With the Welcome Desk still closed due to the pandemic and most community festivals cancelled, Friends merchandise has been unavailable to our members and friends for months.
But fear not, we have recently opened the Friends Online Store through this website. We have started with a limited number of items as we learn the ropes of managing the store and fulfilling orders with an all-volunteer crew.
This is how it works. We recruited a volunteer for each item that is available for purchase: hats, luna-moth shirts, trees-of-the-refuge shirts, swallow-tailed kite shirts, and soon butterfly shirts. Each volunteer has the inventory of that item at home. When the store receives an order, the volunteer who is fulfilling orders for that item pulls out the stash of the item, packages it up, gets the postage, and mails it with the USPS. This may not be slick, but we hope it works!
We are delighted to be making the items available again so you can wear them and spread the word about our great refuges.