As with most people around the world who are being asked to stay home and socially distance themselves, we are feeling quite grateful and lucky that we are still feeling healthy but a bit anxious about what is in store for our personal interactions, for our family, our business, and our community.
Our retail store has been closed since March 15th, followed by our office a week later. Our office staff is currently working from home and our warehouse is still operational for online orders. But we are working with limited hours so that there are no more than 3 people working at one time, giving everyone room to move about while maintaining a 6-foot distance from others. Everyone has masks, gloves, hand sanitizers, and cleaning supplies. Overall, so far, so good.
The first step was making sure our staff and their families were ok. Then, making sure our business is still functioning somewhat. Next, it’s time to give back. For all the healthcare workers who are helping the sick and the essential workers who are helping the rest of us stay home, we have donated to different organizations.
We have just started our 10 for 10 project. Inspired by the amazing business owners in Princeton, NJ, where our retail shop is located, we have created a promo code for 10% off your order which will then be matched as a donation from Miya to local food banks, most notably, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) in Trenton, NJ. Our friends at the wonderful toy store, Jazams, in Princeton has always been a wonderful resource for us as we delved into the brick and mortar retail world. Their generosity to the town, their customers and our small business community is admirable and we could not appreciate them more. So, we totally stole their idea and implemented it for our own online sales! (Thanks Dean & Joanne!)
So, if you are feeling generous and in need of retail therapy for beautiful Japanese ceramics or gifts, visit our site, www.miyacompany.com. Then use the promo code: TAKEGIVE10 and you will get 10% off, and we will match your 10% to donate to TASK. We are doing this through Mother’s Day (May 10, 2020) because moms rock.