glassybaby Partners With Conservation International To Help Save Elephants

-- Donates 10% of all online sales in December to Conservation International in support of the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Northern Kenya --

Dec 15, 2015, 15:27 ET from glassybaby

SEATTLE, Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- glassybaby, maker of one-of-a-kind, hand-blown, glass votives and drinking glasses today announced that it will donate 10% of all online sales in December to Conservation International in further support of the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Northern Kenya. Elephants are incredible animals--extremely bright, very emotional and like people, they form deep family bonds--yet many are orphaned due to poaching and the ivory trade. This new project, near the Namunyak Nature Preserve in Northern Kenya, provides shelter and support for orphaned young elephants. glassybaby has also launched a votive named 'home' that will continue to give financial support for this project throughout the year.

"At Conservation International we are working to solve planet-sized problems and our success depends on strong partnerships," said Dr. M. Sanjayan, Executive Vice President and Senior Scientist. "The glassybaby community shares our intense desire to heal the planet. We are very grateful for their ongoing help and support of our work and for this new opportunity to raise much needed funds for the indigenous community led elephant sanctuary and rehab center," Sanjayan added.

"glassybaby lovers have always rallied around causes where the need is the greatest and where financial support can really make a difference," said Lee Rhodes, Founder, glassybaby. "We are so pleased to be working with Conservation International to help save these incredible creatures by giving them a safe 'home' for the holidays," Rhodes added.

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glassybaby are one-of-a-kind hand blown glass votives and drinkers made by glassblowers in Berkeley CA and Seattle WA. glassybaby come in 400+ rich colors, each with a unique name like 'joy', 'hope', 'gratitude', 'roots', 'home', 'bff' and 'frog hunting'.

Seattle-based glassybaby was founded in 2001 by four-time cancer survivor Lee Rhodes. During her chemo treatments, Lee met patients who could not afford basic needs such as bus fare, childcare or groceries. When she founded glassybaby, it was with the core mission of helping to alleviate these struggles. The giving mission has since expanded to support hope and healing for people, animals and the planet. To date, glassybaby has donated more than $4 million.

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