SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The final leg of glassybaby’s 30-city, glassroots tour is underway with five remaining stops left, including Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Francisco. As with all previous tour dates, glassybaby will host holiday pop up shops benefiting local non profits in each city. To date, glassybaby has given nearly 2.5 million to over 100 non profit organizations. (See www.glassrootstour.com for the complete tour schedule.)
“The glassroots tour is an amazing opportunity to connect in-person with glassybaby lovers and giving partners around the country,” said tour co-organizer, Mericos Rhodes. “We’re excited to be embarking upon the west coast stretch as we make our way back home to Seattle in time to celebrate Christmas.”
The last leg of the glassroots tour coincides with the launch of glassybaby’s ‘kindfull’ campaign, a company-wide endeavor to raise money for meals over the holiday season. 10% of select glassybaby sales are earmarked for this effort during the months of November and December, at Washington-based stores and online at www.glassybaby.com. glassybaby and its food bank partners estimate that proceeds from each glassybaby provide the equivalent of 5 meals for individuals in need.
“We define ‘kindfull’ as the act of nourishing the body and soul,” says glassybaby founder, Lee Rhodes. “glassybaby and its customers love the idea of touching people through kindness during the holidays and beyond.”
glassybaby are one-of-a-kind hand blown glass votives and drinkers made by glassblowers in Seattle, WA. glassybaby come in 400 rich colors, each with a unique name like ‘joy’, ‘hope’, ‘gratitude’, ‘roots’, ‘sorry’, ‘bff’, ‘single malt’, and ‘frog hunting’.
Seattle-based glassybaby was founded in 2001 by three-time cancer survivor Lee Rhodes. During her chemo treatments, Lee met many patients who could not afford basic needs such as bus fare, child care or groceries. When she founded glassybaby, it was with the core mission of helping to alleviate these struggles. The giving mission has since expanded to support hope and healing for people, animals and the environment. To date, glassybaby has given 2.4 million to over 100 non profits. The company hopes to raise another $1 million for non profit partners in 2015.