Joanna BROWN

Joanna BROWN

Rejoice Nutrition Wellness

The 25 Day Self-Care Advent Calendar Event & Healthful Hamper Food Drive Event 2021

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Over the past two years, the pandemic & isolation has impacted everyone in some way on a global scale. Social isolation and its impacts are being seen in our rising mental health statistics across Canada. Social isolation has also meant tough times for small businesses and community groups that rely on volunteers and donations. Both need our help this holiday season.

Being a community means supporting each other in good times and hard times. Social isolation is putting small businesses both out of business and non-profit community groups in tough spots.  Let me share some ways you can support them and some of the great events Rejoice Nutrition & Wellness is hosting to support them at this time you can get involved in:

How You Can Support Small Businesses This Season?

  1. LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE
    We all know the power of social media. It makes it easier than ever to stay connected. Spread the love and help local businesses! When you like, comment and share their posts they are more likely to reach new customers who may not have known about their business before. Especially during this time, being seen by new people will help a business’ come back to be a little bit easier. Simply commenting on a post using a few words and some emojis encourages the social media algorithm to favor that post and display it to more people!
  2. TAG A FRIEND
    Similar to liking, commenting, and sharing posts, tagging a friend can help a small business reach new loyal customers. With many businesses adapting their business structures to accommodate remote working, having more people engaged and involved in their business online will allow them to continue their growth instead of halt it altogether. If you take the time to share some new businesses online with a few friends, it will greatly boost their engagement on social media while helping your friends find their new favorite business. It’s a win-win!
  3. PURCHASE A GIFT CARD
    Purchase a gift card now to use later! This will give them cash flow that they can use to support themselves while their doors are shut or business has severely slowed down. Alternatively, many businesses are switching over to providing gift cards virtually. This allows us to continue to stay connected as a community and support those in need during this difficult time.
  4. SPREAD THE WORD
    Right now, many small businesses have made radical shifts in the way they work. This means turning to online experiences such as live-streaming yoga classes, immediately building a website to get products online, and restaurants offering free delivery to your home. A great way to support these new techniques small business owners are implementing is to spread the word. Share special offers and deals on your Instagram story or on your Facebook timeline. This allows our community to engage in business as usual but in a new and adapted way.
  5.  LEAVE A REVIEW
    One can easily become frustrated if they’re trying to access products and services that are their go-to but are now unavailable. We must remember that this is a trying time for everyone. Google your favorite businesses and leave a review! Many Small Business Facebook pages have a review page option too! Alternatively, leave one when you have received your purchase.
  6. SHOP ONLINE
    Many small businesses have online shopping options. Then they either offer curbside delivery or pick-up. Pre-ordering products for pick up or even purchasing virtual products such as gift cards, courses, or e-books can make great holiday gifts. I can tell you small businesses have really got creative in how they can get you your purchase in a safe way. So before you enter the big businesses into your search bar… look local to support them and your community.
  7. USE DELIVERY OR PICKUP OPTIONS
    With social distancing being a method of prevention for COVID-19, it can be tough to reduce or eliminate your daily interactions. Treat yourself by choosing delivery or local pickup options. This allows you to either get out of the house for some fresh air or gives you the opportunity to be delivered something that makes you excited! With businesses pivoting their efforts to align with social distancing, there are so many ways you can continue to support local businesses while remaining at home. Hope these 7 ideas help!! Share this post to share some ideas!

2) How Rejoice Is Supporting Small Businesses And How You Can Help?

The 25 Day Self-Care Advent Calendar Challenge Is Back!

This Year Marks The 4th Annual Self-Care Advent Calendar Challenge!

  • December 1st- December 25th, 2021 when you sign-up you will receive a daily self-care challenge to give yourself some love.
  • Every time you complete a daily self-care challenge you are entered to win that week’s self-care prize basket!
  • We have 4 baskets of local, self-care gifts to win
  • This year I committed to ensuring everything that is in those baskets is from small, local female-owned businesses! We have 20 small businesses that have contributed the most amazing self-care and wellness gifts for you to win this year!
  • If you shop at any of the local contributing small businesses during the challenge, DM me and I will also be donating $2.00 for every purchase you make with them in your name to the Edmonton Food Bank.

If you want more information and want to join the 4th annual 25 Day Self-Care Advent Calendar Challenge Event then click the link below to learn more and sign up! It is going to be awesome.

Join The 25-Day SelfCare Advent Calendar Event Here. 

3) Rejoice’s Local Holiday Shopping List

So these 20 local businesses are contributing to this amazing giveaway because we know that this year has been hard! Period. So giving self-care gifts to you is a way of spreading good cheer. NOW, in return, you can reciprocate that love. I am committed to buying my Christmas presents from these amazing women who are doing and giving so much to others. 

