Friday, April 1, 2011

{Handmade with Purpose} My Story

During the entire month of April I will be donating 20% of my shop proceeds towards Mesothelioma Cancer Research Foundation of America.

My Papaw was diagnosed with Mesothelioma in December 2010 and has been battling it for probably much longer than that. For those of you who do not know, Meso is lung cancer caused by asbestos. It is thought that my grandpa contracted Meso from the years that he worked in the coal room in the Navy and also in the heating and air conditioning industry.
My cousin Ashley & I during game night at my grandparent's house.
 Every moment with my grandparent's is precious.

This is a picture of Papaw from a couple of years ago.

Thank you for helping me raise money for Mesothelioma cancer research. 



Over 20 handmade shops and blogs have joined together to give back.
During the month of April 2011 each of the participating shops 
will be donating proceeds to the charity of their choice.

Please help us give back by:
-buying handmade goods from participating shops
-sponsoring participating blogs
-donating to designated charities
-spreading the word on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter {#handmadewithpurpose}
-visit our blog, Handmade with Purpose, to receive updates and future information

Handmade with Purpose:


8 thoughts:

Collette Osuna said...

What a great project and fabulous way to give back:)

Alely said...

i agree with collette!

Sarah B. said...

Great cause! I love guilt free spending :)

Watkins35 said...

a great cause and fab post gina. x

la petite coquine said...

Darling, what a beautiful way to give back and celebrate your grandpa! Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

xo, Lena

Melissa {TheScarletCardinal} said...

Just saw your feature on The Elephant's Trunk--congrats it looks great!

Jaclyn said...

Thank you so much for this post! I'm enjoying getting to know everyone from Handmade with Purpose. Best of luck in your April fundraising!

Chocolate Drool and Kisses said...

I wanted to say thanks for joining my etsy swap party last weekend, I hope you can stop by this weekend!
Crystal

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