Monday, April 11, 2011

good deeds ~ handmade with a purpose

anyone planning on buying anything this month? 
if so, check out the shops participating in handmade with a purpose.

over 30 etsy & blog shops have joined handmade with a purpose in donating their sales profits to a charity of their choice during the month of april.  here's what they have to say:

handmade with purpose is about:
acknowledging creativity.
using our creativity to produce handmade goods.
selling our handmade goods for a profit.
taking our profit and giving back to our communities, 
those less fortunate, & those in need.

isn't that wonderful?! 

so if you are looking for a gift, or something new in your life, check out the shops and do a little good for the world with your purchases.  you can also donate directly to the different charities if you feel inclined.
but hurry, it all ends april 30.  
find out which shops are participating, as well as the charity to which each shop is giving, by scrolling through handmade with a purpose's blog posts.  you'll probably even see a familiar shop or two!  

here are a few of my favorites from all the shops:
{coffee cuff: oh, sweet joy!, tote bag: aPearantly sew, rosette hair clips: along for the ride}

22 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you shared this. What a great project. I love Etsy.

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  2. This makes me smile. If I ever started crating, I would totally do this - it's a win-win all around! You get to create things and help the world. What's better than that? :)

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  3. Oh, thanks for sharing! Those rosette hair clips are adorable!

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  4. I love the sunny, spring-y colours of the things you've chosen.

    And I <3 Etsy!

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  5. Thank you for sharing this! I had no clue this was going on. Incredible... I really need to explore Etsy more and this is the perfect segway.

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  6. Love it. I'll definitely be checking out the shops to see if there's something in my price range. Etsy is an amazing place and I wish I could buy every handmade item out there.

    Thanks for sharing Kim - I'd love to help out some charities that are important to the shop owners.

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  7. coffe = life.

    and that sweet little coffe holder hand protector thingy (im really good at describing.....obviously) is RIGHT up my alley!!!

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  8. I love the idea of this project! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  9. Aw, I love Etsy. And that tote bag is darling!

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  10. so i've been trying to save money which is SO hard for me but this... this might be reason enough to go ahead and get some pretty things because it's all going to such a good cause. thanks for sharing this! xo

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  11. What a great idea and website! I love Etsy, but I especially love when there's a deeper meaning behind the products like this! Thank you for pointing it out to us, Kim!

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  12. What a great idea and website! I love Etsy, but I especially love when there's a deeper meaning behind the products like this! Thank you for pointing it out to us, Kim!

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  13. pretty. I love this. I am such an etsy addict. So, this will be fun. I hope you are well and celebrating the small victories!!

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  14. This is great! I am definitely going to pick something up :) I love your choices, the tote bag is fantastic!

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  15. These are really cute. I'm definitely checking out more. And I think I have a few more suggestions for your good deeds posts. Well, at least one.

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  16. Etsy makes me so happy. And I totally want that sleeve for coffee--I have a few friends that would be PERFECT for!

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  17. What a fantastic post! I love the idea behind your blog and especially the good deeds series.

    I'm trying something of a similar nature in order to inspire good in people, It Matters Monday where little things that make the world a little better matter.

    I'm really glad I stumbled upon your blog, it's a great little place :)

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  18. Etsy is my kryptonite. I buy gifts there a lot because I know I'm getting quality.

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  19. you find the cutest things! i love the rosette hair pins... hope you are having a lovely week, lady :)

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  20. thanks for the shout out ;)

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