Today, half of our business — the US-based team — will celebrate Thanksgiving with its friends and loved ones. We’re delighted to take a step back and recharge before the holiday season gets going in earnest first thing tomorrow, on Block Friday (yes, there’s no typo there). We’re also pumped to say that we served pumpkin and pecan pie at the factory today for lunch even though most of our workers have never heard of Thanksgiving, nor understand the reason for celebration.
Tegu is not just a toy company; Tegu is a social enterprise.
We’ve had another incredible year, and we owe so much of this success to the hundreds of retailers out there now carrying our products. And, we owe thanks to you, our faithful, loyal customers who have chosen to invest in Tegu for yourself or the little ones in your life. We consider it a tremendous honor and joy to design children’s products and we wish we could share with you now all of our plans for the future, but, alas, that’s not what today’s message is about.
Today we say thank YOU, because without your support, our social mission wouldn’t be possible. As many of you know, beyond designing and manufacturing inventive new toys, Tegu has a deep social priority at its core: we were founded to help the nation of Honduras by creating jobs for the unemployed and underemployed. We’ve invested directly in the poor, and we’re proud to say that this investment is paying off in so many wonderful ways. At 50 fantastic factory jobs, our family in Honduras is growing, and the impact we see each day is increasingly so encouraging. So, from the folks in Tegucigalpa to the team in Darien, Connecticut, we say thank you. We hope you’ll enjoy this video glimpse of the impact you’ve helped make possible. Thank you for helping us make a difference; now let’s move from strength to strength. We wish all of you a fantastic holiday season. May it be your best one yet!