Tuesday, November 18, 2008

One small step...

"If you want to arrange it this world you can change it if we could somehow make this Christmas thing last by helping a neighbor, or even a stranger to know who needs help, you need only just ask." -Paul O'Neill

Yes, I know times are tough, for everyone. Think about how you are cutting back on Christmas this year, on shopping, on driving, on even food. Now, more than ever people, animals places need help. Donations are down,people are being laid off, health issues are forcing people to decide between medicine and food.

What amazes me are that people haven't stopped giving, I see people everyday sacrificing a little of something or themselves to give to another. Last night on the BlockheadRadio Show, there was one person who posted about an artist in need, her husband had lost an eye, then lost his job. Several artists then went to her shop to buy somthing, not because they needed it, but because they cared.
Lazy T crochet

Esty Angels

Shop donations are made each month from various memebers, last month

All donations were given to the Susan G. Komen Foundation....

The Angel total was $445.84
Our Angel Helper total was $232.14

Our Grand Total was $677.98

Etsy For Animals

Many member contribute a percentage of their shop sales to organizations which help animals: either the EFA charity of the Month or to their own charity of choice. From April 2007 to June 2008, individual team members contributed almost $10,000 to animal charity. EFA members also donate their hand-crafted items to animal charity events, assist with animal rescue, and contribute time, talent, and money.

Thank you to all of my wonderful customers this month, I was able to donate enough to Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary to Adopt -A-Bird this month.
(More details when I get the info from them.)

No, you do not have to give to everyone, pick one thing that touchs your heart, that needs your help. Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!


Anonymous said...

This is absolutely wonderful Pamela, thanks so much for sharing♥

BeadedTail said...

What a wonderful post! I love when people give from the heart and am proud to be part of the groups you mention in this post. And I think it's wonderful that you donated to Adopt-A-Bird at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary!

Thank you for commenting on my blog! Storybeader had sent me the link to your adorable kitty ornament on the Artisans Shoppe and I, of course, love it! Your work is beautiful!