Soaping For Charity - New Year, New Event!
Greetings, Dear Wanderer!
If you have read my "About Me" section, then you are aware that this soapy adventure of mine started out as a fun, exciting, and creative hobby. But along the way, as I experimented and learned more, what was once a hobby has become the very small shop you are currently visiting. My soapy journey has not only led me here, but it has also granted me the ability to give my loved ones some truly unique gifts during special occasions. And this got me thinking...
Now that the holiday season is in full swing, many incredible people are participating in various charitable events in their communities - food kitchens, volunteer work, fundraisers, church activities - you name it. The Spirit of Giving is flourishing.
I love the way this season brings forth the compassion and generosity of my fellow humans. I am fortunate enough to know many aforementioned incredible people, who volunteer at their local food kitchens, foster pets for shelters, or who participate in the Angel Tree at their office. It is both heartwarming and inspiring to see such a sense of community.
But, after the holidays have come to a close, "Santa" has left town, and the decorations are back in storage, our local communities remain, and they are still in need of our help. Each day, thousands of people across the country continue to volunteer and participate in their communities. Their voices, their stories...They deserve to be heard year-round.
My goal for 2020 is to "pay it forward," so to speak, by launching what I am calling "Soaping For Charity." Beginning in January, each month I will highlight a different community charity or organization here in my blog, and make a themed soap to boot! Twenty percent (20%) of the proceeds from each bar will be donated to the highlighted charity any time one of the bars is purchased.
That's where you come in! I need your help! Starting this month (December), I would like to hear from you about charities and organizations YOU would like to see highlighted from your own community. I want to hear your stories and learn why this charity/organization has made an impact on you, what it means to you, and what we can do to help! You can even send me design ideas to help make the soap for your charity extra special!
If your story is selected, I will contact you and let you know what month your charity will be featured, and you will receive a free bar of soap from the collection that month (and 100% of the proceeds from your bar will go to your charity)! To submit ideas and stories, simply fill out the form on the "Contact Us" page - you can find the link in the footer of each page on this site!
With enough interest, I will likely carry these soaps permanently, including the donation, as part of my stock, as well as continue to make new soaps and feature new charities in the future.
And if you are a soap maker yourself, and would like to participate by making your OWN charity soaps, feel free to do so - I would love to see them! I will be showcasing these soaps on Instagram with the hashtag #SoapForCharity.
I look forward to embarking on this amazing journey with you, and making 2020 an incredible year of kindness and giving.