Votes are in. Now it’s time to shop!

Wow!  Thank you so very very much to all who voted last week, telling us which local charities and community groups you would like to support through Circare’s Art for People, People for Art Community Giving Spree, which is coming up October 7-12, 2013.

We counted 853Votes!!!

Here are your favorite local charities:

  • 4 Paws 1 Heart
  • The Fowler Center for Outdoor Learning
  • Handbags of Hope
  • Kids on the Go
  • Kids Without Cancer
  • Optimists of St Clair Shores
  • The Lake House
  • Soroptimists Intl. of Grosse Pointe

Now when you come shop at Circare between October 7-12, not only will you save 10% off your total purchase, you will also be able to choose any 1 of these great organizations and Circare will donate another 10% of your purchase value to them in your name!  I can’t tell you how excited I am about this event.  It has been in my head for a long time and it is finally all coming together!

There will be other fun things going on that week, too.   There will be a daily 50/50 raffle, with half the proceeds each day going to the winner and half to the charity of their choice.  And as our heartfelt thank you to those who support the event, we will be giving a small free gift to the first 25 people each day who make a purchase of $20 more.

I’ve chosen to host our Community Giving Spree the week of October 7-12 in part because that is also American Craft Week, a celebration of another type of community that’s very dear to my heart.  We will be featuring some of the wonderful American Craftspeople Circare represents on our facebook page through the week as well as in the store.  The talent and imagination of these individuals is awesome and the strength and dedication required to live their dreams, making a living through sharing their art and vision with us, inspires me.   I hope it helps to inspire us all.

So how many great reasons are there to visit Circare  October 7th-12th?  You can save a little.  You can give a little.  You can shop local.  Buy American.  Support the dream of a talented craftsman.  Own- and give- a one-of-a-kind treasure.  And you can absolutely feel great about all of the above!!!

See you there!