Hi, I'm Joanna Odom!I am an entrepreneur, married, a Mom, and live in Roswell, Georgia. I attend Saint Brigid Parish in Johns Creek and I'm a cradle Catholic too!
I launched The Catholic Goodie Box on March 1st, 2017. I started this business with my husband Matt because we love being Catholic. Our faith is very important to us and we are always looking for ways to grow in our faith journey. Whether it is books, a special rosary, or bath & body products made by religious orders we love discovering new Catholic goodies.
We initially decided to start a monthly subscription box to showcase all the special items, authors, artists, religious orders, and small businesses we'd found over the years. We had such an overwhelming response that we decided to open an Etsy shop too, where we could focus on handmade/small batch Catholic goodies and grow our brand one person at a time.
We are not just another faith based company. Every idea starts with a problem. While running our subscription box company, we noticed a simple one: a lack of premium, affordable, Catholic goodies that can be custom fit to an individual's faith journey. For example. a parishioner is trying to form a new prayer habit but works long hours, has a family, and can't get to Adoration as much as desired. A simple, yet stylish decade or rosary bracelet, hand made, packaged beautifully, and delivered at the right price can seamlessly kick start their new prayer journey.
Our twine rosaries are original pieces made in Roswell, GA. We are the first and only Catholic goods company to provide a free, hand made rosary bracelet with every Rosary order. Sustain your faith the way you see it by wearing it daily, or renew others by giving it to a friend or loved one.
Another first: we are the only Catholic goods company that uses packaging materials made of at least 32% or more recycled materials and that are 100% recyclable and biodegradable. Stewardship of our resources and environment is something we are deeply passionate about and inspires many of our designs and products.
We want to be a part of something even greater. With your help, we want to create an initiative to invest in Catholic Teachers to enable them to give more to their students by funding their continuing professional education and/or teacher led classroom projects across America. We believe, with your help, that this will be our new mission for The Catholic Goodie Box, and that by investing in others that we can drive real impact that lasts beyond our product's purpose.