Business & Organizational Affiliations
An elite collective of artists who gift their handcrafted products to celebrities at Hollywood's top gift lounges. Providing owners of artisan businesses the chance to introduce their products to celebrities, industry leaders and members of the press through participation in television shows and major award show gift lounges such as those leading up to The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes and The Primetime Emmys.
You can find Essentials Etc. at the Arnold Swartz Gift Shop where a portion of the proceeds goes to the Brockton Library Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Brockton Public Library System. They provide support through fundraising and volunteer activities. None of the members receive any pay for their efforts. One hundred percent of membership and fundraising goes into funding library programs and services.
Essentials Etc. has partnered with the Fuller Craft Museum Shop. You can choose from an array of hand-crafted jewelry, unique items for the home, elegant jackets and scarves, children’s clothes and toys, books, and more. There is something for everyone, items to fit every budget. Museum Members take 10% off their purchases!
Black Business Women Online is well-done, and a great networking and information resource for women. One of the features I really love about this site is the ability to upload videos.
A women's networking organization dedicated to highlighting, connecting, and empowering professional women and entrepreneurs while creating opportunities for growth through networking beyond events.
Charitable Donation Organizations:
Look Good...Feel Better is dedicated to improving the self-esteem and quality of people undergoing treatment for cancer. Essentials Etc. makes regular jewelry donations to the program.
BeadforLife is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and member of the Fair Trade Federation that works to eradicate extreme poverty by creating bridges of understanding between impoverished Africans and concerned world citizens. Ugandan women turn colorful recycled paper into beautiful beads and communities in northern Uganda gather shea nuts and press them into shea butter for cosmetics and soaps.
The Mission of Beads for Education is to the improve the status of women in Kenya, Africa through girls' eduaction and women's business development.
The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research.