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Thursday, January 1, 2009

December Jewelry for Charity Recap & January Kick-Off

Out with the old; in with the new... With your help, I raised $440 during the month of December for the Harlem Children's Zone. Thanks!

I am really excited about this month's charity. I only recently learned about Save the Chimps, and the work they are doing has really touched me very deeply. This amazing organization provides lifelong sanctuary to chimpanzees rescued from research labs, entertainment, and the pet trade. They have created a huge habitat in Florida where these chimps, many of whom have known nothing for decades other than a tiny cement cage, can live out their remaining years under the sun and the stars, with plenty of fresh food, stimulation, and same-species companionship.

The kind folks at Save the Chimps have provided me with a huge box full of little goodie packets to send out to all of my customers this month. These include a brochure explaining their work, as well as some really nice photo postcards and an amazing DVD. I hope, of course, that each and every one of you will place an order with me this month, to help me raise lots of money for this very worthy cause, but in case you don't, here's the video - you absolutely don't want to miss this one.


jewelry and watches said...

Great job raising the money. Save the Chimps is a very good cause. Keep up the good work.

Canadian Rockies Art - Nathalie Girard said...

I had never heard of Save The Chimps, and I'm really glad that you posted about - again, thanks to you, I've learned something new. There are a lot of wonderful deeply caring people in the world and we have to keep on spreading the word.

Congratulations on the fundraising also! I'll be visiting your bead shop this month again :)


Anonymous said...

I just saw this show on public television and it had me in tears. I'm glad you're not only raising awareness but you're also donating to them. :)