Monday, February 7, 2011

Charities We Support

Through the five years Sexy Skins has been in business, we have donated gift certificates as well as product to help individuals who are faced with personal health issues and hardships. We have also made donations to organizations such as The Jimmy Fund, and the Portsmouth FireFighters Charitable Association. In 2009, we joined with a team of artisans/businesses from around the country called, Etsy Project Embrace.
"Etsy Project Embrace began to support someone touched by cancer and continues to do so. The team's purpose is to reach out to those affected by the disease, create awareness and raise money for cancer research. "This is an incredible group of people whose bonding power could be summed up in these four words: altruism, advocacy, awareness and love. We are all about giving strength, hope and courage to each other and those in need no matter where they are,” explains team leader Kristin."

The ACS Etsy Project Embrace Team has surpassed its goal and collectively raised, $17,286.97.

Sexy Skins donates to ACS Team EPE 10% of each sale from our "Leather L ♥ V E Line". On December 31, we made our donation for 2010 to the American Cancer Society, of $106.00, our best donation as of yet, for a total donation amount of $151.00. Even though we met our fundraising goal, this is a feat I am very proud of, for it is because of your support we have been able to contribute. This disease has hit close to home in 2007 with the deaths of both my sister and Mother. So, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Sexy Skins "Leather L ♥ V E Line":

Another charitable organization which Sexy Skins has shown support is one I'm sure you all have heard of...The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. In the summer of 2010 we met Brenda Smith of New England Walkers for Knockers. Shortly after, Sexy Skins became involved in NEW-4K's First Annual Breast Cancer Ride and After Ride Bash. You can read about the event's success here.

Sexy Skins put on one fabulous fashion show at the Bash, and we donated the beautiful Midnight Heaven Halter raising $300.00 in raffle sales. We also designed The Spirit Cuffs for the Cure (for Him and Her), donating $1.00 from the sale of each cuff which on it's own raised $100.00 for The Avon Walk. I am extremely grateful for the support from all of you!!

As we enter into the new year, Sexy Skins will continue to show our support for these two great charitable organizations with the continued sales of The Spirit Cuffs, and the Leather L ♥ V E Line, however we will be adding a third charitable organization to our list, The American Hospice Foundation. Both my family members spent their last moments under their care where I got to experience how amazingly wonderful and gifted the hospice staff truly are. I am eternally grateful for the love and compassion they demonstrated to my loved ones and my family during such a horrific time.

My love and devotion to Sexy Skins; our beautiful line of products and our customers, will continue to be my driving force and what inspires me to march on with hope, faith, and belief that 2011 will be a happy, healthy and prosperous year for all! Many blessings and much love and thanks to you! Happy New Year!