We have another addition to our “We’ve got (iss)shoes” page!
If you missed the post explaining how this works, here’s the gist: participating Hourglass artists choose a non-profit close to their heart and design a pair of shoes around the cause. Then they pick the dollar amount they wish to donate to that cause out of their own commission from each shoe sold, and Hourglass matches that amount. The full total going to the non-profit will be clearly stated on each order page.
This time, we’re excited to partner with the Miss Washington organization to support the Miss America national platform, Children’s Miracle Network. Hillary has agreed to donate $10 of her own commission from the sale of each pair, so we’re matching that and the Children’s Miracle Network is getting $20 per pair sold.
I’ll let Hillary tell you why this cause is particularly important to her:
“I am very happy to be contributing to the Children’s Miracle Network. I am fortunate enough to have a healthy and happy four year old daughter, but I am very familiar with the weight of a sick child. My daughter was born with a genetic defect that required surgery when she was only a week old. We spent two months in the NICU with her during her recovery, and although mine is a successful story with a very happy ending, the experience itself was the most difficult thing that I have ever been through.
Two months felt like a lifetime for me, and many of these families have to endure months or even years of medical attention, and all of the costs associated with it. It is hard enough to have to watch your child suffer, let alone bear the burden of outrageous medical expenses on top of it.
I hope that my art will help to ease that burden. For this effort I have designed a shoe cloaked in angel wings with a glittering silver background. It is intended to act as a symbol of hope and faith and better things to come.
I am also so grateful that the Miss Washington organization has agreed to collaborate on this particular project in an ongoing effort to support this worthy charity. Thank you, Miss Washington!”