Lulu, Yeti and Friends presents…..
The Elevation Polish 4th Annual Auction and Sales for charity.
Indies most certainly do it better!!!! Why you might ask?
Aside from making the best creative polishes, having great customer service and passion for what we do. We have huge hearts and do what we can to support our local community. So what happens when you’ve got a lone polish maker with dream to go big with her annual charity event and mix that up with a community of makers who want to help…. You get the most amazing line up to date! OMGoodness it’s amazing! The polishes and the makers in this years event is crazy. (Great friends and ones I’ve never worked with before!) I can’t wait to share some of the polishes with you all. I’m overwhelmed with all the generosity and love polish makers have shared with me. I get to pass on to you and then pass that on to Chrestomathy, Inc.
It’s going to be an amazing year! So let’s talk details. For those of you who aren’t familiar with how I run the event. I break it down into two events. A sales portion which has reasonably priced items ($12.00-$40.00) and then the auction portion (Bids start at $10.00). So it’s easy to give a little or to give a lot. Either way you participate, you’ll be mailed off a fabulous polish with 100% of the sales and/or auction prices going to Chrestomathy, Inc.
Who is Chrestomathy, Inc?
Chrestomathy is a day training and habilitation service for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The three program sites are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and in the nearby suburbs of Eden Prairie and Burnsville, MN. Unlike most other programs serving my area, Chrestomathy is a specialized and relatively small company. Founded in 1985, their success can be attributed to our commitment to excellence, our commitment to working with individuals with complex needs and their positive, proactive approach to working with the individuals they serve.
Why is this Chrestomathy important to me (Lulu)?
I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of this great service for many years. Linda L. Moore is the executive director, a psychologist, founder of Chrestomathy, and she just so happens to also be my mother in law. Over the 15+ years I’ve had the pleasure of helping chrestomathy with little odd jobs here and there. I’ve personally heard and seen the challenges of both the clients they serve and also the intricacies of running a program like this. Seeing clients have positive experiences first hand and over coming challenges, it’s amazing. I’m so proud to be able to say that Elevation Polish has made a positive mark on a few clients.
2013, We were able to donate $9,895.00. Which went directly into the clients hands via iPads. iPads are a unique, creative and amazing way for non-verbal clients to express themselves and their needs. Communication at a touch of a screen! While we all take communication for granted watching someone who was unable to communicate effectively, how they are feeling and then suddenly be able to is one of the most amazing sights in the world. I’ll take that sight over a mountain any day! In 2014, we decided to donate toward the same thing, iPads. We raised $7,401.94. That was a lot of iPads. We showed the iPads we purchased on Instagram.
If you want to check out the donation pages from years passed here are links (I can’t seem to find the blog post with 2012)
2014 (Scroll to Nov 7th, 2014)
This year we are going big. We want to be able to provide something truly special for Chrestomathy, Inc this year. The big donation this year will go toward multiple things, site improvements, more communication devices (iPads) and hopefully something even bigger if we can hit the target we are hoping for. Like always I’ll share the donation amount on my blog and/or Facebook and also show what your donations went to.
October 12th will be the sales portion
October 12th-October 17th will be the auction portion
Sales portion will be held on a dedicated big cartel site with a 10 minute cart hold
Chrestomathy, Inc’s Bigcartel (Link will be active closer to the date so they don’t have to pay for the months not in use)
The auction portion will take place on eBay just like last year
Chrestomathy, Inc’s Ebay Account
Just a couple of notes about the event:
- Customer Service for the event will be handled by us (elevation polish) If you have questions please direct your emails to elevationpolish <at> gmail
- The paypal account used for the event is the Chrestomathy, Inc one. We’ve been given brief access to it so we can process shipping.
- Shipping supplies have been provided by us (Elevation Polish) so the money normally used for that can go toward the eBay fees.
- Items from the eBay event can not combine with items from the bigcartel shop. (two different sites, hard as heck to combine)
- FAQ for the event (coming soon) will be on www.elevationpolish.com on the left hand menu.
Want to send a shout out to the mountain tops to all of my customers for always opening their hearts and their pocketbooks for amazing causes like this one. It means so much to me that your share your kind hearts and generosity with me.
Don’t want to wait to make a donation to Chrestomathy, Inc….
YAY!!!!! This is going to be amazing. I’ll be sharing little sneak “peaks” on my instagram account with the hashtag #elevationpolish & #EVP4CI2015 (EVP 4 CI 2015 all together.) Stay up to date about the progress of the event on our Facebook page.
Cheers to amazing polishes,
PS. MAKERS: if I haven’t already contacted you and you would like to donate polishes. Please email me at elevation polish (gmail) or click the contact button on www.elevationpolish.com Please title your email: Charity Event