‘Giving back’ motto of new business
by Elane Jones
Sep 20, 2013 | 1957 views | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Good Deeds Gift Baskets and Knick Knacks located at 2103 Birmingham Avenue in Jasper will hold its grand opening Saturday and anyone who shops at the store will enable the owners of the business, Charles and Sandra Kidd, to give back to others.

“We’ve been making gift baskets at home and selling them at work to help raise money to help other people,” Sandra Kidd said. “We started looking for a building and God blessed us with a building on Birmingham Avenue.”

Sandra said the Jasper Mall has been wonderful by allowing her to set up and sell her baskets at the Mall, but she had been praying for a building for some time.

“We’ve been working out of our home and setting up at the Mall and other places to sell the baskets,” Sandra said. “Now we will be able to sell not only our baskets, but other knick knacks as well, such as handbags and jewelry.

Sandra and Charles both work regular jobs, so the couple said they will only be able to open the shop three days a week. Sandra works as a nurse and Charles works for a local coal company.

The couple’s two daughters, Nikira and Chaela, have also pitched in to help their parents with making the gift baskets from time to time and more recently in helping get the new shop ready to open.

Sandra said they both feel God has truly blessed their family, so they knew the time had come for them to pass blessings on to others.

“God called for us to reach out and help others and that’s what the hands on our logo represent,” Sandra said. “And yes, we listed Jesus as our CEO, because we could not have done this without Him. He says if you give things over to Him, He will do the rest and He hasn’t failed me yet, so it was only fitting we list Him as our CEO.”

Sandra said The Home Depot has even blessed them with some goodies to give to the senior citizens who shop at the store.

“We are also going to hold a drawing for a $150 cash prize on Nov. 2, and anyone who comes into the shop and purchases a gift basket of $20 or more between now and then may enter the drawing,” Sandra said.

“I would just love to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us over the years, for they have all been a blessing to our family.”

The Good Deeds Gift Basket and Knick Knacks will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

For more information, call 205-522-9821.