In the small town where I live, my niece belongs to a group they call Mothers Acting UP. One of the things they do is to organize an alternative holiday art fair.
The idea behind the fair is to support local charity's. Instead of giving a another tie to Uncle Fred, buyers are encouraged to make donation in Uncle Fred's name to a charity. They have 12 local charities that are participating as well as 4 international ones. This is their second year doing this and it promises to be an even bigger event then last year.
Copeland asked me to work be part of their committee. One of my jobs was to find artist to donate small things that could be given out when individuals made a donation to a particular charity. It was an easy sell.
For my part I have gone into the angel pin business. I needed something to do on two recent plane flights. What better then to turn and stuff little angel bodies. I have really enjoyed doing this...and it has become my evening entertainment...so much so that I do not seem to be able to stop. Everyone need an angel.