Collective giving, the PinPoint way

As you can tell from our letter above, this past week we were given the rare moment to reflect on just how thankful we are for all the guidance, trust and cheerleading that our support network has generously provided to us on the daily. We hope that you and yours were also gifted a moment to pause and be present with one another. We don’t know about you, but when given the space to truly reflect, recognize and absorb all of that appreciation – we find we have so much more clarity about what really matters. It fuels this deep need to want to give back to others. 

So with that in mind, we will take a different approach to our typical newsletter. This month we will keep our PinPoint Post brief, we will refrain from speaking to our silly donut obsession, and most importantly we will change this from a one way communication channel to a powerful call to action.  

As a way to reimagine the ‘traditional’ holiday client gift, PinPoint will be supporting GirlForward, a Chicago-based non-profit dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced globally by conflict and persecution. PinPoint will be giving in-kind donations via this wish list we curated from recommendations shared by the organization. Our Collective will come together to wrap and drop off all gifts collected by December 20th, 2021.

PinPoint will be donating on behalf of ourselves and our Collective. However, we would be grateful for your support. Simply select an item from the list you would like to donate, check out, and all gifts will arrive at PinPoint’s studio to be hand wrapped and delivered to GirlForward in time for Christmas. Something not on the list that you would like to donate? Simply send it to our studio at 3717 N Ravenswood Ave Suite 208, Chicago IL 60613. We appreciate your support, thank you. 

Want to inspire us by talking about what community or causes align with your mission? Want to make space to just pause and reflect to find things we appreciate together? Then let’s chat and find ways to show others some well-deserved support, empathy and inspiration.

Navigating The Holidays

A New Normal Trend Report   |    11.22.21

As we all look forward to a more ‘normal’ holiday season this year, the economic outlook looks optimistic while festive shopping looks noticeably different from our pre-pandemic days. Deloitte predicts overall retail sales in the US will increase between 7-9% this year, but what gifters are spending on will look a bit different. 

78% of Millennials are determined to make this holiday extra-special, yet 86% overspent on gifts last year compared to their plan. This year, more conscious spending will be put towards family and friend events, outdoor entertainment and sustainable choices. 

This mini trend explores how our changing behaviors will affect relationships, consumerism and sustainability this holiday season. If nothing else, we hope these serve as some sources of inspiration as your create holiday lists of your own.

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