Original Post 12.12.2014
Post updated 2.21.2024
As a burgeoning small business, we’re thrilled to embark on our second holiday season with a mission close to our hearts: supporting animal shelters. Since our inception, we’ve been committed to giving back, initially focusing on the Western Pa Humane Society and now broadening our efforts to include Animal Friends in Pittsburgh.
Thanks to the incredible support of our global customer base, we’re excited to announce that in 2015, we’re extending our philanthropy throughout the year. Our donations will now be divided between an animal organization in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, and Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
For those familiar with our journey, the significance of these locations is apparent. Providenciales holds a special place in our story—it’s where the seeds of our business were planted during a transformative trip in 2011. Not only did it mark the beginning of Jessica Wilkeson Design Studio, but it also holds cherished memories of our marriage. We owe much to this beautiful island.
Equally dear to us is Pittsburgh, PA. It’s where we were both born and raised, and where we proudly call home. Our affection for this city runs deep—it’s where we raise our beloved four-legged companions and where we always find solace upon our return from traveling.
Despite the chill in the air, our love for Pittsburgh knows no bounds. However, we can’t help but joke about finding affordable shipping rates from Providenciales! In all seriousness, we’re passionate about supporting animal welfare in both cities and are diligently finalizing our plans for 2015.
As dedicated animal lovers, we’re committed to continuing our support for organizations that share our values. Stay tuned as we update our about page with more details on how we’re giving back to our cherished communities.
To all who have contributed to our journey, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. It’s your support that allows us to turn our passions into meaningful contributions and make a difference in the lives of animals in need.
We’re excited for what lies ahead as we continue to blend our love for travel, marriage, and memories into the fabric of our business. And most importantly, we can’t wait to give back to the communities that mean the world to us.