glassybaby + UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay

‘kindness’ is here. 10% from the sale of each ‘kindness’ will be donated to help cancer patients at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay

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As you might expect, when we made the decision to open a new store in San Francisco, we had a long list of to-do items.  At the top of that list, was finding amazing charitable partners to work with.  We knew we wanted to work with organizations that were well-respected in the Bay Area and really understood our mission of giving back to help cancer patients.  We think we found the perfect partner in UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay.

glassybaby is pleased to announce UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay as our newest giving partner.  Slated to open in 2015, this new hospital is the culmination of more than 10 years of planning and is the first new facility to open at UCSF Medical Center in more than 30 years.  The hospital complex will include a children’s hospital, a women’s hospital and a cancer hospital.  glassybaby’s donations will be earmarked for a patient assistance fund to help cancer patients with day-to-day costs such as groceries, bus fare and art therapy—items which aren’t covered by medical insurance.  10% from the sale of each ‘kindness’ glassybaby will be donated to help cancer patients at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay.  To purchase ‘kindness’, click here.

We can’t wait to move into our new storefront at 3665 Sacramento Street, in the Presidio Heights neighborhood!  Though our doors won’t officially open until November 1st, we’ve already begun giving back to UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay.  Stop by and experience glassybaby one of a kindness for yourself.


the little walk that could


“When you combine a drive to help others with a strong community, great things can happen.”                                                           - Lee Rhodes

The results are in…and the Immediate Impact Breast Cancer Walk that was held in San Francisco September 28-30th raised more than $100,000 to help people living with breast cancer in the Greater Bay Area.

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24 walkers and eight volunteer crew members came together to make this goal a reality, covering 55 miles in three days.

You can read a first-hand account of the walk, day-by-day, from glassybaby faithful, Trina Chow on her blog. Trina, herself, raised over $14,000 in this inaugural event! In her own words: “Suffice to say: Amazing day, amazing event, amazing friends, amazing experience. So proud, and so honored to have been a part of it all.”

We’re proud and honored of the example you set, Trina!  Heartfelt congratulations to you and everyone that participated and supported your efforts.  There’s still time to donate to the Immediate Impact Breast Cancer Walk. Donations will accepted through October 31, 2012.

light and love shine from City by the Bay

On August 19th, we joined forces with glassybaby faithful, Trina Chow, to help raise money for the Immediate Impact Breast Cancer Walk, which will take place in San Francisco on September 28th through 30th.   Debra and Rae, our Seattle glassybaby contingent, traveled to the City by the Bay with over 400 glassybaby to sell at an event held at the Presidio Landmark.  A heartfelt thank you to everyone that turned out to support this very worthwhile cause. Over $1,200 was raised through event and online sales.

If you missed the roadshow, you can still support the 55-mile, 3-day walk, which will benefit three Bay area non-profit organizations providing services to low-income and under-served breast cancer patients.   For more information, go to

Many of the people attending the sale, including Trina, are members of the Warming Hut Hotties.   The “hotties”, as they like to call themselves, are a group of more than 1,000 men and women who recently celebrated their 10th year as a team.  Together they have walked, crewed, and volunteered in 40 multi-day fundraising events and raised over $2.9 million for the breast cancer cause.

glassybaby is planning another roadshow to San Francisco in December. Additional details will be forthcoming.  To Trina, the Warming Hut Hotties and everyone participating in the inaugural Immediate Impact Breast Cancer Walk, we’ll be thinking of you on the weekend of September 28th.  Thank you for choosing to make a difference.  You inspire us.



On the road again….to San Francisco

"Joy Glassybaby" 2012 oil on canvas 8 x 8 inches | by Trina Chow

As bright and unwavering as the glow from a glassybaby is the inspirational community that has grown up around them.  We never tire of hearing how glassybaby came into someone’s life, and how they are using glassybaby to transform their life and the lives of others.

A favorite customer, who has taken our mission of ‘giving back’ to heart, is Trina Chow.   Trina was given a glassybaby four or five years ago when a friend of hers moved to Seattle.   When Trina next traveled to Seattle, she and her friend visited our Madrona store where she was able to watch our glassblowers creating glassybaby.   Trina discovered her passion for these little vessels of hope and light!

Trina is one of several people planning the inaugural Immediate Impact Breast Cancer Walk, which will take place in San Francisco on September 28-30, 2012.  With the goal of raising $100,000, walk participants will cover 55 miles over three days.  Proceeds will benefit low-income and under-served breast cancer patients in the San Francisco area.

Trina’s latest effort to give back has inspired us to pack up a variety of glassybaby and venture to San Francisco.  On Sunday, August 19th, glassybaby will join forces with Trina at an open-to-the-public event at the Presidio in San Francisco.  Please join us for an afternoon of light, colorlove and giving!  10% of the sales from each glassybaby will be donated to the Immediate Impact Breast Cancer Walk.

We would love to see you this Sunday!

When:  Sunday, August 19th from 1-5pm.

Where:  The Presidio Landmark, 1801 Wedemeyer,  San Francisco, CA  94129

Who:  This event is free and open to the public.

Parking:  There is complimentary parking at the Landmark Building.

more event details here.

glassybaby goes to San Francisco

Please join us for an afternoon of light, color, love and giving!  Tracy, Rae and Debra will leave the glassybaby studio on Thursday, August 16 and drive ‘debbie’ to San Francisco for a roadshow organized by glassybaby faithful, Trina, on Sunday, August 19th.  10% of the sales from each glassybaby will be donated to the Immediate Impact Breast Cancer Walk.  Give us a shout out if you see us on the road!

San Francisco:  Sunday, August 19, from 1-5 pm.

The Presidio Landmark, 1801 Wedemeyer, San Francisco, CA 94129

Event is open to the public. There is  free public parking at the Landmark Building.