After tallying more than 4,500 votes from across the country, glassybaby unveiled the winner of its ‘million dollar baby’ contest: ‘dream’ with original art by Fay Jones. The limited-edition glassybaby will be available in stores and online beginning Friday, November 23rd. Proceeds from the sale of the ‘million dollar baby’ will benefit Highland Food Bank in Tieton, Washington.
The Highland Food Bank has been serving the Upper Yakima Valley for over 20 years. Each month, the volunteer-run food bank feeds more than 1,500 people and provides toilet paper, laundry soap and other essentials. They also provide a book for each child who visits. The glassybaby donation will go towards a much-needed truck to help deliver food to those in need.
Seattle-based artist, Fay Jones, stopped by the Madrona studio last week to present Lee Rhodes, glassybaby founder, with the original sketch for the winning ‘million dollar baby’. Fay is one of the Northwest’s most recognizable and beloved artists, with work featured in over 100 solo and group exhibitions. Her works can be viewed at The Grover Thurston Gallery in Seattle, Washington, and at Laura Russo Gallery in Portland, Oregon, where she has an exhibit opening December 6th.
glassybaby is partnering with New York Needs You on a new giving color: ‘peter pan’. 10% from the sale of each ‘peter pan’ glassybaby will be donated to New York Needs You, a nonprofit providing mentorship to first-generation college students to help them achieve professional and personal success.
New York Needs You aims to remove barriers to economic mobility for high-achieving, low-income students with ambition and ability. At glassybaby, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to find and follow their passion.
Seattle and glassybaby are mourning the loss of Martha Harris, florist and philanthropist, who passed away on October 5th from non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Martha had an eye for beauty and an ability to share it with others that was unmatched. To honor Martha and her dedication to helping others, glassybaby will donate 10% from the sale of the ‘love grows’ set to the Martha E. Harris Fund for cancer research at Swedish Hospital. The ‘love grows’ set includes ‘sweet pea’ and ‘lavender’. To purchase the set, click here.
“When you combine a drive to help others with a strong community, great things can happen.” - Lee Rhodes
The results are in…and the Immediate Impact Breast Cancer Walk that was held in San Francisco September 28-30th raised more than $100,000 to help people living with breast cancer in the Greater Bay Area.
24 walkers and eight volunteer crew members came together to make this goal a reality, covering 55 miles in three days.
You can read a first-hand account of the walk, day-by-day, from glassybaby faithful, Trina Chow on her blog. Trina, herself, raised over $14,000 in this inaugural event! In her own words: “Suffice to say: Amazing day, amazing event, amazing friends, amazing experience. So proud, and so honored to have been a part of it all.”
We’re proud and honored of the example you set, Trina! Heartfelt congratulations to you and everyone that participated and supported your efforts. There’s still time to donate to the Immediate Impact Breast Cancer Walk. Donations will accepted through October 31, 2012.
glassybaby is pleased to partner with the Ben Towne Foundation and announce our latest giving color: ‘rudolph’. 10% from the sale of each ‘rudolph’ glassybaby will be donated to the Ben Towne Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.
Ben Towne was an amazing little boy who lost his fight with neuroblastoma when he was just three and a half years old. His courage and strength inspired others to establish the Ben Towne Foundation. The Foundation honors the memory of Ben and works to accelerate the pace of childhood cancer research—changing the way pediatric cancers are treated and cured. To purchase ‘rudolph’, click here.
goodwill is the foundation of glassybaby
each glassybaby sold helps spread healing, light, and hope.
10% from the sale of each ‘believe’ glassybaby is donated to
the Family Assistance Fund at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
The Family Assistance Fund supports cancer patients and their families
with the tools and resources they need to find a measure
of comfort and stability during their cancer treatments.