2018 Lift the Spirit Awards

Cobblestone Cottage – Santa Clarita, CA

At DEMDACO, we strive to Lift the Spirit in consumers, in each other and in our communities.  This is our mission.  We are always looking for others who share a similar mission and view of business.

Walk on Water – Longwood, FL

Each year, our OneCoast sales partners nominate retailers that are lifting the spirit in their communities for a Lift the Spirit Award.  The awards go to retailers that best demonstrate our mission: Lift the Spirit. This past December the winners were announced at the National Sales and Training Meeting. DEMDACO makes a donation to each winner’s charity of choice.

We are grateful for all of our retail partners, but want to congratulate and say a special word of thanks to our 2018 Lift the Spirit Award winners!

Three Bears General Store – Pigeon Forge, TN

Thank you for the work you’re doing in our communities.  You help make the world a better place!

Cobblestone Cottage in Santa Clarita, CA   Owners: Kathy Allie and Jamee Brandt
Mahaska Drug in Oskaloosa, IA   Owner: Jane Nicholson
Apple Barrel Country Store in Schoharie, NY  Owner: Sue Loden
Three Bears General Store in Pigeon Forge, TN  Owners: Bill & Fran DeLozier
Walk On Water in Longwood, FL   Owner: Roxanne Mann

Apple Barrel Country Store – Schoharie, NY

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2017 Lift the Spirit Awards

At DEMDACO, we strive to Lift the Spirit in consumers, in each other and in our communities.

Each year, our OneCoast sales partners nominate retailers that are lifting the spirit in their communities to be chosen for a Lift the Spirit Award.  The awards go to the retailers that best demonstrate our mission: Lift the Spirit. The winners are announced at the National Sales and Training Meeting each December.  DEMDACO makes a donation to each winner’s charity of choice.

Thank you to all of our retailers and congratulations to our 2017 Lift the Spirit Award winners!

A Honey of a Deal in Carrollton, TX
St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, ID
Rome Inspirations in Rochester, PA
Hip Chics Boutique in Clemmons, NC
Davlin’s in Maple Grove, MN

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Gratitude

Gratitude is a transformative attitude.  When we say “Thank You”, we are acknowledging someone else has provided for our need or has graciously given us more than we needed.  This is why children are taught at a young age to say, “Thank You”.  Gratefulness connects us to others in ways that go beyond words.

We believe saying “Thank You” is the easiest way to lift someone’s spirits.  Thanksgiving Day a great reminder to Lift the Spirit by being quick to offer thanks for what we have, and what we’ve been given.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Lift The Spirit: The Places We Work

Work is an essential part of our lives. In fact, we believe we’re made to work. It’s part of being fully human. DEMDACO’s mission is to Lift the Spirit. That means all that we do is part of our work–whether it’s a report, a project, a presentation, or spending time helping one of our donation partners. It’s all part of the work we do. It’s all part of fulfilling our mission–Lift the Spirit. #liftthespirit #work

Kelly Rae Roberts – Artist Guest Post

Kelly Rae Roberts

by Kelly Rae Roberts

Hello! My name is Kelly Rae Roberts. I like to call myself a Possibilitarian.

I spent my early career as a clinical medical social worker — counseling patients and families through the fights of their lives. It was powerful, important work, but my heart began to grow restless when I was about 30 years old.

I started playing with paint. Everything changed. Painting brought me what I was craving: a new way to experience, translate, share, and be in the world.

An important part of my journey was realizing that I hadn’t abandoned my former social worker self, or the people I’d helped. I was still listening, sharing, healing, navigating messy emotions, making an impact — except I was now using a paintbrush in a studio, instead of a clipboard in a hospital. Same message. New medium.

About three years into my painting journey, I was asked to partner with DEMDACO. It was a perfect match as we share similar missions: to lift the spirit. Much of my art expresses the sort of healing messages I’ve always deeply believed. That we can be brave. That we are meant for the journeys of healing. That our dreams matter. That our stories deeply matter.

I am incredibly thankful for my long standing partnership with DEMDACO (almost nine years!). It’s been an opportunity of a lifetime to bring my art and its message to a broader audience.  I am so thankful to their vision, commitment, and way of doing business.