Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Polymer Clay for a Cause

Polymer Clay for a Cause is the main charity supported by my guild, The Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy.

This is taken from the shop anouncement of the Etsy store for this worthy cause.
"I started Polymer Clay for a Cause in honor of my daughter, Cortney. Cortney had an incredibly artistic mind, but due to her Muscular Dystrophy we were not able to find a medium that she could do. So in turn during her years of living at Childrens Hospital she would tell me GREAT stories and I would try to bring them to life thru polymer clay. Clay became both of our worlds, just in different ways. Cortney left this world at the age of 14 to go dance for the first time, but I try to continue her spirit through clay and charities (Cortney would grow her hair out, just to donate it to locks of love - which for a girl in a wheelchair is rough to do - that was the kind of soul she was). I will list photos of her in the store, if you wish to see her! About the store.....This is a non-profit shop that takes art work from any polymer clay artist that wishes to contribute. About every four months the PCAGOE (Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy) will vote on a children's charity for which to donate ALL of the sales from this shop go to that orginization. If you wish to contribute, please look in the stores policy sections for information. Feel free to purchase an item for more than that item is listed for if you wish, but this is NOT a must! THANKS!!"
So far she has been able to make three donations.

FIRST DONATION - $108.90 to the Easter Seals Camp (Colorado)..This was Cortney's summer camp and her whole world!

SECOND DONATION - $198.00 to Canines for Disabled Kids!

THIRD DONATION - $194.50 to FREE ARTS for Abused Children http://www.freearts.org/

This store is filled with lots of beautiful donations. Listed right now there are all kinds of jewelry, bookmarks, keychains, containers and all sorts of home decor items. These are just a few:

Please go visit the store and see all the other beautiful donations and make a purchase for this worthy cause. Thank you.

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