Gill at the Helpers Artisan Boutique
Thank you for featuring Gill at the Helpers Artisan Boutique as well as your ongoing sales for the Cedars artists!
I just ran into a friend at the post office, who told me she was on Union Street recently, killing time before an appointment, and walked by your store. Something in the window caught her eye and she went in, and just fell in love with the place. While browsing she came across the Big Wave section, which she has heard me talk about through the years, and saw my daughter Emmy’s representation. She said how being in the store made her day, changed her mood (she’s always a pretty upbeat person anyways!) It really touched her, which really touched me. What you are doing makes a difference, in so many ways!
Kim Gainza, Executive Board Member, Big Wave Project
Tribute to: Special Dog, Jack Daniels
My 7-year-old daughter and I enjoyed our first visit to your shop, and especially appreciated the excellent help we received from your staff. So glad to have ‘found’ you and look forward to returning.
Great experience! Great customer service! Awesome products! Beautiful idea! Love it!
Hi MarilynThank you for ordering my two additional coasters. I love them. I really enjoy shopping in your store. Chris, and the other person there who manages the store at times were so helpful in helping me choose items yesterday. I also bought one of the vintage ornaments, Noah’s Ark, which I think may be left over from the original store at Ghirardelli Square? He said the vintage ornaments are going quickly, as are the coasters.The store was full of nice items. Chris told me a lot about the various items, the history, all the pop up stores you have done, etc. He also helped me find a photo of the 4 ceramic coasters I bought a little while back, and which I had messaged you about. I am elderly, and tech-challenged, and I am having some trouble navigating the features on a brand new iPhone. He found the photo in Messages and put it where it is supposed to be on my phone. As you know, Chris is quite good with the iPhone. He said he teaches this to some of your clients. After finding the photo, he taught me how to do a few little things on my new iPhone , and also how to protect the battery from wearing down. When I tried taking an iPhone class at a senior center a month or so ago, I could not hear the instructor.As always, both workers were so kind about my various disabilities. I don’t hear well. I have to navigate by using two walking sticks, and I have some eye issues. It takes time for me to find things with the strong glasses I have to wear for walking because of my strabismus, but which are not good for up -close things. Your workers are always so patient and kind and understanding with me . To say the least, I have not always been treated that way by people who have so-called “normal” intellectual and social abilities. I’m sure other physically challenged persons have occasionally had the same painful and socially isolating experiences as me. Perhaps because they, too, have some disabilities ,which might bring judgement from others, that is part of what makes your employees so compassionate and considerate.Take care, and happy holidays.