Saturday, November 5, 2011

*Special Spotlight*

A little "proud mama" moment here....I'm allowed that every once in a while right? :)

My oldest daughter took on a project earlier this year that has grown into something greater than we could have ever expected. In looking for a way to give back, she started making beaded bookmarks to sell in her Grammie's local gift shop. She's been selling the bookmarks for $2.50 each, reserving $1 from every bookmark sold for a charity that supports children in need.
 It started with a simple idea, she liked the idea of "beautiful beaded bookmarks" so b3 bookmarks was born! Each bookmark receives an individual name such as...
"b" girly
"b" green
"b" clever
And her most recent additions for the holidays, 
"b" festive
"b" jolly
  Each month she has checked the gift shop to see what has sold and replaced what had with new bookmarks as needed. It was a slow process at first, but gradually she began to see her efforts pay off. She has sold 17 bookmarks thus far = $17 for charity.

But that's not where it ends.
I helped her start a blog, and she has taken off with it!
She decided to ask her daddy if he would match the $ she raised and then presented the opportunity to a few friends and family by emailing them and sharing her blog and what she's been doing. And get this....her $17 has grown to $79!!!!

She has researched a few different charities and has settled on one that has been special to her for years through filling shoe boxes, Samaritan's Purse.
She's been scouring the gift catalog overwhelmed and excited by the possibilities! I must admit, this thrills her mama's heart! It has been such a blessing and encouragement to me to witness her faithfulness and dedication to this project, and then to see her efforts multiplied in a way that has taught her how one person's seemingly simple effort can turn into far more than we could have imagined! A lesson learned in a way that she will never forget!

So, if you have interest, you can visit her b3 bookmarks blog and give her a virtual "high five" via a comment or following. I'm sure it would make her day!

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