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Friday, August 21, 2009

Etsy Twitter Team Pays It Forward

In additon to having a wealth of talent and a whole lot of camaraderie, members of the Etsy Twitter Team have very big hearts and pay it forward to favorite organizations and causes as varied as the 175 members of this international team:

For the entire month of July, 10% of proceeds from PurpleLemonDesigns's custom rubber stamps and printable stationary were donated to The Parker Reese Foundation to help in the fight against congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

That'sHeadley designed the Hope For Whirled Peas Collection, a limited edition series of jewelry pieces, specifically to honor veterans. A portion of each sale of these pieces is donated to the Fisher House Foundation. Her hometown of San Antonio has become the nation's center for medical treatment for amputees and has seven Fisher Houses in operation to support these families.

Betty Refour's artwork benefits The Komen Foundation, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the The International Myeloma Foundation. Her sister, who is also an artist, donates a portion of the proceeds from the items she creates to The Autism Society of America. 25% from the sale of the original abstract painting below, available at , will go to support blood cancer initiatives in honor of her mother who lost her battle with myeloma.

Jenco13 donates 10% of the money earned in her shop to creating care packages for soldiers overseas and their units.

FoxyGKnits developed a scarf donation promotion to build her Facebook business page. Every new fan between July 15 and August 15 equaled a hand knit child's scarf for a local homeless shelter. Several Etsy Team North Georgia colleagues generously offered to help knit the more than 200 scarves! FoxyGKnits also offers Pay It Forward (PIF) items, as does Scrap With Style and StarBabyOnline.

Special thanks to Lois, owner of FoxyGKnits, for this article!


Betty Refour said...

thanks for including me in this great article.

Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs said...

Thanks so much for bringing more awareness to these great causes...And for the feature!

Ripper Arts said...

What great inspiration from fellow etsy twitter teammates! Thanks for the article!

Linda said...

Great article and crafters donating monies to charity.

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