I wanted to point out a few fundraising efforts I have a part in, and hope that you find yourself in a position to help.
First is Claythings for Cassidy, which is happening right now in my own Polka Dot Cottage shop. 50% of the purchase price of anything you buy between now and December 7th will be donated to a young friend who is currently fighting liver cancer. More information on that can be found here, or by clicking the big green Claythings for Cassidy button on the right sidebar.
Second is an effort called Hope for Jasenn, put together by Linda Permann on behalf of her brother-in-law, who suffers from kidney cancer. I’ve donated a trio of coordinating buttons to the cause, and there are many other fabulous items to be had. (I’ve already scored a few ornaments and a pair of potholders to use a Christmas gifts, myself.) More on that here.
What a wonderful thing it is, to be able to kick off the holiday season in the spirit of buying handmade and benefitting some good causes all at the same time! Thank you in advance for any shopping you might do!
P.S. If you know of any other worthy opportunities that fall under the heading of Buying Handmade for a Purpose, please feel free to leave a comment and let us know about them.