glassybaby + Mariners Care

10% from the sale of each ‘my oh my’ set will be donated to Mariners Care, the non-profit foundation of the Seattle Mariners baseball team

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Making its first at bat is our newest giving partner set, ‘my oh my’.

In addition to providing those ‘my oh my’ moments for Seattle Mariners fans, the team works tirelessly to actively contribute to the community of the Pacific Northwest.  Through their non-profit foundation, Mariners Care, the team raises funds for a variety of causes, including educational programs, youth athletic programs, children and family health, statistical programs, charitable fundraisers and community outreach.  Seattle Mariners fans…this one’s for you!  To purchase the set, click here.

 

glassybaby + The Humane Society of The United States

10% from the sale of each ‘wet dog’ will be donated to The Humane Society of the United States

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Someone mentioned “the dog days of summer” yesterday.  Hearing that phrase, which many associate with the hottest and longest days of summer, I had to smile.  At glassybaby, we have our own definition for “the dog days of summer”.  In fact, we not only have the dog days of summer…we also have the dog days of fall, winter and spring!  Most every day we are fortunate to have some four-legged, furry guests in our showroom and hot shop.  Check out this recent visitor:

If this doesn’t elicit some serious puppy love, I don’t know what will!  Have you ever noticed that people resemble their dogs?  This owner even seems to have taken some fashion cues from his pooch.

We’re passionate about helping dogs and other animals through our partnership with The Humane Society of the United States.  The money we give is used to help animals in crisis—whether it is due to a natural disaster or human-created abusive situations like puppy mills.  To date, we’ve given more than $19,500 to support the nation’s largest animal protection agency.  To purchase ‘wet dog’, click here.  Enjoy the last days of summer–and may they be “dog days” of the glassybaby variety.

 

glassybaby + Camp Korey

10% from the sale of each ‘angel’ will be donated to Camp Korey in Carnation, Washington

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For thousands of kids, going to camp is an annual rite of summer and a coming of age milestone.  For some it’s their first time away from home, the first time out of the city, and the first time to experience all the adventures that camp has to offer.  For children with on-going medical issues, summer camp is usually not an option because few camps can provide the necessary medical support.  Camp Korey, part of the SeriousFun Children’s Network founded by Paul Newman, is changing that and transforming the lives of children with serious and life-altering medical conditions through free-of-charge camp experiences.

Since late June, up to sixty-four campers per week have been coming to experience the magic of summer camp at Camp Korey.  Located just a short drive from Seattle on a historic, 818-acre former dairy farm, campers can swim, boat, use the ropes course and zip line (one of only three in the United States that is wheelchair accessible), sing and make music in the garage band, create arts and crafts, put on costumes, play in teepees, harvest the vegetables that will become part of their meal, partake in a food fight, sit around a campfire and make lifelong friends.  It’s a chance to forget the illness that normally dictates so much of their lives.  It’s a chance to make choices about their day and what challenges they’ll take on.  It’s a chance to just be a kid.  (And it’s a respite for family members and caretakers.)

The camp sessions may only last a week, but having seen the look of determination and pure joy on the faces of these campers, I know the memories, empowerment and friendships will last a lifetime.  In addition to summer camp sessions, Camp Korey offers year-round Hospital Outreach through their Camp in a Box program, family weekends and young adult retreats.  It is glassybaby’s privilege to partner with Camp Korey and to help fan the flames of childhood.  To purchase ‘angel’, click here.

 

glassybaby + Obliteride

10% from the sale of each ‘crush’ will be donated to Obliteride, a community bike ride funding cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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Do you remember your first crush?  I do.  Now that I’m married, I tend to crush more on objects and colors than people.  (I suspect my husband will be happy to hear this!)  Lately, I’ve been crushing on the color orange.  I find that orange is an instant mood lifter and energizer.  It’s the accent color in my living room and the color of my newest raincoat. I even have a collection of orange drinkers that I use daily.  I love that burst of color on my kitchen table…especially on a rainy Seattle morning.  Just try staying sleepy in the company of orange drinkers (or glassybaby).

A few months ago, I began noticing the color orange on some famous Seattle buildings and landmarks.  Turns out that “painting the town orange” was central to the promotion of Obliteride, a new, community-wide effort to accelerate lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  Obliteride will culminate in a fundraising bike ride August 9th-11th that will be quintessentially Northwest.  To support Obliteride, and the efforts of Fred Hutch to end cancer, we are pleased to introduce the ‘crush’ glassybaby.  It’s a beautiful, vivid orange that gives 10% back to Obliteride.  Since 2007, glassybaby has donated more than $100,000 to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  Join the community determined to ‘crush’ cancer.  To purchase ‘crush’, click here.

-Mary