Helmed by a professional chef who intimately understands the stressful demands of being a wife and mother, Dinner Fairy takes cooking off parents’ already stacked to-do lists by delivering ready-to- eat meals right to their doorsteps. The chef uses organic and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, not only preparing delicious and attractive dishes, but nutritious ones as well. Meals, which customers can choose from regularly rotating menus, arrive emanating such a home-cooked freshness that moms or dads may be tempted to drop the shipping receipts down a piranha-infested well and pass off the cooking as their own.
Forward Steps support teens transitioning out of foster care with housing, support services, and life-skills classes in financial literacy, resumé building, and nutrition. The organization also focuses on community, providing its young clients with a place to live in a communal environment and connecting them with successful program alumni who share experiences similar to their own. While Forward Steps' clients are working toward self-sufficiency, it supplements their limited incomes with a monthly stipend and assistance in applying for financial aid and scholarships.
Mile High Organics delivers organic, non-genetically modified produce, natural groceries, and other eco-friendly goods directly to the home. Freshly stocked produce bins host a swinging soiree of assorted nutrients colorfully frocked in fruited finery and vegetable vestments. The contents changes weekly and, with more than 100 items on their weekly specials page, can include anything from cameo apples to satsuma seedless tangerines. Unlike farmers' markets, backyard gardens, and the Shamrock Shake, Mile High Organics is available year-round. Any desired produce not included in the bin, such as blueberries or locally grown roma tomatoes, can be added at its individual price.
Mile High Organics also carries a line of humanely raised family-farm organic meats, such as turkey, pork, and beef, and pantry stockers include fresh soups, cheeses, baked goods, and more than 300 spices. The shop practices earth-friendly habits by delivering along efficient, geographically planned routes and collecting discarded bins for future use.
Sometimes you're too busy to make an entire meal from scratch. Enter Supper Solutions, a meal-assembly kitchen who helps prepare homemade meals that busy customers can cook up in their own kitchens. First, customers select a minimum of eight meals from the menu, which changes monthly and includes a variety of meal options. They then arrange to either pick up the fully prepared meals, or head to the location to assemble the meals themselves. The process helps customers cut back on grocery trips and planning, freeing up time to create elaborate food sculptures from any left-overs.
For more than 100 years, United Parcel Service's recognizable brown trucks have been showing up on doorsteps in a timely fashion. Founded in 1907 as a messenger company, UPS has grown into a multibillion-dollar corporation by enabling commerce to travel the globe. Now the world's largest package-delivery company and a recognized name in specialized transportation and logistics services, UPS's legions manage the flow of goods, funds, and grandmas' cookies in more than 200 countries.
The UPS Store's obliging staff and reputation for reliable package conveyance attracts all types of packers, shippers, and printers. Packers regularly stop in for masking-tape rolls and other do-it-yourself supplies. Alternatively, senders can enlist the skillful packing of the store's staffers, who will deftly seal boxes and cushion contents with bubble wrap or styrofoam peanut-butter sandwiches. In addition to packaging services and supplies, UPS Stores proffer printing services for large-quantity flyer makers and mailbox rentals for lazy messenger pigeons. Each independently owned location abides by the company's rigorous cargo standards and solemn Pack & Ship Promise.