South Shore 'Survival Bags' Raise Money To Help Others During The Pandemic


QUINCY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The owners of Caryn's Corner and Coffee Break Cafe in Quincy are raising money for essential workers and people in need.

Jennifer Ormon and Caryn Smith developed the "South Shore Survival Bag" which supports small businesses. The two buy the goods, such as chocolate, honey, handmade soaps, and candles from local businesses to put in locally designed tote bags.

Then, the money they make selling bags goes to front line workers and a local food pantry. The bags have been a hit and are selling fast.

"[A] woman, she bought 12 bags and she's shut-in at home for health reasons and she bought a bag for every one of her neighbors," Smith said.

Even though Smith's boutique has been closed due to the pandemic, she's been paying for the goods out of pocket. Why?

"That's how my parents brought me up, service above self," Smith said.

WBZ NewsRadio's Suzanne Sausville (@sausvillewbz) reports

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