The Westport Woman's Club (WWC) opened their 2010/2011-year with a moving luncheon presentation from Diana Rodriguez on the story of Glassybaby. Founded by Lee Rhodes, a cancer survivor, Glassybaby is an inspiring business whose mission is to give back. Glassybaby sprung out of a glassblowing gift that Lee gave to a family member, who surprised her by bringing home lovely, colorful glass cups. The rich colors that Glassybaby is known for are the result of an 18-minute, three-layer glass blowing process. When Lee realized how beautiful and calming they were with a glowing votive, holding flowers, or gracing a dining table, she broke out of the isolation of her cancer treatment and started to grow the Glassybaby business, designating a portion of the proceeds to help those battling cancer. The business has had tremendous success and Glassybaby has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to cancer care and other charities through sales via their website, www.glassybaby.com and their New York City store at 555 Hudson Street.
WWC members were offered the opportunity to purchase Glassybaby, and 10% of sales for the day were donated back to the WWC to support their work in Westport and surrounding communities.
The Westport Woman's Club, organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the educational, charitable, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns.