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Saturday, February 2, 2008

January Jewelry for Charity Recap & February Kick-Off

I can't believe the first month of the year is already gone... time flies! And you know what that means - time for a Jewelry for Charity update!

Great news!!! In January, my amazing customers helped me raise $383 for Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary, a no-kill farm animal sanctuary in Colorado. Thanks so much for supporting my business so that I can, in turn, support the good work of this amazing sanctuary. This brings my donations since I started this project last May to $2,961 - wow!

For February, I'm going to do something a little different. Technically, the recipient I've chosen to donate 5% of my sales to this month isn't a charity, but I think that the work she does is so beneficial, I want to support her regardless of her nonprofit status (or lack thereof). So without further ado, this month's featured organization is Compassionate Cooks, a vegan outreach and education effort led by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau (who also recently authored the best-selling cookbook, The Joy of Vegan Baking).

I discovered Colleen's podcast, Vegetarian Food For Thought, several months ago, and have found her to be one of the most powerful voices for animals I have heard in a long time. She speaks articulately and with so much compassion and empathy, it's hard to imagine anyone not being affected by her words and her energy. I strongly encourage you all to check out her podcasts if you haven't already done so.

Thanks again to all of you who have made purchases in either my jewelry shop or my bead shop, and remember that every time you buy from me, a percentage goes straight to help animals, people, and the environment!


Vegan_Noodle said...

Great choice! I love Colleen's podcasts and she does do great work!

jerilouise said...

I only recently listened to my first few podcasts. Colleen does an excellent job of discussing issues related to animal cruelty and plant-based diets. I encourage others to check it out. And thank-you Tamara for your generosity.