Favorite Charity: Relay For Life and American Cancer Society
Website: http://www.relayforlife.org or http://www.cancer.org
Where we line dance, we are heavily involved with Relay for Life. As part of my team's fundraising activity, I have been making earrings and bracelets that we sell at a nominal cost. But it does add up--we've raised about $1,000 a year for the past few years. Thanks to Fire Mountain, my personal costs have been nominal, and well within my personal budget. Therefore the price of the jewelry is a 100 percent donation. And many of the customers now treat me as their personal family jeweler, doing repairs and modifications for them. Just for a donation, I do not charge them. But it does give me more experience in doing different things.
My latest project is Cancer Awareness bracelets. We have quickly sold 30 of them.