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Wednesday
Sep132017

Sandy Hook five years later: Celebrating VICKI SOTO

This December 14 with mark the 5 year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre. 26 innocent lives were lost that day, including Vicki Soto, the 1st Grade school teacher who sacrificed her own life to save her students. Twenty children died, but so many more could've perished if it wasn't for Vicki's selfless actions. I can't even imagine.

I've recently partnered with Donna Soto, Vicki's mom, to help her raise funds for the VickiSotoMemorial.com – an organization Donna founded to keep Vicki's light shining onto future generations. I am humbled and honored to help Donna celebrate her daughter's life and raise money to promote her legacy of learning through local and national scholarships.  

We have a choice: we can choose to channel our unimaginable grief into something positive and good or we can perpetuate the darkness by living with negativity. We attract what we project. Donna has chosen the path of Good Grief and I'm honored to walk it with her. 

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK

$5 of every handmade Vicki Soto CharityRagg Dish Towel sold directly benefits the VickiSotoMemorial.com. Each CharityRagg comes with a matching, reusable gift bag.

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Each CharityRagg design in the Vicki Soto Collection was a careful collaboration with Donna to thoughtfully capture Vicki's spirit. I am touched Donna has entrusted me to help her raise funds and keep Vicki's spirit alive. Each CharityRagg dish towel is handmade by me with love and respect for what it truely represents.

There are four designs to choose from:

We have a beautiful watercolor flamingo and a kitchy lawn ornament flamingo to celebrate Vicki's passion for the pastel, leggy bird. If you look closely, you'll notice the flamingo's legs are crossed to represent the #4 – Vicki's birthday (Nov. 4, 1985). Also too, her name has been added as a subtle daily reminder. 

Vicki perpetuated positive energy and that lives on through her favorite saying on the "Live, Laugh, Love" CharityRagg dish towel. The Team Vicki Soto flamingo logo adorns the bottom of the Ragg.

The perfect gift for teacher's everywhere, the "It Takes A Big Heart To Shape Little Minds" CharityRagg represents Vicki's love of teaching. 

Finally, a quote directly from Vicki's FB page that embodies her love of life so poignantly:

“Take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you’ve never been hurt. Life comes with no guarantee, no time outs, no second chances. You just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone’s hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts. Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.”

The perfect hostess gift, holiday gift, and daily reminder... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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