Monday, February 9, 2009

Plates with Purpose

We are lucky enough to have met several wonderful people, with large and warm, open hearts since our move to New York from Texas. One of our great friends gave us this plate (pictured above) from Plates with Purpose, last Tuesday night.

Plates with Purpose is the beautiful consequence of a design group (Riverside Design) looking to strengthen and support their community. 15% of the proceeds made from the sale of each Plate with Purpose is given back to the charity in which the specific plate helps to support.

The heart plate Scott and I received benefits Habitat for Humanity, a cause that is very close to both of our hearts, and what a great little plate for those petit fours?
Each plate reflects the mission of these vital non-profits, and are made from recycled glass. Heavy, and beautiful - these custom glassware plates are the perfect gift! I know we are delighted with ours.

But what I think is most important about these plates, and more specifically the message of this post - is that one person can make a difference with their art that will greatly and positively impact the community around them. GO forth, and make a difference!