this morning, in the solemn space of a cup of coffee, i read about the chief causes of global child mortality.
malnutrition and AIDS i expected, but those fell later along the list. the leading causes surprised me: complications of childbirth. pneumonia (really? pneumonia?). diarrhea. malaria. things that for the most part seem, well, preventable.
so here's what we're up to this week. i have some newish stuff up in the shop. you, perhaps, have a child or a friend (or a child of a friend) who might love a little handmade gift. let's you and i get together.
for the next seven days, the price of any purchase made from my shop will be donated to your choice of one of the following organizations: world vision, mercy corps, doctors without borders, or save the children.
i'd love to see everything in the shop go, so to sweeten the deal you can either take 30% off all items (when checking out, request an updated invoice from me), or you can make me an offer. if opting for the latter, please send your offers via email or through etsy's contact the seller button, and if the item has not been purchased at the end of the week (aug 6th), i will happily accept the highest offer.
not interested in my shop items? kindly consider making a direct donation to preserve the life of someone small.
grazie, my friends. i am so grateful to you.
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