Thursday, March 10, 2011

For a Good Cause...

Happy Thursday Everyone! Today's theme is going to be "for a good cause..."

The first item that I want to share is to raise awareness for the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes raises money to My Etsy Shop - The Creative Garden is sponsoring Team Scarlette on the March of Dimes Walk. You can read about Scarlette's story here - just click on the link below:

Team Scarlette

The second item that I wanted to share was a fun project for which I was able to volunteer some of my services. The Senior Service Center in my area raises money each year through a project called Jazz it Up. Basically what happens is that they honor one person in the community by presenting them with an award and all of the money that they are able to raise through the program is used for the Senior Service Center. The award that they present during the ceremony is made through an artisan glass company and they like to have pictures of the process in their brochures during the actual ceremony. So I was fortunate enough to be asked to go and take pictures of the process. It was AMAZING! If you've never had the opportunity to watch this kind of process, then you should definitely add it to the list of things to do - I loved every minute of it... I ended up taking over 100 pictures, but here are a few of my favorites...
This last picture was basically the second to last step of the process. After that, they put the piece in the freezer to set for a day or so. It was so much fun to watch!

So for today, I encourage you to do something nice for someone else. Even if you can't donate money, donate your time. Doing nice things for others is good for the soul :).

Take care and have a great rest of your day!

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ellen s. said...

ooooh this is so coooooool! a friend of mine went and did this...gorgeous photos!

Marlene said...

Wow- that is a gorgeous piece of glass artwork. I would love to do this some day. Gorgeous!!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

These are awesome photos and for such a worthwhile cause! There is a glass blower at Greenfield Village, I should have my husband do a photo shoot there!