Today we are delighted to share our interview with Caila McCabe of Red Kite Candy.
*If you're just finding our "Staying at Home in Woodstock" series, welcome! During the COVID-19 crisis, we are connecting with local businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-profits to help encourage and support one another through this difficult time. Please contact us directly if you would like to be featured!*
Who are you and where do you live?
I’m Caila McCabe and I live in Thetford, VT.
What do you do? For how long have you been doing it?
I’m the Brand Manager at Red Kite Candy. I’ve been in this role for 2 years now, but involved in the family business for about 6 years.
How has your life and livelihood changed in the time of Covid-19?
Most of the ways our lives have changed are things everyone recognizes, like worrying about older friends and family members, and changing shopping habits. We washing all of our deliveries now, only family members are allowed in to our facility…but when put in perspective, I’m mostly grateful for what hasn’t changed.
What is the most important thing that people can do to help support you and/or your business?
Place an order online at redkitecandy.com. Right now, for every purchase over $25, we’re giving a gift to frontline healthcare workers on your behalf. You can include a message that we’ll handwrite. You can choose from several hospitals who have agreed to receive and distribute these gifts. Especially with Mother’s Day coming up, this is a great time to give a gift because it will instantly generate another gift to a healthcare worker.
What changes do you hope to see in a post-quarantine world?
I hope people can keep up this bootstrapping spirit. Not all of these problems or opportunities will go away with the virus. There’s always a need for innovation, compassion, and just making the most of each day.
Thank you, Caila! We love your bootstrapping spirit, and we're thankful for everyone who makes this world a little sweeter.