Last October, I activated “Heed The Need” for Makayla. It’s been 4 long months since my last post and regrettably, I feel this post is way overdue.
Makayla is 6 years old, and as you may know, has been battling a brain tumor since last July. With the help of Makayla’s sponsor, Christine from @c.r.a.v.i.n.g.s., our team effort has allowed us to almost hit our goal. Heed The Need for Makayla originally ran from October 1st to December 31st. So many of you purchased products, donated change, and/or reached way down deep into your hearts and just gave. I am incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support from so many people. And, most of these donations were from complete strangers. Thus, we are close to that goal, but not there yet.
Your stories and courage have been incredibly inspiring to me. I’ve met individuals who are cancer survivors themselves share their personal stories, and in turn give graciously. Getting choked up and fighting back the tears has been an ongoing event for me, as I’ve watched people approach me from across the room to hand me money for Makayla. Witnessing customers shock and sadness when they read Makayla’s story has made me want to “come apart” all over again. However, my faith has been restored in humanity.
I believe when we set goals, it turns dreams into reality. Goals set intention. Goals give us something to strive for and it continues to keep that “fire” lit which resides within us all. For every online purchase, I will continue to donate $1 of every bag in your order. Not only will you get a face-lift to your spice cabinet, you’ll be helping a little girl in need. Unfortunately, money won’t make Makayla well again, however your support towards her cancer treatments will certainly soften the financial blow. At the beginning of this February, I’ve opened Heed The Need for Makayla to continue as long as necessary. When purchases are made on our website, your support will go towards the goal.
Determined to hit my original goal to raise $1000, I’ve decided to extend Heed The Need for Makayla.
Please know that helping others in need is my hearts desire. Heed The Need came as a “whisper” in my ear at the same time Sweet Is The Spice was in conception. I knew then, that it was by faith alone that I could give to others even though I had not made one dime. My small business still has not profited, however has managed to sustain itself with faith. “Faith is not believing that God can, it is knowing that God will”.
As a “thank you”, for all of your support, Christine and I have decided to host a GIVEAWAY on Instagram starting February 16th-February 23rd! We have connected with several other businesses who have generously donated products as a way to help support my Heed The Need program.
Four lucky winners will be randomly chosen to receive any of the following amazing prizes:
1.) A set of 3 Handcrafted Soy Candles from www.fireflycandlemarket.com.
Anna and Tim took their love for DIY and reinvention and used it to create uniquely scented soy candles for your home at Firefly Candle Market. Whether your vibe is Champagne Ginger for a festive celebration, Hazelnut Coffee for afternoons spent working or curled up with a book, or Fresh Fig for a dinner party with family or friends, there is a scent for every moment. Products are currently out of stock on the site, but check back later this week!
2.) Scrub and Hydrate Bundle that includes an organic and fair trade sugar scrub, organic whipped magnesium body butter and a pink tinted lip balm from www.wholeloveorganics.com.
Grace has dedicated herself to creating incredible, natural and homemade beauty products for happy, healthy bodies. At Whole Love Organics she offers everything from organic deodorant, to lip balms, scrubs, skincare, lotions and more! She does not use GMOs or any harsh chemicals, and strives to use all natural products and organic ingredients whenever possible.
3.) One hand dip-dyed table cloth, a set of 4 dip-dyed dinner napkins and 2 dip-dyed tea towels from www.saltwaterthreads.com
Helen Henning, the mastermind and creative soul behind Saltwater Threads who was seeking to create a space where all her friends could create within an artistic community. Her site offers a variety of clothing, accessories, home goods, and more, all crafted by artisans who share her passion. She also donates 10% of her proceeds to charity. Head there for unique products and good vibes!
4.) A set of 3 Large Bags of Organic Spice Blends of your choice, all hand-crafted and original recipes from www.sweetisthespice.com.
Cooking has never been so simple… We take the “guess-work” out of how to season your food. Our 7 blends range from spicy, to savory to sweet. We have a passion for good food and can’t think of anything better than sharing good food with our loved ones.
The rules are very simple:
2.) Tag a friend. (Tag multiple friends in the comment section separately for more entries.)
3.) U.S. and Canada only
4.) No purchase necessary to enter the giveaway
Christine and I thank you for your support and hope you’ll join in on the fun!