You can also buy DIY scrapbook or card-making kits. There is a BOGO sale too. Not interested but still want to support small businesses? The buyer's club allows you to make a donation in exchange for a free gift and other perks. If you are a seller, you can join the promo club to build your customer base and promote your business.
The founder, Marsha, sent me a collection to review:
- Dog-print cloth bowl cover (for microwaves or picnics)
- Organic cloth towelettes in 2 sizes
- Bracelet with a cat charm
- Cat-themed table runner
- Mini appliqued tote bag in pink
*All handmade items.
*Variety of items, including decorative and practical.
*Unique gift ideas. I immediately thought of 2 people I could have given some of the gifts to.
*Club is family owned and operated.
*Direct phone line for customer service issues.
*The only frown is something out of Marsha's control:
On December 30, 2005, Marsha was diagnosed with Lyme disease, which has progressed into other illnesses. When you try to kill it, it tries to stop you by shutting down vital organs. At present Marsha's kidneys, liver, and other vital organs are under attack, and she now has Type 2 diabetes. Her weight has dropped from 138 lbs. to 105 lbs. She has to wear a mask outdoors due to multi-chemical and environmental allergies. She uses a wheelchair because her muscles are weak and she has arthritis in her joints. Also, Marsha can no longer use prescription medicines due to the auto-immune nature of Lyme disease.Her goal is to reach $12,000. You can donate here.
The medical cost is very expensive and is not covered by insurance. Her family has refinanced their house several times and now have nowhere else to turn for help for her ongoing medical costs and care. Please help her return to a life of normal activity by donating to her medical fund and new doctor that is helping her regain her health.
One of you lucky readers will win the collection I received (above), a $40 value! Want to shop from the club's artists? Check out this treasury for all the shops and a 50% off coupon code!
10 entries: Make a donation to Marsha's medical fund. Leave your username.
1 entry: Post Marsha's donation page on Facebook (click "Share on Facebook" under the photo). Leave the link.
1 entry: Visit the Gift of the Month Club subscription page and tell me which collection interests you most.
1 entry: Follow the Markets of Sunshine blog via Google Friend Connect (located at the bottom).
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1 entry each (4 total possible): Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or your blog.
- Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
- Please leave your email address in one of your comments so I can contact you if you win.
- All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PST on Saturday, March 8.
- This giveaway is open to the U.S. only.