The Bundle Store is the Capital District’s first Natural Parenting Store, specializing in natural wellness during and after pregnancy for mom and baby. “When I opened The Bundle Store in 2013 with the help of The Community Loan Fund, my goal was to build an open and casual space that brought awareness to and connected all of the many options of birth and parenting that exist in the Capital Region,” says owner Amber Chaves. She wanted to give families guidance on issues like babywearing, cloth diapering, nursing bra fittings, natural wellness, play and more. 

Her store would also become a great destination for natural and one-of-a-kind handmade items. as well as classes on mothering and wellness. The unique services, delivered with warmth and attention to detail quickly made the Ballston Spa store a favorite among mothers and mothers-to-be. “With Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region getting me started 6 years ago and supporting me into an expanded space, I can thankfully say that I now employ 5 other women and together as a community we are offering our guidance and support to the many families that walk into our retail and classroom space daily,” says Chaves. “We are the example that supporting local business is supporting your neighbor and community. And the Community Loan Fund was the catalyst that gave us the chance to make it happen.”