Hopefully everyone has already donated to the Queensland Flood Relief Appeal. However, if you haven’t yet, or are ready to make another donation, Australian jewellery designer Samantha Wills has come up with a novel way for you to do so. By simply buying a piece from her “Shop For a Cause” selection, you can contribute to the Appeal. In return, you’ll end up with one of her stunning pieces. If you are not familiar with Wills’ work, her designs are favoured by the likes of Drew Barrymore, Kate Bosworth and Kate Hudson. $20 from every selected piece sold will be donated to the appeal. To encourage more people to donate, selected products will be discounted by a further 30%. The sale will last for four days with hopes of raising at least $10 000. Below are just a few of my picks from the selection.
Thanks to all those who expressed their concern about the floods in the last post. Luckily, I am safe and sound, and well away from the worst of it (although I just heard on the news that they opened a Flood Evacuation Centre down the road from where I live). My brother lives in West End (one of the suburbs hit hard by the floods) but his house is safe, still has electricity, and is seemingly unaffected by all of it. He has been updating me though and everything just sounds crazy. It’s as if the whole city is on stand by. My grandma and aunty live in Toowoomba, where all that footage of the “inland tsunami” came from, but they too are safe and sound. It’s crazy to think how lucky we are. Some of the stories coming out are absolutely devastating. It’s also quite bizarre to see footage of all my favourite and familiar suburbs completely submerged. So once again, if you’d like to donate, there are several options available. You can shop for a cause and buy some jewellery, or donate directly to the appeal. The links for both can be found below.