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My current obsession is friendship bracelets. Waves, chevron, just plain stripes, you name it. Recently I've taken the liberty of selling friendship bracelets to my friends for $4 each, $3 of which goes towards autism speaks, and the other dollar towards the time, effort, and materials needed to create the bracelets. As well as being a great cause to donate towards, I've also found that people are more likely to buy an item if they feel the money is going to help something/someone. What are you guys doing through etsy or even in your daily lives to support a cause you love?
Posted at 3:48 pm May 23, 2012 EDT
Im the mother of a severly handicapped daughter. She was born with Phelan McDermid Syndrome, which is best described as a combination of cererbal palsy and Autism. She also suffers from seizures and Eosinophilic Espoghtis or EE for short. EE comprimises the immune system and causes alot of food allergies.
I guess for me my Etsy sales help me contribute to our family's income to allow me to stay home to take care of her.
Posted at 10:28 am May 24, 2012 EDT
What she said ^^^ - only my daughter is not nearly as severe. Mine has FASD, and is home-schooled. We've never had 'extra' money to contribute to a cause - well, except for tithing at church. But, we have taken in and cared for many fur-children over the years.
So, the 'cause' I support with my Etsy sales is our daughter's special needs care and our 4-legged fur-children.
Posted at 12:38 pm May 26, 2012 EDT
My daughter is next to the goat in the picture, (LEFT). She is on the higher functioning side of autism. most of our issues are behavioral and we're currently trying her on Abilify, with all of our fingers crossed.
I feel pretty grateful most of the time. Our local public school is remarkably great with doing their best for her. Most of the mom's in the support groups I go to are fed up with their school systems and advocating for their children is a full time job.
I really havn't done anything other than participate in some of what goes on with my support groups. I donated 6 bluebird houses to the school Emily went to from age 2 until kindergarten. It's called Happiness House and what's a happiness house without bluebirds?
Money is always tight.
It's nice to be here! Hi all!
Posted at 7:34 pm May 29, 2012 EDT