I commit to buying my holiday gifts locally this year. The variety of products and services from these small businesses is amazing, it truly fills my heart with such gratitude and I want to support them this season. Below is a list of those women-run businesses that are contributing to the 25-day advent calendar challenge. The businesses that offer services can give you a gift certificate to give this holiday season. Many services are offering virtual sessions and spiritual work online with others.

The businesses that are selling products below have gone above and beyond to get your products in a safe and contactless way. I have linked all the Businesses below that are part of this event and are who I am shopping for this holiday season. Need some local business gifting ideas?? check out these outstanding local female-owned businesses below (they are listed in the order they are appearing in the 4 Self-Care Giveaway holiday gift baskets they are in):

Self-Care Basket #1 (Approx. $500):

  1. Elle Wellness
  2. Nostalgic Reveur
  3. Jen’s Epic Life
  4. Catastrophe Chocolates
  5. Zyp Chicks Healthy Living  (Giving A Bag To Every Basket!)
  6. Spiritually Anchored (Giving A Reading To Every Basket!!)

Self-Care Basket #2 (Approx $500):

  1. Kats Ass Cushions
  2. Spiraveg 
  3. Boho Lash & Co
  4. Opal Creative
  5. Zyp Chicks Healthy Living  (Giving A Bag To Every Basket!)
  6. Pigeon Lake Wellness Retreat


Self-Care Basket #3 (Approx $475):

  1. Spruce & Sky
  2. Liv Nourished
  3. Haute Coton Ltd
  4. Nothin Butt Waxin
  5. Zyp Chicks Healthy Living  (Giving A Bag To Every Basket!)
  6. Vertical Roots Canada


Self-Care Basket #4 (Approx. $500)

  1. Mala & Me
  2. Breathe, Retreats & Wellness
  3. Wishbone Wellness
  4. Rejoice Nutrition & Wellness (ME!!!!)
  5. Zyp Chicks Healthy Living  (Giving A Bag To Every Basket!)

4) How We Are Also Supporting The Edmonton Food Bank Through The 25 Day Self-Care Challenge?

Every year for I has run the Healthful Hamper Food Drive in collaboration with some amazing people and local businesses.

You can donate directly between December 1-December 25th, 2021 through the Food Bank Link below

DONATE EVEN $1 TO THE HEALTHFUL HAMPER FOOD DRIVE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE THIS YEAR THROUGH THE SECURE DONATION LINK

When you make a purchase with ANY of the local Businesses above that are contributing to the 25 Self-Care Advent Calendar Challenge to #supportlocal for your holiday shopping, email me or DM me you made a purchase and Rejoice will personally donate $2.00 on your behalf to the Edmonton Foodbank. So you support local AND help local families have a meal this holiday season. Win-Win!!

5) How Some Businesses Are Giving A Little More! Shop To Make An Impact!

Below are a handful of the 25-Day Self-Care Challenge contributors who are businesses are GIVING a bit more.

When you buy from them below during the event, I will, of course, donate $2 to the Food Bank as part of our event. However, you should know that when you buy from them…. even more of your purchase is going to help those in our community. Check out these women and their additional giving below

  1. Shop the Zyp Chicks! This holiday season ZypChicks will be supporting Nekem and indigenous-led organization that is addressing houselessness, hunger & addictions & more.  The organization was founded by my friend Vee Duncan, the remarkable human who pushed a grocery cart from Calgary to Edmonton 8 months ago to shed light on these problems.  We will donate $1 to Nekem for every sale we make through the Self Care Advent Calendar.  We are also donating 40% of our sales to Nekem on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Boxing Day — 20% from ZypChicks and then they will match the 20%. Finally, $1 from each bath bomb and $1 from each Hemp Brownie Mug Cake will go to Nekem.  
  2. Opal Creative has a code REJOICE to save 5% off orders and for every time the code is used, she will donate $1 to the food bank.
  3. Nostalgic Rever is donating $1 from her sales to the food bank during the event
  4. Breathe, Retreats & Wellness is donating $5 presale to the food bank during the event
  5. Jen’s Epic Life is donating 25% of merry meal sales to the food bank via her link https://jenlaurie.epicure.com/en-ca/cc/attach/vXiXCAWTuOpdV8RdvZiA
  6. Pigeon Lake Wellness Retreat is donating an additional $20 to the food bank

So! Self-Care Advent Calendar 101:

The event runs from December 1- December 25th, 2021. But there are lots of sneak peeks and bonuses you won’t want to miss so keep watching my rejoice stories and posts on my channels.

 This is gonna be so much fun!

Give yourself a gift of self-care.

Enter to win self-care prize baskets.

Support local.

Help support those in our community that needs it the most. Xo,JoPS!!! Don’t forget to follow along on Rejoice Facebook & Instagram pages for simple and effective resources that relate to the week’s topic.Xo,Jo

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