June seems like a quick month. It's almost halfway over! Seattle has Pride festivities all month long. Solstice events happen too, starting next weekend. In between all that, we're planning sales and events.
Help Animals India is our non-profit this month, and a portion of all sales will benefit them. Our sales for HAI is on Saturday, June 24th. Pop by for discounts, and feel good knowing that 10% of your purchases will go to this amazing org that helps so many needy animals.
Before you know it, it will be July. We'll have a weekend-long Sale from July 1st through the 3rd, and we'll be closed on the 4th for vegan BBQs and to spend time with friends and family.
Can you believe it's been a year since we opened our doors? We have a lot going on this month and I hope you can join us for our events.
Jubilee Women's Center Event
On Saturday, May 13th, we're having a fundraising sale to benefit Jubilee Women's Center, a local org that helps women experiencing poverty. They have transitional housing, a computer lab, tech training, and job readiness classes. They also have a free clothing boutique for the women they serve. If you bring in consignment-quality, in-season clothing to our event, we'll give you an additional discount!
They say the first year of a business is the hardest. It's been a lot of work, a lot of learning, but overall, a great success. Thank you to each and every one of you for believing in vegan, eco-friendly clothing and getting us to this point.
We're having a two-day celebration on May 20th and 21st. We'll have sales, snacks, giveaways, and al all-round good time. Wear something from Drizzle & Shine for an extra discount!
Here's more info from the event page on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2qxjiSJ
It's April! Spring is in the air and we are featuring a new non-profit: Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. As usual, a portion of every sale will go to them. And on April 30th, we'll give 10% to them, and offer 10% off everything in the store!
The chimps at the sanctuary are rescues from the entertainment and biomedical industries. Since being rescued, they've thrived and formed terrific social bonds with each other in their new, enriched home.
Spring is just over a week away, even though it might not feel like it. But the clocks turned forward yesterday and crocuses and daffodils are starting to bloom. We're getting lots of new spring items in as well. We now carry Vegetarian Shoes, a shoe company from England. Lur Apparel arrived last week too. They recycle pre-consumer apparel waste and turn it into amazing clothing!
On March 25th we're having our monthly sale and fundraiser. Sky's the Limit Sanctuary is our non-profit of the month and it will be great to have founders Shannon and Ryan in the store to talk about the work they do with rescued hens. Drop by and enjoy 10% off everything. We'll have snacks too and 10% of all sales goes to Sky's the Limit! Win-win!
We're nearing the end of the month of February. So hard to believe! We had a fun and successful Galentine's Day pop-up with snacks provided by Fauxmage, Seattle Cookie Counter, and Honor Society Coffee. We showcased local artists and had a lot of fun socializing.
This Saturday, February 25th is our Days for Girls event. We're offering 10% discounts on everything in the store and we'll donate 10% of the day's totals to Days for Girls, an org that empowers girls and women around the world by providing sustainable feminine hygiene products. This simple act helps girls stay in school, reduces child marriages, and helps prevent human trafficking.
We're getting spring items already, in so it's a good time for a sneak peek of what the new season holds.
Hope to see you on Saturday!
I hope your New Year is off to a good start. It's nearing the end of the month and that means it's time for our fundraising event day.
This month Cupid's Landing is our non-profit. This animal sanctuary in the making will be home to rescued farm animals. They're already collaborating with other sanctuaries and will soon have a space of their own. Recently, they worked with Sky's the Limit to help bring rescued hens to safety.
Join us on January 29th from noon to 4 pm for sales, snacks, fundraising, and a meet 'n' greet with the founder of Cupid's Landing.
Next Month's non-profit is Days for Girls. Stay tuned for more info about this organization and how they help girls and women in Malawi make reusable sanitary pads.
Early next month, we'll be celebrating women Leslie Knope style. Our Galentine's Day pop-up will feature an assortment of items made by local women. You can buy cards, candles, jewelry, and more! And we'll have snacks too. Friday, Feb 10th from 4-7 and Saturday, Feb 11th from noon to 4 pm.
It's hard to believe it's December. We've been open for six months now and we're getting ready for our first holiday season. It's going to be a fun month!
The Capitol Hill Art Walk is this Thursday, December 8th from 5 to 8 pm. We're hosting Rebecca Bush. Her show is called Good Fortune and features charming animals on small canvases, hand printed calendars and tarot decks. All proceeds to benefit Pasado’s Safe Haven.
Our non-profit of the month is Lambert House, a place for gay, lesbian, queer, transgender and questioning youth.
On Sunday, December 18th, we'll be showing art from the young people at Lambert House. Drop in and have a look.
We have a lot in store this November.
On Thursday the 10th from 5-8, we'll be taking part in the Capitol Hill Art Walk. Come on by for refreshments and to check out the wonderful photos by Laughing Tabby Photography.
We're closed on Thanksgiving so we can enjoy vegan feasts with friends and family.
Black Friday marks the starts of three days full of sales and fun! We'll have specials all weekend as we move into Small Business Saturday, and Elephant Nature Park Sunday. Elephant Nature Park is our non-profit of the month. On Sunday the 27th, Loreen, a volunteer from ENP, will be in the store to share her experiences. We'll be donating 10% of all dales that day to ENP.
We'll be having a lot of fun this month too and we hope to see you sometime in November!
October's non-profit is Hip Hop is Green, an organization bringing healthy, plant-based foods to urban youth and families. Not only do they bring free dinners to people, they host cook-offs, concerts, and other events. They're also launching a downtown garden to bring people closer to their food and help them make healthy food choices. As a vegan organization, Hip Hop is Green is also helping animals and the environment by presenting kind food choices.
A portion of all purchases in October will be donated to Hip Hop is Green. Join us on October 29th from noon to 4 pm for a special event. We'll have sales, snacks, and representatives from the organization in the store.
September was a whirlwind and I didn't even get a chance to blog about the fun new things in store.
The Fur Bearers
The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals was our non-profit of the month. We donated a portion of every sale to them and we also had a successful Fur Bearer Defenders Day. We raised over $300 for this terrific group that is working tirelessly to end the commercial fur trade and educate people on how to coexist with wildlife.
Capitol Hill Art Walk
We held our first art show at the store as part of the Capitol Hill Art Walk. Anne Holderread, a customer, artist, and all-round amazing person was our first artist. She is in the middle of a drawing a day as part of her 2016 photo journal series and brought in her journal, some everyday objects that she uses as inspiration, and 20 awesome, framed illustrations.
The evening was a success. Attendance was high, people had fun, and Anne sold most of her pieces (and gained a few commissions). You can see more of Anne's work on her Instagram page @holderreadcreative.
Keep up with what's going on at the store.