One of the easiest ways to support the Black community directly is by supporting Black-owned businesses. Many have already been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Here are 10 Orlando-based businesses that offer products for both kids and families.

Pretty Peacock Paperie

Pretty Peacock Paperie is a lighthearted and fun stationery company located in Central Florida.

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We have a lot of new faces around here. So I wanted to do a #fridayintroduction but on a Monday 😹 for the 600+ friends we have gained. By being here you have exclaimed to the world not only your love for paper and correspondence but you have also made a comittment to be a part of social change. #powertothepeople ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ First of all, I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love that you have showed. The orders have been flowing in for the last couple weeks. I am overwhelmed with gratitude. THANK YOU! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Second, I want to be completely honest. The last two weeks have been a struggle. (I know you see my smiling face above so it can be confusing. One thing I pride myself on is being open and honest. This photo was taken about prior to the senseless murders.) I am trying to be as "social" on here as possible. However, I also need to protect my mind. So my responses have been slow. Please do not feel like I do not love and appreciate every single person here. I do love you all, I am just not 100% my normal self. So thank you for sharing your purchases! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Third, although the last couple weeks have been heavy, I am encouraged by the unity. I am encouraged by the change that we have already seen. I see those of you who have comitted to facing systemic racism head on. I see those of you who are comitted to uplifting and amplifying black voices. I see parents like myself who are comitted to making sure our babies are safe. I see you. Right now, we need to keep pushing forward. Change is on the horizon and I believe with all my heart that we need to be voting now, more than ever. We also need to supporting our black communities. This Juneteenth we will be launching some new products and will be donating 30% of our sales to @thelovelandfoundation ! As someone who has benefited from therapy, I resonate with their mission and the need to heal our community from the within. I hope you will join me on Friday! #blacklivesmatter #mentalhealth #supportblackbusiness #amplifyblackvoices

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JewelREE

JewelREE is a minimalist + morse code inspired accessory brand.

 

Naked Bar Soap Co. 

All Naked Bar Soap Co. soaps are lovingly hand blended, cured, and cut in small batches. Each one is designed using a palette of earth sourced ingredients such as herbs, petals, grains, leaves, minerals, and clay – scented with the finest essential oils for a therapeutic aromatic experience. All soaps are free of any chemicals, preservatives, and synthetics.

 

Neon Cowboys

Neon Cowboys is a fashion tech brand that specializes in western glowing apparel & accessories.

 

Eola Pets

Eola Pets is Downtown Orlando’s preferred choice for trusted dog walkers in the community. They are licensed, bonded and insured, and available 365 days a year. They offer dog walking, pet sitting, and bathing services.

 

Kenzie Weise Jewels

Kenzie Weise Jewels was founded on the idea that even the simple things in life should provoke mindfulness.

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Amethyst & Lapis Lazuli is such a beautiful combo!

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Beth Autumn Art

Beth Autumn Art by Chanel Smith features clay jewelry, paintings and custom pieces.

 

Miscellaneous Market

Miscellaneous Market features a little bit of everything.

 

Wynn Styles Boutique

Wynn Styles Boutique provides affordable, chic and trendy fashion for the everyday woman.

 

Re-Runz Records

Re-Runz Records is owned by Ed Smith who is also the owner/operator of Southern Soul Blues Radio. He has been collecting music in the form of CD’s, Vinyl and concert videos seriously since 1974.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

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