The Pantry Shelf and Kamala's
by Bill Tobin 12/9/11
Loose beads and the hands of a talented artist help support the Food Pantry.
Kate Lamontagne, of Kamala Boutique makes a donation to the Food Pantry
The Holliston Pantry Shelf was the beneficiary of a donation thanks to the talent and generosity of Kate Lamontagne, local shoppers and Kamala Boutique.
Kate noted that her business has suffered from the economic problems we all are facing, but she is doing ok as she has food, love, health and happiness. But she realizes that not everyone is this fortunate. She thought about it and decided that there is something she can do to help others. She has a variety of handmade beads from Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic, that she has collected for about 20 years.
She decided to make 100 one-of-a-kind necklaces using these beads, number the necklaces as no two are alike, and sell them for $25.00 each.
This is one of the 100 necklaces that were made, and they sold out in three weeks. One local customer bought 30 to give to staff for Christmas. (The buyer will remain anonymous until after the necklaces are presented.) Anyway, it is a good example of the "support local" campaign, in this case, supporting a local charity.
One hundred necklaces sold in three weeks at $25 each, packaged in Chinese take-out boxes too by the way. The Pantry Shelf received $10 from each sale and a check for $1,000.00 was presented to the Pantry Shelf on Friday, December 9, 2011.
Kate is planning a future creative piece that will again contribute to a Holliston charity, yet to be identified.
Thank you, Kate.