In addition to my other collections, I create Awareness jewelry for various causes and diseases; primarily for Cancer research, Diabetes and Suicide Prevention. Those 3 horrific diseases and illnesses have directly impacted key people in my life and therefore I find tremendous satisfaction to combat them in any way, however small.
50% of the purchase price from my handmade Awareness items are donated to the specific cause, disease research or to help to support the families. Due to the nature of this donation, my store coupons and discounts will not be applied to Awareness items.
So far, my sparkly shoppers have helped me to contribute $135.00 to the American Cancer Society and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Thanks so much for enabling me to make a small contribution towards these and other causes.
I’ve also participated in fundraising during a Lock Up event for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
In addition to supporting the above causes, I have also donated several bracelets and necklaces to various charitable events, walks and causes such as New York’s TwiMoms Breaking Dawn movie premiere event to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Gracious Rain’s Twilight Breaking Dawn event , Ark R.A.I.N. Wildlife Sanctuary‘s benefit auction, 2013’s Find Yvonne Baldelli– Keep Hope Alive Fundraiser and Arizona Western College’s 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, and 2014’s Relay for Life Event in Yuma, AZ.