Friday, January 25, 2008

An Opportunity to Give Back!

I'm sure many of you know from personal experience that the very act of giving is actually a gift to yourself. By this I mean that you receive far more than you ever expected when you volunteer and give back to your community. As a Social Service Worker here in Utah I feel that it is critical to give a voice to those who do not have one. If you volunteer, then UtahEtsy would love to hear about it . Let us know how members of UtahEtsy are giving back to their community!

AlternateBliss / GumballGrenade is working on giving back to the Utah community by donating items to local nonprofits. Currently she is putting together a UtahEtsy Basket for the Children's Justice Center 2008 Annual Fundraiser and silent auction. If you are interested in donating items and letting the local community know that UtahEtsy supports them, then convo/email AlternateBliss or GumballGrenade. Also, many thanks to ColorfulDayz for her donation!

Are you looking for a volunteer organization to join? If so you should send a convo/contact Alternatebliss. The Utah chapter of Altrusa International is having a bring a guest dinner and meeting this Monday (January 28th, 6 pm) and would love to have UtahEtsy members as her guests.
Also, did you know that our UtahEtsy member Bdezines is a supporter of "One World Everybody Eats". She let us know that, "They are a Community Kitchen in SLC that beleive in giving 'A hand up,not a hand out,' which means anyone can eat. The cafe will never turndown a hungry soul who can't pay and offers to trade their home grown organic food for some work in their gardens or in the kitchen washingdishes. They could use any of our homemade crafts for there "Country Craft'store and of course they could use any cash donations we might be ableto generate from sales from our stores. Their website is . Check it out and letme know if any of you would be interested in helping out? Thanks so much! BarbBDezines"
**Featured above "Princess Parakeet" a limited edition print available from


Colorfuldayz said...

Imagine my surprise when I logged on to see the latest, and Princess Parakeet was totally in my face!! Thank you so much for putting her up. I woke up at 5:30 this morning thinking about which particular items I was going to ship off for the UtahEtsy basket ...

Colorfuldayz said...

Right now I am volunteering on the Student Life committee of the Executive Board for the first Iron County Charter School, opening in Aug. 2008. We are working specifically on detailing/establishing the Student Handbook, the Dress Code, extra-curricular activities and Off-track arrangements (it is going to be year-around school). The next few months will be busy as we try to get the school ready for the kids!! Being new to the community, it is turning out to be a great way to meet people, not to mention that my child will benefit directly from all the work~

Cindie Poulson said...

For the entire year 2008, I will be donating 10% of all the proceeds from my Etsy shop to the Utah Dream Center. They are a great organization that helps both immigrants and refugees speaking over 90 different languages. Check out their website

Giving back is part of living in gratitude. I am glad that I can give back in this way.