#makeforgood

Have you heard about the #makeforgood campaign?

It’s being run by Etsy Australia, and it goes a bit like this:

The #makeforgood collection is a project powered by Australian Etsy sellers and in support of Plan International’s Because I Am A Girl campaign. 20% of the sale price of certain products will be donated to Plan’s Because I Am A Girl Campaign. All funds raised will go towards supporting projects that help promote the equal rights of all children, helping lift girls around the world – and their entire communities – out of poverty. To learn more about this project go to etsy.me/makeforgood.

I loved the concept of this campaign.  I think it’s important for my children to understand that in 2015 we are living in a very lucky country….but not everyone in the world gets to live so easily.  It’s easy to talk the talk, but I felt like I also needed to do something about it.  So, I have listed 2 products in my Etsy shop that will hopefully raise some much needed money for this project.

Both items are made from a Skyy Vodka bottle.  The beads have been decorated with fine silver wire, which fits with the theme of the project “Silver Linings”.

I think it’s a great cause, and I hope you have a look at all of the other wonderful products on Etsy that are also supporting it.  You can simply search for “makeforgood” when you get to Etsy.

I’ve included photographs here with links to the products, if you are interested in purchasing any of them (through Etsy), 20% of the sale price will be donated to the project.

Skyy Vodka necklace, handmade glass beads by Julie Frahm

Skyy Vodka Earrings, handmade glass beads by Julie Frahm