Saturday, July 4, 2009

Handbags for Heros

As you may know from reading my blog, I belong to an Etsy team of bag makers~Carried Away Bag Maker's Team or CABTeam. Our international team is 203 members strong and growing every day. We recently opened a team shop so that we could give back to those in need. We plan to have bag challenges and to list the bags we create in our team shop. All proceeds will be given to charities voted on by our team members.

Our first team challenge was to create a bag that represented our personal feelings about the word "freedom". We are so excited to be able to show our appreciation for freedom by helping make life on the front lines a little easier for one of our fighting girls! The proceeds from all bags sold in the shop will go to send care packages to deployed military ladies through herobox.org. Huge thanks to new team member and former Air Force active duty solider & military wife Beth Holmes from Southern Sweet T's for suggesting this great cause!



HeroBox is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides custom support to our heroes overseas. Their mission is to provide items that deployed American soldiers need and want while they are away from home defending our freedom. A HeroBox is a care package that has been customized to a soldiers specific request. The troops have certain needs and wants depending on their sex, location, and a variety of other factors. The typical care package that a soldier receives isn't always influenced by those needs and wants. The goal is to make sure that each HeroBox is directly influenced by the soldier.

Here is my challenge bag...


This bag is by Theresa of Tilt Creations...


This bag is by Ebony of LoveBug Studios...


These bags are by Dawn of DsChicBoutique...



This bag is by Krystal, our fearless team leader, of Solsisters...


This bag is by Cynde of Cyndesplace...


This bag is by April of Aprilsoriginals...



This bag is by Beth of SouthernSweetTs...


I will continue to post other bags here as they are completed. Please visit our shop and consider making a purchase for our heros.

1 comment:

hipchic~cynde said...

Very nice post about our challange project!

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