National Brain Tumor Society
St Jude Children's Research Hospital
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
I've blogged about the new items for sale over the past weeks, but our name says "Cause" and it is time for an update on this aspect of our mission The craft persons who donate the hand-made items to our site pick a charity that is meaningful to them, however, part of what we do is to vet these charities. Are they reputable. well run, and doing meaningful work? The list above shows the charities we have sent funds to and we are proud of this list.
Adaptive Dance, our newest charity, is an innovative program that opens up new opportunities and learning experiences for autistic and Down's Syndrome children. See the Boston Ballet site to find out more.
As of today, we have been able to sent a total of $419.79 to these charities. It's a start!
The Race for Hope in Washing DC is over for the year. The weather was rainy and cool, but the Crush Cancer with Carolyn Team persevered, soggy sneakers and all. In a surprise appearance Joe Biden showed up to speak after the race.
Even though the race is over, at A Cause for Crafting our determination to do our to improve the treatment of Brain Cancer hasn't waivered. The design of our headbands has been fine tuned and a new version has been introduced. We now have a headband with a crochet butterfly. Funds raised from purchases will be sent to the National Brain Tumor Society. Click on the link and check out our butterfly headband at the Cause for Crafting Etsy store.
Do you know someone who is going through a difficult time? Do you want to let someone know you appreciate them? Our butterflies are ready carry your message.
What a pleasant surprise it would be to open up the mail and find a butterfly message instead of another bill or piece of junk mail. The butterfly on its card fits easily into a legal sized envelope. The crochet butterfly pin can be detached and worn.
Click on our Etsy link to see the butterflies that are available.
Our new larger snood is making its debut on our Etsy site. This snood is larger than our first child-sized snood and should work well for the dancer with longer and fuller hair. We like the loose weave of the pouch which allows the use of bobby pins to keep heavier buns firmly in place. The clip-type design and the loose weave combine the best features of pouch and crochet-type snoods. We think it is important to be both practical and pretty.
Remember your purchases are win-win. When you buy a snood you are making a contribution to Boston Ballet's Adaptive Dance Program. Eighty-seven percent of the purchase price will be donated the program. We are operating as a nonprofit and the remainder of the purchase price is used only for covering our expenses.
Three child-sized snoods are posted on Etsy and ready to do their job raising funds for the Adaptive Dance Program at Boston Ballet.
Snoods make quick work of getting a squirmy ballet student ready for class. The pink bow and butterflies make these snoods both pretty and practical.
There will be more snoods coming soon so check our Etsy site often to see latest styles and sizes. We hope to have a larger model soon to meet the needs of older dance students. If you are looking for a particular color, let us know. We may be able to accommodate you.
Co-founder of A Cause for Crafting.