Like many people who find themselves at home a lot during the past months of the pandemic, I struggle with ways to spend my time and think a lot about how I can be useful to someone while feeding my need to make things.
So, I made the decision to dedicate a portion of the sale of each item on my website to a worthy cause. I was ecstatic when Books for Keeps agreed to partner with me to raise funds through my website.
Simultaneously, I made the same offer to my Relay for Life team, the "Hot Mamas," to donate to our fundraising as well for the American Cancer Society.
I wanted to make the partnership and fundraising easy - all interested groups need to do is publicize the offer to their constituents and supporters. When someone purchases my jewelry, they can easily message me to let me know what group benefits from the donation amount included in the details for each item. I take care of shipping or delivering any items purchased. Custom orders are also included in the offer; donation amounts will be determined after details are gathered from the purchaser.
As of today, I have been able to donate $305 to the American Cancer Society for our Relay team. I have high hopes for continuing to secure donations for this cause and for Books for Keeps and other interested groups. While it's not the amount from a huge corporation, I know this money will do some good out there.