#324 – SHOP LOCAL! Peas for Prosperity Makes Great Gifts and Helps Those in Need, “One Pea at a Time”

peas-for-prosperity-christy-annis-atlanta-ga365Atlanta believes in shopping locally and supporting Atlanta-area businesses. SHOP LOCAL! is our picks for local shopping picks for the holidays…and beyond!

Looking for a unique, thoughtful gift makes you feel as good to give as to receive? Searching for a gift to give that also gives back? Look no further than Peas for Prosperity!

Founded by Christy Annis after she lost her job (as she candidly writes on her website, not because she was downsized or laid off, “because I was fired”), Peas for Prosperity was started specifically with the purpose of giving back, of helping people who need it, one pea at a time. Christy told me her business began, as her Mom says, “on a wing and a prayer. It all started by accident! I had a crazy idea to sell Peas as a way to find a new job. Instead of finding a new job, I found a new life!”

By purchasing, quite simply, bags of peas, you are helping Peas for Prosperity give back to the Atlanta community. “We donate a portion of the proceeds from all sales to charities that help people in need of a Second Chance,” Christy told me. ” For our holiday sales, we are donating a portion of the proceeds to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Through our Peas to Paychecks Program we partner with local non-profits to hire program participants to assist with the processing and production of our products. Currently, we are working with the youth at Covenant House to assist with our Holiday products.”

It’s an inspiring story and Christy’s peas make amazingly thoughtful gifts.When you give these peas, you are giving someone a second chance- imagine giving this gift and telling the recipient the story of these peas!

To order, simply visit Peas for Prosperity online. The most popular seller is Peas in a Bag, a full pound bag of peas; at just $7.50 each, these make great gifts for family, friends, out of town relatives, teachers, and the person who has everything. Other gifts on the site include the Quick Pick Pack, a half-pound of peas for $3.50 and multi-packs of peas, as a more economical way to give lots of peas. Order today so you can get your peas in time for Christmas – and give a gift that truly gives back!

And don’t forget to order some peas for yourself! Eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is said to ensure good luck and prosperity for the new year – good karma and good luck, who could ask for more?

HOW TO FIND: Peas for Prosperity
Website: www.peasforprosperity.com
Email inquiries: peasforprosperity@gmail.com
Phone inquiries: 404-520-3215

Photo courtesy of Peas for Prosperity

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  1. Christy says:

    Maura,

    Thanks so much for sharing my story in such an elegant way! I really appreciate it and applaud all you do to promote our great city.

    Even if you don’t purchase Peas for Prosperity, please take Maura’s advice and Shop Local! There’s lots of exciting stuff out there – please support local business.

    Thanks and Happy Pea Season!

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