The first time I walked in this store I was struck by how classic, yet unique everything was. I was even more struck by the affordability of the beautiful, stylish clothing and accessories.
Simply Hyacinth is known for carrying merchandise which helps local vendors (like us) and also helping vendors from around the world by carrying unique artwork and one-of-a-kind pieces. The story of this start-up is inspires us all to do more. Hyacinth Paul started her business in response to a newspaper article that listed the poverty level in Dayton at 27%. Hyacinth saw the stark reality of this in a friend who despite a college degree and a full time job, could not find employment offering over $12,000 per year. Hyacinth saw the woman’s determination and frustration. So Hyacinth bought a few skeins of premium wool, and gave it to the lady saying “You knit and I will sell!”
With that, Hyacinth began her journey into the world of entrepreneurship. As a retired professor and scientist, she spent the next few months learning everything she could about running a business and stocking her own boutique with the beautiful products made by everyday artisans. In keeping true to her mission of helping the community, she offers socially responsible merchandise made by talented people worldwide which includes handmade fashion accessories and unique products from jewelry to art. By doing so, she creates additional income and jobs and partners with other organizations that share her passion of helping others. At least 25% of her net profits from customer purchases support Education & Entrepreneurship.
The current example of her generosity is shown by her sponsorship of the FAME (Fashion Aids Medical Education) Fashion Show. All proceeds from F.A.M.E. go directly to the MCMSA Foundation, (Montgomery County Medical Society Foundation) which then awards scholarships to area Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Science Students on the basis of need and merit. Since 1948, the medical centers have awarded $825,000 to help students in need.
So, SAVE THE DATE of April 18, 2016 and invite your family and friends. The $50 per registration fee is donated to the medical scholarship fund to help students pursue medical education and career training. A Social Hour begins at 10:30 am followed by an exquisite luncheon, personally prepared for you! A stunning Style show by Simply Hyacinth – The Boutique for the Connoisseur, Dayton OH will be featured at 1:30 pm and for your additional enjoyment an opportunity to “shop the show” on location at the Golf Club of Yankee Trace in Centerville, OH!
Generosity is not a byproduct of wealth. It is a way of life; it is something ingrained in you since childhood. Simply Hyacinth is a small business generosity model that you are drawn to respect. It is an honor for Honey Sweetie Acres to work with and support Hyacinth in her endeavors. The next time you are in the Dayton or Centerville area…..stop by. You will be glad you did.
Several times a year, we like to turn the spotlight on one of our vendors. Afterall, they are partners in our success. This month, we’d like to share the story of Simply Hyacinth, a lovely shop which has its home among the shops that surround the Dayton, OH Mall.
Address: 2800 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd, Dayton, OH 45459