2023 in the Rear View: A Thanksgiving Note from Tommy & Jamerien
Raise your hand if A) you're still sleeping off the Thanksgiving food coma, B) you're starting to hear Christmas music everywhere, C) you can't believe it's freakin' DECEMBER and 2023 is almost over, or D) all of the above.
Yeah, we're raising our hands, too.
2023's been another wild ride, y'all. We couldn't be more thankful for the support and community you have given us this year.
Can you believe we're approaching 30 years of Bomber Eyewear? Each year that goes by reminds us why we do what we do. We meet so many new and wonderful people, we work with so many fantastic organizations, and we build our community one pair of glasses at a time.
Call us cheesy, but we're so endlessly grateful for YOU. As the end of the year approaches, we're putting on our thinking caps and setting our sights on 2024. Stay tuned for new and exciting frames, lenses, and more coming in the new year.
On a more somber note, we want to bring attention once again to the Maui wildfires. Hawaii is a place near and dear to our hearts. We try to infuse the spirit of the islands in everything we do here at Bomber Eyewear.
It's been indescribably hard to see the destruction of so many sacred and beautiful places, let alone to face the loss of friends and loved ones. And once again, we're blown away by the community support that's rolled out for Maui from the other islands, the US, and around the world.
To share a little holiday miracle: on November 30th, 2023, the EPA announced the completion of its project to remove hazardous materials from Lahaina, Kula, and Olinda, the areas hardest hit by the wildfires. We hope that 2024 brings even more progress for Maui.
As we head into the giving season, we encourage you (if you haven't already) to donate to Maui restoration efforts. Here are a few Hawaiian charities supporting the Maui Wildfires victims:
Our team has donated time, safety gear, and funds to help Maui rebuild, but it's going to be a long journey. Any resources we can send to the island--and any attention we can bring to the restoration efforts--will go a long way toward rebuilding.
But one thing that will never disappear on Maui is its sense of community. We hope the same for everyone here at Bomber.
As time goes by, we're inspired again and again by how much has grown out of a simple idea to create more comfortable sunglasses. We're honored that you've chosen to come along on our journey, and we can't wait to see what twists and turns 2024 will bring us.
Life's a rollercoaster, but we've got our hands up and we're enjoying the ride.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones, from all of us at Bomber HQ.
Tommy, Jamerien, and the Bomber Eyewear family