8.25.2009

Top 3 Tuesday - Shops that Give Back

I am excited to share these three fabulous shops with you today! Not only do all three shops have wonderful items but they also give some of their proceeds to charity. I love that when you purchase from these shops you will be getting a great item/gift but also giving back to some great organizations.

First up is PippiChick, a shop filled with iphone/gadget cases in all sorts of fun fabrics. Jen is the owner/designer of PippiChick and she donates a portion of her sales to a different animal charity each month. You can see a list of her past donations as well as a little bit more about Jen and her shop by checking out her Profile. Here are a few of my favorites from her shop:

My mom would love this one.













Wouldn't this case be a great gift for a music teacher?!











This is my personal favorite! Check out PippiChick to find one that suits you!










Next up is Hooks of Hope, a wonderful shop run by a mother and daughter team that donate 15% of each purchase to PostPartum Support International, an organization that helps women suffering from postpartum depression receive the support and treatment they need for this condition. Hooks of Hope carries colorful scarves and dishcloths/washcloths along with a few other items and they even have a sale section which currently includes this adorable baby blanket.




Here are two sets of dishcloths from their shop that I have my eye on!

I love the fall colors and think the yellow ones are so cheery!

The third shop I am featuring today is actually the shop that inspired me to focus on charitable shops this week. Laura Slocum is the owner of two shops: Laura Slocum...Painted and Creatively Tangled from which she donates 20% of her profits to the American Cancer Society. Laura, herself, is currently undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer...you can read more about her story in her shop or on her blog. Laura is part of a group of fabulous Etsians who all are giving a portion of their proceeds to the American Cancer Society to help find a cure for this disease. You can search Etsy using the term etsyprojectembrace to find over 400 items that can be purchased to help support this cause.

Here are a few of my favorite items from Laura's shop:



Beautiful, right?! I really love her magnet sets...they are all so pretty, very reasonably priced and come in a tin ready for gift giving!

I hope you all will keep these shops in mind when you are looking to buy some gifts or something special just for you! I would love to hear your thoughts on these shops and if you know of other Etsy shops that donate to charity please feel free to include them in your comment too!

7 comments:

BagsByMelanie said...

What a great post. I love Jen's cases!

StampinCathy said...

Great shops and love how they donate to a special cause. Thanks so much for sharing shops with us.

Stay Tuned said...

Hi Kerry, this is just wonderful and I love the other shops you picked!!! There were so many nice people that got involved after they found out about my surgery and diagnosis - that we have currently 597 listings giving donations after sales to the American Cancer Society - this is the link:
http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=all&search_query=etsyprojectembrace&order=date_desc&ship_to=

or go to the top, pick "all items" from the drop down box then type in etsyprojectembrace - ( all one word) in the right hand box - you'll see all the listings! I just can't believe how many nice people got involved... people I've never met before - it has been quite incredible!
thank you so much for the feature - I really appreciate it ! laura xxoo

Barbara said...

Hi Kerry
great shops!
Thanks for sharing!
barbara

pippichick said...

Thank you so much for showing my goods. :) You do such a nice job and I'm flattered. The animals thank you too!

If you want to find other Etsians that give to a good cause, you can find my fellow Etsy for Animals teammates by searching for the tag "Team EFA" or my other team, Altruism on Etsy's search tag "Team AOE". There are so many people on Etsy that give back - and thank you to all that do, you ARE making a difference!

Jen, aka...pippichick

Kati said...

I also wanted to say a big "thank you" for featuring our shop this week! It is a huge honor to be mentioned with the two other shops you have picked to showcase, and mom & I are both just so appreciative.

Thank you thank you thank you!

~Kati, Hooks of Hope

Jackie said...

Fabulous shops Kerry...I'll definitely check them out! tfs!!!