by Eva St. Clair October 03, 2017 1 min read
The children in our playgroup here read articles in the Washington Post about the devastation in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. They wanted to find some way to help their fellow Americans.
On September 30, 2017, our kids aged 3-11 set up a donations-only Bake Sale and Lemonade Stand to benefit victims of Hurricane Maria via the Center for Disease Control's CDC Foundation. The funds are used to rebuild medical infrastructure in U.S. states and territories affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria.
We were at the corner of Sligo Creek Parkway and Burnett Avenue for only an hour and a half - but the kids raised $440.50. WOW! Princess Awesome matched their gift to the CDC Foundation.
To continue the momentum, we offered a 48-hour Sample Sale event to benefit the CDC Foundation. All proceeds went directly to the CDC Foundation - Hurricane Relief, minus shipping and credit card processing fees ($3 shipping, included in the price, + 2% of the sale).
More than 100 customers bought the 175 items available during the sale, and raised an astonishing $2,374.24, to bring Princess Awesome's contribution to the CDC Foundation to $2,814.74.
And the kids continued to help out - Eva's older two sons helped process, pick, pack, and ship orders!
That's Maria, our Princess Awesome mannequin, overseeing postage and packing slip printing.
From our grateful hearts, thank you. We’re honored and humbled to be part of such a kind, compassionate community. You all are nothing short of AWESOME.
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About a week ago, a very kind customer wrote in to say that two of the "Hello Chum" sharks dresses she received in the mail had two strange discolorations on the skirt. They seemed to line up perfectly with the tape that was on the clear plastic bag holding each dress.
"That's so strange!" we wrote back, and immediately sent her two new dresses assuming it was some one-off problem with the dresses she had received. But after we heard from another customer with the same problem, and the first woman's replacement dresses ALSO had these strange discolorations, we knew something was up.
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