Seattle-based glassybaby, founded in 2001 by three time cancer survivor Lee Rhodes, is bringing hundreds of its brightly-hued, one-of-a-kind, hand blown glass votives to Woodstock with a special event to benefit the Family Health Partnership Clinic.
- Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 9am-1pm | Read Between the Lynes, 129 W Van Buren Street, Woodstock. Woodstock is the fifth stop on glassybaby’s ‘glassroots tour’ – a 4-month, nationwide roadshow where glassybaby lovers around the country can connect face-to-face and votive-to-votive. In 2015, glassybaby will give away $1 million dollars to non profit giving partners. The glassroots tour provides an opportunity to connect with groups and individuals around the country that share glassybaby’s mission of hope and healing.The tour is organized by recent Williams College graduates Mericos Rhodes (son of founder Lee Rhodes) and his partner Izzy Greer, who will be hosting events in more than 30 cities across the country. glassybaby was founded in Seattle, Washington in 2001 by three time cancer survivor Lee Rhodes. During her chemo treatments, Lee met many patients who could not afford basic needs such as bus fare, child care or groceries. When Lee founded glassybaby, it was with the core mission of helping to alleviate these struggles. Every glassybaby gives 10 % of sales to non-profit organizations that provide hope and healing for people, animals and the environment.glassybaby are one-of-a-kind hand blown glass votives and drinkers made by glassblowers at the Seattle-based Madrona hotshop. glassybaby come in 400 rich colors, each with a unique name like ‘joy’ ‘hope’ ‘gratitude’ ‘roots’ ‘sorry’ ‘bff’ ‘single malt’ and ‘frog hunting’.
- 10% of all sales will be donated to the Family Health Partnership Clinic to support their mission of providing a broad spectrum of services to the underserved within the community.
Lee and glassybaby have been featured on Martha Stewart Show, The Today Show with Kathy Lee and Hoda, CBS Moneywatch, Bloomberg News and The Nate Berkus Show, and has received numerous features and accolades from media outlets including The New York Times, Huffington Post and Town & Country Magazine. In 2011, Lee was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Entrepreneur Magazine, the first woman to receive the honor out of thousands of applicants nationwide. FOLLOW glassybaby glassroots tour at: glassrootstour.com |@glassrootstour | #glassrootstour glassybaby at: glassybaby.com | @glassybaby | #glassybaby