Shop for a Cause!

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One of my first posts was about one of my favorite places to shop for unique decorations and furniture, Robin’s Egg in Milford. They have an assortment of new, refurbished and homemade items that can fit in with just about anyone’s home, and wedding. I go at least once a month just to check out all the new things that are on display, it never disappoints.

The reason I am shining light on this place again is because I have recently found out about a benefit they are putting on. I went to Robin’s Egg with an actually goal in mind (which was really difficult to stick to once I was in there looking at everything) and upon check out had a delightful conversation with the owner.

She was telling me about an upcoming event on Saturday, June 13th. It is a benefit raffle where you can win various merchandise, gift cards, a hand-crafted farm table, tickets to see American Idol’s Alex Preston, and there are a few other things that were in the works but I don’t know what’s been set up so I won’t write it (but it’s big and really amazing). The best part of this raffle event is what the proceeds are going to, Best Buddies. The owner was telling me that her son is on the list to hopefully get a Buddy soon and that this organization was near and dear to her heart. I thought about this on my drive home and looked up the organization and this is their mission statement:

“Our Mission: To establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our Vision  To put Best Buddies out of business.”

It’s a great organization to support and a great business to support. If going shopping for antiques and handmade merchandise is something you like to do or want to check out, this is the place to go to and  you should go on June 13th!

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