I have written before about the great support from the craft world for charities and Folksy folk are no exception. Aswell as dedicated shops for various charities many sellers donate reguarly from their sales. Often a charity is chosen because of a personal experience or close connection to a particular charity. For the rest of the month and next month I will be donating 15% of all sales in my supply shop, Buttons & Bows, to The White Ribbon Alliance. The reason for choosing WRA is a fairly personal one after problems at the end of my last pregnancy put my own health and unborn childs life at a huge risk, but I was incredibly fortunate to have free health care, a fantastic consultant obstetrician and wonderful midwives all within a fifteen minute drive. Millions of women are faced with delivering their baby in their home without medical assistance being close enough to be able to help. These women are in labour for many hours and when or if, they arrive at a medical centre it is often too late. Soon after my daughter and I survived this very worrying time I read about the WRA in Red Magazine and have supported them since, as I was so grateful that I was close enough to medical care. Whilst my donation won't make a huge difference I can help raise awareness for WRA through my shop.
Now I will step down from my soap box and feature some other Folksy people donating to charities from sales in their shops.
There are many more crafters, designers, makers who reguarly donate to charity and I hope to feature some more this week.