Kent Island Community Spotlight: Half Full Gift Boutique

Introducing the February Kent Island Community Spotlight! Our Community Spotlight is monthly feature honoring those community members and businesses who make a BIG impact on our tiny island. There are so many community members and businesses that impact Kent Island. Meet our February Kent Island Community Spotlight:

Introducing Half Full Gift Boutique

Meet our first honoree: Stacie & Laurie from Half Full Gift Boutique

Pamela D., who nominated Half Full, had this to say: “The owners of Half Full are amazing humans. A year ago I didn’t know them and now they feel like family. January of this year my nephew was critically injured in a bonfire accident. I was holding a benefit and reached out to local businesses for donations. Not only was Half Full the only business to respond, they asked for updates and spread the word about him. And when my nephew died, they cried with me. They are very special people and are so very deserving to be in the spotlight.”

About Half Full

We asked Laurie & to share about their business.

Laurie and I are the owners of Half Full Gift Boutique and when we were planning our shop, our biggest goal was that it would be a place of love, joy, compassion and hope. That may seem like a lot for a gift store but we wanted it to be more than that. We wanted it to be a place where you could get a gift for the most joyous time and the most difficult. A place where you are welcomed and cared for!

Ways They Give Back

We have both lived in the KI community for years and have raised our kids here. We have seen first hand how generous and kind the residents of KI are and knew this would be our opportunity to give back to the countless organizations that work so hard making our community and world the best it can be. It is amazing to hear so many stories from new residents and visitors about what a special place this is. They can’t quite put a finger on it but they know it’s unique! It is an honor to be a part of that.

What Brings You Happiness?

You asked what brings us happiness… I don’t think you have that much time! Our customers bring us joy each day!! Being a part of their lives, watching their children grow up, being trusted to listen to their burdens, seeing their smiling faces when they walk through our door. I still can’t believe we get to do what we do everyday! We are blessed beyond measure!

Help Half Full Spread Joy & Kindness

Going back to our biggest goal with Half Full… We feel that we have done our job well if you leave our store happier than when you walked in. Our hope then is that you continue to spread that joy and kindness in the world. The world needs more of it! 

Know Another Community Spotlight? Nominate Today!

Who should we know that contributes to our Kent Island community? Do you know a resident or business that shows up in a big way? Someone who makes a positive impact right here on our little island? I Love Kent Island wants to recognize them in the Kent Island Community Spotlight!

We want recognize them in a way that they deserve! We want to share an example for others of what community and kindness is all about. Click HERE to nominate today!

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