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.
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.
During the month of December, the University Village glassybaby store will donate 10% of all sales to University of Washington Medical Center’s (UWMC) White Light Fund. Lee Rhodes, glassybaby founder, is a former cancer patient who received life-saving treatment at UWMC. She founded the White Light Fund to support cancer patients with basic needs during treatment.
The White Light Fund supports the UWMC Service League Living Well With Cancer program and The Collegiana. The Living Well With Cancer program provides funds and services to support Beauty & Cancer, bedside art and therapy, knitting lessons, music, family room essentials and more. The Collegiana offers affordable and convenient lodging for patients, families and caregivers while receiving treatment at UWMC. A warm and welcoming “home away from home”, the Collegiana accommodates both short and long-term stays in a supportive, community-like environment.
If you visit University Village in the month of December, remember to stop by glassybaby! The store is open seven days a week, with extended holiday hours, and is located at 2627 NE Village Lane, Seattle, WA 98105. Phone: 206-274-4683. Hours and locations for all glassybaby stores can be found here.
Have you met Winchester, our newest glassybaby pup? We were so taken with him, that we named a glassybaby drinker after him. (10% from the sale of each drinker will be donated to the Seattle Division of V.A. Puget Sound to support veterans battling cancer.) Winchester is now 16 weeks old and continues to steal the heart of anyone he meets. Winchester is a Vizsla and belongs to Ryan, one of our most revered glassblowers. If you liked “When Harry Met Sally” you will adore “When Ryan Met Winchester”. What began as a friendship quickly blossomed into true love. If ever there was a human-canine match made in heaven, it has to be this one.
It’s hard to determine who is most fortunate in this relationship: Ryan for having found Winchester or Winchester for having found Ryan. Because these two are mostly inseparable, you will often find Winchester hanging out in the Madrona store while Ryan uses his talent to craft molten glass into glassybaby. There never seems to be a shortage of willing puppy sitters, myself included.
The job used to entail mostly oohing and ahhing as Winchester slept. Now he has grown into a PUPPY in every sense of the word, and watching him is a bit like watching a very busy toddler…that’s downed a latte or two! On a recent Sunday morning, Winchester found the basket where we keep our chocolate stash. (A sweet treat for our customers.) In just a few minutes time, he managed to pull the basket out from under our cash register table. When I bent down to move the chocolates, he grabbed the end of the scarf I was wearing and pulled it out from around the collar of my jacket. A minor chase ensued. After retrieving my scarf, Winchester found a bagged tealight and began tossing it in the air. Once I had the tealight back in my possession, a bee flew in window and Winchester began enthusiastically barking at it. This all transpired in a little under five minutes!
After a nice long walk with Ryan, Winchester was, at last, ready for a nap. As he slept, the most angelic expression played across his beautiful puppy face. Every now and then his paws would twitch as if he were chasing something. It got me thinking…what does Winchester dream about? I think I know:
• Sleeping near the warmth of the hotshop furnace
• Playing at the park
• Walking home from work with Ryan
• A good-smelling stick
• Stew for supper
Who can resist a good love story?
Until next time,
The Junior League of Seattle is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Each year, Junior League members contribute more than 60,000 hours of volunteer service to the Seattle community, and positively impact the lives of more than 9,000 children.
We are very proud to announce our partnership with the Junior League
of Seattle, and introduce our newest giving set ‘catalyst.’
10% from the sale of each ‘catalyst’ set will be donated to the Junior League of Seattle in support of community programs that empower women and children.
Enter the promo code ‘catalyst’ with your online order between
September 18 and 25, and glassybaby will donate 10% from
your entire purchase to the Junior League of Seattle.