Welcome!

News Feed Item

Seattle-based company glassybaby reaches goal of $2 million in giving to charities dedicated to healing

glassybaby kicks off two million thank yous campaign to celebrate goal and pledges to raise $2 million more

SEATTLE, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Seattle-based glassybaby announced that it has reached its goal of $2 million in giving to charities around the country that are dedicated to healing.  To celebrate this milestone achievement, glassybaby kicked off two months of gratitude in April and May with a celebratory 'two million thank yous' campaign to shine a light on the customers, giving partners, and glassybaby team members. 

glassybaby is a Seattle-based glass votive company started by cancer survivor Lee Rhodes 16 years ago with a simple mission: hand-blown healing through 10% giving.  This mission has given way to a milestone.  Just one year after glassybaby announced that it had raised $1 million in giving to charities dedicated to healing, the company announced a total of $2 million in philanthropic giving.  The 'two million thank yous' campaign recognizes the supporters, customers and partnerships who have made this significant achievement possible. 

"glassybaby wishes to thank each and every person who has chosen to love, give, celebrate, commemorate, and decorate with glassybaby. This may have started with my story, but its our customers' stories and connections that keep us growing and giving," said glassybaby founder, Lee Rhodes.  "Gratitude abounds – here's to $2 million more in giving." 

Seattleite and founder of Babes Against Brain Cancer, Jill Vedder said, "My sister was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer last year.  glassybaby dedicated 10% of the sales from 'belle' glassybaby to the Solid Tumor Translational Research to honor her and her ongoing battle.  To date, we have raised over $7K together for cancer research."

Since its inception, glassybaby has given back $2 million to more than 100 healing charities including the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, Ben Towne Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, Camp Korey, Stand Up To Cancer, White Light Fund, Rainier Valley Food Bank, Swedish Medical Center Foundation, Robin Hood Foundation, Conservation International, American Red Cross, Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Foundation, STTR and many more.  For more information and to see the full list of glassybaby partners, please visit www.glassybaby.com/power-of-giving.

To join the two million thank yous campaign, use the hashtag #twomillionthankyous on social media channels and help spread gratitude.

About glassybaby: glassybaby began in 1998 when Lee Rhodes, glassybaby creator and founder, was raising her three small children and fighting what would become a seven year battle with lung cancer.  Inspired by the beauty of elegant glass votive candles, Lee filled them with tea lights and scattered them throughout her home finding great hope and healing in their color, light and love. glassybaby is now an $8 million a year business, employing more than 70+ artisan glassblowers out of its Seattle 'hotshop.'  There are three Seattle-area locations, a newly-opened San Francisco store in Presidio Heights, and a robust online store that sells glassybaby all over the world.  Since inception, giving back has been the foundation of glassybaby. To date, glassybaby has donated more than $2 million from revenue sales to charities dedicated to healing. To learn more, please visit www.glassybaby.com and connect with glassybaby on Facebook and Twitter.

SOURCE glassybaby

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that HTBase will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. HTBase (Gartner 2016 Cool Vendor) delivers a Composable IT infrastructure solution architected for agility and increased efficiency. It turns compute, storage, and fabric into fluid pools of resources that are easily composed and re-composed to meet each application’s needs. With HTBase, companies can quickly prov...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing high-quality, in-depth training should be available at an affordable price. Industry leaders in quality training, provided services, and student certification passes, its goal is to c...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore t...
Providing the needed data for application development and testing is a huge headache for most organizations. The problems are often the same across companies - speed, quality, cost, and control. Provisioning data can take days or weeks, every time a refresh is required. Using dummy data leads to quality problems. Creating physical copies of large data sets and sending them to distributed teams of developers eats up expensive storage and bandwidth resources. And, all of these copies proliferating...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
SYS-CON Events announced today that StorageCraft Technology Corp, a global leader in backup and disaster, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The StorageCraft family of companies, founded in 2003, provides award-winning backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops in addition to powerful data analytics.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Lachapelle, CEO of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), will provide an overview of various initiatives to certifiy the security of connected devices and future trends in ensuring public trust of IoT. Eric Lachapelle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), an international certification body. His role is to help companies and individuals to achieve professional, accredited and worldw...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named “Platinum Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business – from apparel to energy – is being rewritten by software. From ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Auditwerx will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Auditwerx specializes in SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 attestation services throughout the U.S. and Canada. As a division of Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI), one of the top 20 largest CPA firms nationally, you can expect the resources, skills, and experience of a much larger firm combined with the accessibility and attent...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Technologic Systems Inc., an embedded systems solutions company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Technologic Systems is an embedded systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. They have been in business for 32 years, helping more than 8,000 OEM customers and building over a hundred COTS products that have never been discontinued. Technologic Systems’ pr...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
HyperConvergence came to market with the objective of being simple, flexible and to help drive down operating expenses. It reduced the footprint by bundling the compute/storage/network into one box. This brought a new set of challenges as the HyperConverged vendors are very focused on their own proprietary building blocks. If you want to scale in a certain way, let’s say you identified a need for more storage and want to add a device that is not sold by the HyperConverged vendor, forget about it...
Most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes a lot of work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Loom Systems will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Founded in 2015, Loom Systems delivers an advanced AI solution to predict and prevent problems in the digital business. Loom stands alone in the industry as an AI analysis platform requiring no prior math knowledge from operators, leveraging the existing staff to succeed in the digital era. With offices in S...
FinTech is the sum of financial and technology, and it’s one of the fastest growing tech industries. Total global investments in FinTech almost reached $50 billion last year, but there is still a great deal of confusion over what it is and what it means – especially as it applies to retirement. Building financial startups is not simple, but with the right team, technology and an innovative approach it can be an extremely interesting domain to disrupt. FinTech heralds a financial revolution that...