Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Shopping for a good cause: Stella & Dot jewelry
Some of you may already know this, but April is Autism Awareness month. What you definitely don't know, is that I serve on a junior board for a local non-profit organization called Triumph Services.
Triumph is a fantastic organization that helps individuals with developmental disabilities to live independently. This means helping them find and keep jobs, balance their checkbooks, find a place to live, establish and maximize friendships and relationships, and the list goes on and on. A large percentage of these individuals that Triumph serves include those with Autism.
During the month of April, Triumph has been involved with several events to increase awareness about Autism, but my favorite thing the junior board was a part of was a Stella & Dot trunk show hosted by our junior board president, Amelia, this past Sunday.
Stella & Dot not only has some super cute pieces of jewelry, but they also pick five items during the month of April and donate 20% of sales on those items to the HollyRod Foundation, which is an organization that offers help and hope to those with Autism and Parkinson's Disease.
Amelia was lucky enough to have a sweet friend, Maggie, who is a stylist for Stella & Dot and she offered to give 10% of all sales (part of her commission!) from the trunk sale directly to Triumph.
So while I realize that yes, April is technically almost over, there are still a few days left to participate in this trunk show online. You can click here to shop and pick either from the five items directly associated with HollyRod or pick anything and 10% of that sale will go to Triumph.
I've already picked a few of my favorite items above, but I am sure you will find many more pieces that you will love. Just be sure to shop in Maggie's trunk sale by the end of the month. I mean, you know you still need a Mother's Day gift, so really this is perfect timing. And it's a gift that truly will keep on giving.