Pretty and Purple

In a couple weeks, I’ll be participating in the Spike Back Against Poverty volleyball tournament, hosted by Toronto City Mission as a fundraiser for their summer day camps. I don’t really play volleyball, but I guess that’s not really the point of this particular event. In order to raise our $700 entry, my team put together a coffee house and silent auction fundraiser this past Saturday night. We gave it a 1920s theme, got all dressed up, and entertained our crowd with a little Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby. 

It was a delightful evening, but probably the best part of the whole this was this little bit of gorgeous I came home with:
 
A necklace, made and donated by a very talented woman in our church. It’s so pretty with the perfect amount of shimmer and just the right pop of colour. 
I wish I could send you to an Etsy shop or somewhere you could buy one for yourself but, believe it or not, after a short email exchange with its maker, I learned she doesn’t actually make these beautiful creations to sell! Well, she does, from time-to-time, but not seriously. It’s purely a hobby, one of those things in life that you do simply because it brings you joy. 
I am so grateful to have been the recipient.
Want to donate to Spike Back? You can do so here! If you would like to donate to my team specifically, feel free to email me for our team name details. But, I’d be tickled if you donated, even if the money didn’t go towards my team’s registration. 

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