I want to thank everyone who participated!
It was awesome to see the funds raised for the various charities of the blogs and shops participating! Over 20 handmade shops and blogs joined together to give back!
50% of Emerging Em's proceeds for the month of April went to the American Diabetes Association and the movement to Stop Diabetes®.
Thanks to your support, I raised $110!
I made the donation in honor of Daniel, my boyfriend, who has had diabetes since he was three.
If you want to keep up with other happenings from Handmade With Purpose, you can follow the blog here. Their newest posts deal with approaching a charitable organization and establishing credibility. I did not know that Etsy requires a shop owner to gain permission from an organization to raise money in their name. So I emailed the American Diabetes Association for permission to use their Stop Diabetes logo and to mention their name in association with my blog and shop. I'm happy to report that I received permission!
I'm also happy to report that I am going to make Handmade With Purpose a permanent cause! Each month, 15% of the proceeds from Emerging Em will be donated to the American Diabetes Association!
That means that whenever you buy a pair of these...
...or one of these...
...you'll be supporting a worthy cause!
Thank you again for all of your support!