Madge is participating in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo). She is going to attempt to write a blog post every day this month. NaBloPoMo was started in 2006 by Eden Kennedy, as a response to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Check out the official site on BlogHer, then come back daily to see how Madge is doing.
Here’s day two:
Buy Vintage Jewelry – Do Good
Introducing Jewels of Hope
an Etsy shop supporting charitable organizations
Madge hopes that by now you know about Etsy, where she has a two vintage shops, MadgesHatbox and Madge @Home. But for those of you who have been living under a rock, Etsy is a commercial marketplace specializing in handcrafted and vintage pieces that has grown from a niche web merchant to one that had over $700,000,000 million in sales last year.
Etsy is also a mash up of online store and Facebook with the social networking part of the site enabling members to converse with each other, like each other’s items and form teams of like-minded sellers and buyers. Madge is a member of a number of vintage teams including Vintage Jewelry Sellers (VJSE), a group that has amazing member shops offering the best in vintage jewelry. Last year VJSE was singled out by Etsy as one of the best teams on their site. One of the main reasons is their Jewels of Hope, an Etsy shop for charitable causes.
It’s rare to see separate online merchants banding together to support good works and Madge is proud to be a part of this team and this shop. All jewelry sold by JOH has been donated by VJSE team shops and all proceeds to go benefit charity. A new non-profit is selected by team members once a certain amount of money has been raised. Past recipients include City of Hope, Wounded Warriors and Save Our Souls Animal Shelter. Currently we are raising money for Hope for the Warriors, a wonderful organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.
So this holiday season please think of Jewels of Hope next time you are looking for a unique piece of jewelry for yourself or a friend.
See you tomorrow.