2007 Holiday Project Auction: Skimbaco's Spread Sunshine Gold Charity Necklace
Skimbaco.com‘s contribution to the 2007 Celebrity Baby Blog Holiday Charity Project is the Spread Sunshine Gold Charity Necklace. Exclusively designed for Skimbaco, an upscale children’s boutique, by jewelry artist DeAnna Cochran, the Spread Sunshine necklace has been seen on Good Morning Texas and gifted to Jenna Elfman.
The proceeds of the necklace always go for various children’s charities, and the sunshine symbolizes your ability to spead sunshine to children’s lives. The necklace makes an excellent gift for a person who you think spreads sunshine, and it can be worn by an adult or a child. The Spread Sunshine Gold pendant is hand formed & carved and the 24 karat gold Vermeil pendant is on a 14 karat gold-filled chain. Each necklace is handmade and signed by the artist.
The artist DeAnna Cochran started her jewelry company in 2004 as the result of a personal loss. Her son, born 4 months premature, spent 3 weeks in the NICU before his passing. She wanted to "make a difference" and start something beautiful honoring her lost son, and help babies and their parents in the similar situation her family was. Today DeAnna Cochran jewelry donates a generous portion of their profits to local and national children’s organizations. DeAnna Cochran’s original jewelry has been seen on TV shows and the Lucky magazine.
Visit Skimbaco.com for the Spread Sunshine Gold Charity Necklace and other unique gift ideas, and all the celebrity moms’ favorite brands, such as Livie & Luca, Tea Collection, Paper Wings, Lola et Moi, *baby star* and several others.
Exclusively for Celebrity Baby Blog Readers: Get 15% off every purchase made at Skimbaco.com by 12/31/07 with coupon code CELEBBABY.
This year’s project, A Month of Auctions, benefits the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic & Institute (NBCI) atthe Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, run by worldrenowned breastfeeding advocate and pediatrician Dr. Jack Newman. Theprimary function of the NBCI is to assist breastfeeding mothers andtheir babies with breastfeeding challenges. It also provides clinicaltraining for pediatric residents, medical students, nurses, andcandidates for those who intend to become International Board CertifiedLactation Consultants. As the NBCI no longer receives funding from theCanadian government, it is in danger of closing, having already reducedits hours. Even though the center is in Canada, their work and websiteis an amazing resource to all nursing mothers and those who wish tohelp them.