All of January the Etsy Angel Team has been raising dollars for Anderson House, an organization for battered women and children.
"The Anderson House is located on Prince Edward Island in Canada. The Anderson House was established in 1980 to provide a place of safety for women and children who are victims of abuse and to work towards the elimination of family violence. The Association believes that it is a basic human right to be free of abuse and fear of abuse in relationships. The women are provided with support from the trained staff there and help with their children."
It is partially funded by the government but relies a great deal on donations. The Anderson House also does fundraising of their own. For more information go to their website: http://www.gov.pe.ca/infopei/index.php3?number=5531
This is such a fantastic organization that has done so many wonderful things for these women. A "safe" place. One of our Angels lives on Prince Edward Island, Mona or "Sewing Granny" to us! She, along with ALL our Angels, have worked so hard all month on this charity.
"Tilly the Turtle" kinda became Anderson House's mascot, we don't know how it happened, it just did. The thought that Anderson House "helps these women and children come out of their shell" was the motto we picked up on, and what better way to demonstrate that than with a turtle!
Tilly has done a great job raising money for Anderson House and she was so very glad to do it. To know that so many "Tilly's" went to people all over the United States, Canada and even as far away as Thailand!
This is a very special Tilly, she is the only one of her kind. On her shell is embroidered "Anderson House" and a heart. She will be taken by Sewing Granny and presented to the Administration at Anderson House along with all the money we raised for them. We don't know that total yet as our sales continue to bring money in until the last day of January, but Tilly will report back as soon as we find out.
The Etsy Angel's "special" Tilly will be leaving here and heading to Prince Edward Island very soon, and some other Angel's purchased additional Tilly's to go with her for the children to play with. If you have not made a purchase from any of the Etsy Angel's this month, please do so, we only have a few days left of our charity benefit. You can find the shops listed here: