Sunday, April 20, 2014

Featured Shop of the Week- Believe Bistro

The featured shop this week is a small business that is dedicated to helping kids in need. Meet Believe bistro and owner, Bobbie Howden, and enter to win a selection of tea and coffee.


Believe bistro began in November 2012. I launched it to provide my special needs foster daughter with work experience before she headed off to college. In addition to offering exceptional beverages, Believe bistro gives kids in foster care an opportunity to discover their talents and learn new skills. Currently we have two special needs teens taking part in the operation. You'll love our coffee & tea. And it'll taste even sweeter knowing you're helping to positively shape the future for some very special individuals.

As a single full-time mom to two daughters, adopted from foster care, and being a foster parent my life is busy. The biggest challenge I find in running Believe bistro is making time for all the ideas I have for the company.

I love coffee and tea. These beverages have been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember. The connections that happen over a pot of tea or cup of coffee are inspirational. The beverages themselves comfort and encourage us to carry on. What coffee & tea bring to the world is exactly what my employees need - connection, comfort, and encouragement.

I live in a community full of orchards and vineyards. Every season contains it's own beauty. When the trees come alive with blossoms I find myself coming alive with creativity.


The coffee & tea carried by Believe bistro come from two suppliers in Toronto. The coffee is a blend of freshly roasted South American beans. The teas come from around the world to the Toronto supplier who expertly blends them.

A monthly donation is given to Compassion Canada to sponsor a teen girl in Peru. In helping local teens, I also want to assist youth globally. The sponsorship enables her to attend school and participate in the school feeding program.

The founder of WINGS Maternity Home is a friend of mine. She works with at risk mothers - teaching them how to parent, helping them get an education, and obtain stable housing when they graduate from her program. Her work keeps children from ending up in foster care. As much as I love being a foster mom, I really wish there was no need for children to be in care. WINGS helps struggling moms get on their feet so they can effectively care for their children. It's an exciting program that I could go on forever about. Believe bistro donates products and money towards their many fundraisers.

You can find Believe bistro on Facebook, website, blog, and Twitter.  Bobbie is generously offering one lucky fan a selection of coffee & teas along with an inspirational mug, shipped free anywhere in the world.

You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds & Believe bistro on Facebook. Several optional entries have been added to increase your chances of winning. The giveaway starts 4/20/14 and ends at 11:59pm CST on 4/26/14. The winner will be announced on Sunday and have 48 hours to claim the prize by contacting violetsbuds@hotmail.com. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Fine Print:  Participants are providing information to Violet's Buds. Your information will not be sold, but may be shared with the giveaway sponsor for the purpose of prize redemption. Violet's Buds is not responsible for any computer or website malfunctions during the giveaway. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. Entrants found cheating, entering under duplicate profiles, or not following the instructions may be banned. By entering the contest you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.  International players may enter but may be responsible for the shipping if they wish to redeem their prize. If you are not willing to pay shipping, do not enter. Prizes do not have cash value. There will be no returns/exchanges on any of the items. Violet's Buds is not responsible for shops who do not follow through with prizes.

5 comments:

  1. I love tea! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  2. Tea is my favorite, but I love coffee too! And I love mugs! I really want to win this one!

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