Manatee on my mind. Illustration of me by  Anna Davies .

Manatee on my mind. Illustration of me by Anna Davies.

I am a manatee hugger, pure and simple. Years ago, when I stood with my husband on the banks of the St. John River and watched a rehabilitated manatee being released back into the wild, I fell in love with these gentle giants. 

It was at this time last year that I decided to donate 10% of my earnings to saving manatees. Before September 2016, I ran fundraisers here and there...but I felt it was time to take the plunge and make this a full-time relationship. 

According to Save the Manatee Club, I have been able to donate $1665.00 since September 2016. I couldn't do this without my customers, who have told me so many times how much they care right along with me. 

At nearly the same time, I created the Pink Heart Shop section of my Etsy store, the shop-within-a-shop with 100% of sales going to Dress for Success. I'll update you soon on total sales for that great cause.

What can I say? Denisebrain has the best customers.

My warmest thanks and appreciation to you!