Happy Friday everybody! I wanted to let you know about a wonderful group of artists who have gathered as a team on Etsy to support the American Cancer Society in its research to find a cure for cancer. So many of our lives have been affected by cancer, one way or another, through our own diagnosis, or that of a family member or friend, a neighbor, or even a stranger who has somehow touched us. Etsy Project Embrace, also known as TeamEPE, initially grouped together earlier this year as a way to love and show support of Laura Slocum who was diagnosed with cancer. From its small beginnings, the team has grown, and it is a wonderful mix of artists and sellers who are simply amazing in their support of Laura and each other, as well as ACS and other cancer victims. Many of us donate a portion of our sales on Etsy to the ACS; some even have shops where entire sales are donated to charity! There is a forum and discussion group where we have gotten to know and care for each other and also learn about others we know who are struggling with this dreadful disease. It is our way to share our lives and our hopes and our prayers with one another.
And this week, another Etsy artist who specializes in featuring other artists in her treasuries on Etsy, has featured Etsy Project Embrace... exposing 12 faces (a very small portion of our team!) to those who look through the treasuries as a way to find new items and even buy!! Thanks to VickiDiane for featuring us. She has a wonderful and sexy shop of her own, selling fabulous jewelry, so follow this link and check her out.
And follow this link to see the treasury and a few of TeamEPE's members up close and exposed!
And if you're looking for some great HANDMADE items for the holidays, check out what the Project Embrace team has for sale, following this link. Shopping handmade gets even better when you know that you will also be supporting cancer research when you buy from EPE shops!