I did my one and only craft show this year last weekend. It went really well and it was a great experience as I am hoping to do at least 2 next year.
The event was in someone’s home, which took a lot of the pressure off in some ways. The whole premise was “gifts for good.” All the vendors had to agree to donate 20% of sales to a charity of their choice.
I chose to donate my sales to the Lola Children’s Home in Mekele, Ethiopia. You can read more about it via the link, but essentially it provides a home and care for HIV+ orphans and their siblings (whether they are infected or not) in the hopes of keeping the family together as much as possible.
And…when I reopen in 2013, 5% of my monthly profits will be going to this home. It is my hope to give back a tiny bit of what God has blessed me with in my life.