Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Oz bushfire appeal shop at etsy


I joined etsy in July 2008 hoping to make enough money to be able to stay at home and not go back to work. I am on the way to achieving that goal and in the process have met some of the most amazingly creative, friendly and supportive people. I joined a team called dust(down under street team) and without them I don't think I would be where I am now. Two weeks ago, when the devastation of the Victorian bushfires started to become known, the dust team opened a special store to raise money for the victims. We all thought if we could donate items and raise about $1000 that would be a great effort and help . Now into the third week and having already donated over $13000 I think I can safely say the shop has exceeded our expectations. Donations have not only been from Australians we have had people all over the world donate the 1000 items in the store. The store will remain open until the 31st of March unless it sells out, and with only about 200 items left I'm sure it will be.
The shop was opened and is being run by the wonderful Emma from http://feliciafairy.etsy.com with help from other DUSTers especially Carley - http://vanillapixie.etsy.com Thank you all so much for making me feel proud to be part of such a wonderful group of crafters.

5 comments:

Chrisy said...

Yes it is wonderful...and there's so many great bargains there too!

AnastasiaC said...

a great post - its done so well and I hope everything sells by March!!

NeverEverEmma said...

Hey Carmel, great post about the bushfire store. Congratulations also on your first sale at laceandluxuries!

planettreasures said...

The bushfire shop has 'gone off!'.
It's been great.
'from little things, big things grow'

lizet frijters said...

Thanks for your comment. Nice to meet other dusters