Have you all heard of Zelie and Co.?* It’s a group of independent Catholic Artisans who have teamed up to offer some exclusive sets at great discounts through their Instagram flash sales — it’s a great group to follow on IG if you don’t already!
So this lovely lady, Theresa from Happy Nest Home Goods (she makes beeeaaauuuuutiful things! Check out her etsy shop; she’s also on Instagram), who is one of the immensely talented Zelie & Co. Artisans (and who’s also the mama behind this nickname consultation post from May!), has asked me to partner with her for an exciting upcoming Zelie & Co. event: a 100% fundraiser for some awesome Catholic charities as a way to kick off Lent.
Can you guess how honored and humbled and totally thrilled I am to be asked to participate in something so wonderful??!!!
This is how it’s going to go:
Theresa is busy making an exclusive set of items valued at at least $100 retail, and I’m contributing a gift certificate for one of my NamePrint Printables ($25 value), all of which will go up for auction as a set on Mardi Gras (the day before Ash Wednesday, Tuesday Feb. 9) — that’s next Tuesday y’all! Can you believe Lent’s almost here??
You’ll be able to bid on the items from the time they post at 9:00am Central Time (10:00am Eastern, which is my time) until midnight Central Time that same day; the bids will increase by $5 increments, and of course the highest bidder will win the set. Bids will be taken on the Zelie & Co. Instagram page only.
Best of all, 100% of the money will go to the charity of my choice!
Yes! I get to choose the charity! Gianna of Albany, which is my local affiliate of the National Gianna Center for Women’s Health and Fertility™, is founded on the premise that each person is a precious and unique gift from God. It is committed to delivering excellent health care through medical and lifestyle interventions that are consistent with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Services (ERD), including NaProTECHNOLOGY™ (Natural Procreative Technology), a revolutionary women’s health science that respects the dignity of women by working cooperatively with their natural cycles.
Gianna of Albany’s Dr. Jan Patterson has been a huge help and support to me as a Natural Family Planning instructor, and has been a Godsend to women/families I personally know who are/were struggling with infertility and other fertility-related issues; we are so blessed to have her. I really want whatever we raise to support her efforts, so Theresa and I have decided to give the money to PerpetuaLife Care, Inc., which is a 501C3 dedicated to supporting Gianna of Albany. Fittingly, only after I told Theresa of my chosen charity did she share with me that she and her husband had suffered from infertility for the first several years of their marriage and it was thanks to a great NaPro doctor (and, of course, Our Lord!) that they were blessed with their sweet baby boy. So it’s just a perfect fit all around. I am so excited to help mamas and babies and families in this way!
So I’m going to be posting about this a few times over the next week, here on the blog and all my social medias (Twitter and Facebook, and especially Instagram, where all the action will be happening) — including sneak peeks of Theresa’s beautiful items! Please spread the word as much as you can, and I hope you all can participate! As an extra incentive, I’ll also give a customized NamePrint Printable to the second- and third-highest bidders. 🙂
The quick deets:
And please join us in asking St. Zelie and St. Therese for their intercession for the success of this event, for all of the participants, and the charities and the people they serve!
* Of course I had to include the namey bit about Zelie & Co. — I just love this:
“We have chosen St. Zelie as our namesake because we think she gets us 😉 St. Zelie was an exquisitely talented lacemaker! And she used her talent and keen intellect to create a very successful business. She built something that was a blessing to her family and at the same time raised Saints! That’s what we all aspire to do!”