Being the GOOD in Cambridge

Being the GOOD in Cambridge
Posted on 05/01/2018
Be the Good Boutique in downtown Cambridge inspires folks to help change the world for the better by sharing kind messages on clothing and accessories and donating a portion of their proceeds to important charities or causes. 

Owners Jessica Carbaugh and Lori Cribelli began their business designing T-shirts in November of 2017 and quickly expanded to the downtown location in March 2018, on the corner of Patterson and Nelson streets, next to Cribelli Physical Therapy.  

The business was born when the two friends' lives changed forever: Jessica’s daughter, Addie Samuelson-Carbaugh, lost her battle with brain cancer in July 2017. That's when they looked around and decided they could change their own lives and the lives of others by “being the good," something Addie always represented in her daily life.

Lori Cribelli & Jessica CarbaughOur dream is that 'Be the Good Boutique' will inspire ot
hers to change the world while wearing inspirational items," Jessica said. "Each month, we will donate a portion of the profits from each T-shirt sold to a different charity.” 

Be the Good has already donated to the Ballard House in Katy, Texas, where the Carbaughs stayed during some of Addie’s treatments. The Ballard House offers ‘Texas-sized’ hospitality free of charge to patients and families who travel to the West Houston Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening illnesses. It's more than a house. It is a more like a beautiful lodge with 24 guest suites, laundry facilities, game room, kitchen and more. 

As we all know, it’s not just a person who gets cancer, it’s the entire family, and families couldn’t afford to fight the battle without help from people and places like the Ballard House. Jessica and Lori have also sent donations to Make a Wish Foundation and Kids with Cancer. 

The shop designs logos for T-shirts and can help you design a custom one, too, with a turnaround time of just a week. They have designed shirts for families, group events, bachelorette parties and businesses. They can also ship them for you and have shipped orders across the country in recent months. As noted above, a portion of each T-shirt sale will be donated to a worthy cause, making it a business that BElieves THEre is GOOD in the world – Be the Good Boutique. 

The storefront in downtown Cambridge displays some of the boutique's work and offers various shirts for sale. If Lori and Jessica are not in the shop, simply access the shop through Cribelli Physical Therapy (right next door) when they're open, and they'll help you make your Be the Good purchase. 

Lori and Jessica said they are excited to have a downtown location and are “trying to make a little bit of difference in the world.” Find Be the Good Boutique on Facebook, or at bethegoodboutique.com. 

*Derived from a story originally printed in the Cambridge Clarion, Feb. 22, 2018. Reprinted with permission from the Clarion."