Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Another Beautiful Alternative

This weekend on our facebook page, I shared with you an alternative gift giving option through the Adventure Project. And today I'm excited to share with you another.

Scarlet Threads is near and dear to our hearts. We started working together, both with freshly created stores the beginning of 2010. Scarlet Threads truly has a compassionate heart and today I get to tell you why.

I give you Carrie from Scarlet Threads......

It's a busy holiday season.

Shopping to do. Gifts to wrap. Parties to attend. Meals to prepare. It's easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle. It's easy to forget the most important things. It's easy to lose joy in the midst of the stress and chaos.

But isn't that what this season is all about? Joy? Thankfulness? Stepping back and realizing just how richly we've been blessed?

This Christmas, Delicate Fortress Creations is partnering with Scarlet Threads, the suppliers of our beautiful aprons and handmade purses, to raise $10,000 for New Day Foster Home. Scarlet Threads, a fair-trade sewing cooperative, was born in the same village where New Day Foster Home operates. NDFH is a non-profit charitable organization partnering with China's government orphanages to provide life-saving surgeries and a loving home to orphans with critical medical needs. In addition to medical care, NDFH fosters the children until they are adopted. Two NDFH adoptive families have each pledged $2,500 to a matching grant fund. If we raise the other $5,000, NDFH will receive $10,000 to use for Wendy's and Asa's surgeries.

To learn more about this initiative and to make a contribution, please visit Scarlet Threads' blog. To sweeten the deal, we're offering a $10 coupon for use in DFC as well as a $10 coupon for use in the Scarlet Threads shop! If you wish to receive the coupon codes, please e-mail carrie@scarletthreads.org with your name, email address, and the amount you contributed.

We all know it's true... giving is more blessed than receiving. And what better gift than the gift of life for a little one? It's the most joyful gift of all.

(PS - New Day Foster Home is a 501c3. All contributions are tax deductable.)

Thank you for contributing, passing along or helping in any creative way you can come up with! We are so grateful!

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