We exist to make space for the worthwhile — for beauty and ease to be synonymous with fun and togetherness. We aim to bridge the disconnect between thoughtful, purpose-filled living and jam-packed lives. The everyday is sacred, so how we approach the everyday needs to be intentional.
A note from Mare + Jess…
All of this started with a simple idea, borne of the desire to be with the people we love most. To create more beautiful and easy spaces for holding them near. It didn’t take long for that idea to become something much bigger than ourselves — something we could no longer carry on our own. But we couldn’t also deny its larger purpose.
We exist to gather families: given, chosen, and found.
Yes, at first this began in our homes with our given families — the eight little rugrats who mean the entire world to us. But then it flowed outwards to our team… the people who saw the vision and jumped on board. And then finally, we found you all — our community. You are the like-minded folks who, too, want to connect with loved ones in more meaningful ways, and we are overjoyed to have you alongside us on this journey.
Truth is — we’ve always felt this business is something we are called to do, which urges us to keep leaning in, pressing in… never shrinking back. We get out of bed in the morning because we believe this world needs more gathering. Less isolation, more being together. Gathered families are stronger. Happiness is often more present. Which leads to healthier communities.
This mission matters to us. And it’s something we are eternally grateful to be a part of. The work we do — beginning, middle, and end — makes a difference.
These last few years in our culture and society have revealed just how far we’ve fallen apart, drifted away, drawn lines in the sand — and we could all use a little gathering back together.
This company, everything we do at Gathre, are a means to that end.