Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It takes a village. Peters Path Store organizes a silent auction fundraiser for orphans in Haiti

The pieces are coming together for our fundraiser for Haiti's orphans (Help. Hope. Love) Last week, our group met at the shop to divide and conquer. So happy to have so many talented people and industry leaders such as Emory Morsberger involved. Here is our awesome logo. Plus a flyer, from Blake Bartlett Dunn and Heather Bartlett Kohberger of City Center Dance. After MUCH time J, I have figured out how to sell these on our website. Here is link: http://www.peterspathstore.com/haiti-benefit/haiti-orphanage-fundraiser-tickets/store/product.aspx?id=269

Also, here is the blog page that wonderful Lizzie loaded. Things are coming along nicely, thanks to everyone in our village!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

News Bits from Peters Path Store

Announcing the deals you've waited for!
Winter Closeout Sale! Sale ends January 31st.
Your favorite styles at great prices. (In-store only.)
40% off Coats & Sweaters
30% off Jeans
25% off Home Decor
20% off Alternative Apparel
10% off Belts & Scarves

A call for help for Haiti from our Peters Path Store's founder, Christine Peters

Nine days ago a tragic earthquake hit Haiti. Like everyone around the world, all of us at Peters Path have desperately wondered what we could do to help. So, we've decided to have a dinner fundraiser. I have lots of ideas to make this a success as my goal is to raise as much $ as possible. After all, Haiti's going to need help for a long time. Their lives have been torn apart in ways that seem unimaginable to me--physically, financially, emotionally & probably spiritually as well. The future of their country & people is dependent on the support & donations of others & every little bit makes a difference.

My evolving ideas include making & distributing " change collectors" in local businesses until the end of February. They will each have an explanation of the mission; to collect extra & spare change to help Haiti. The business or group that collects the most, will get some sort of recognition. This could perhaps be done with local Girl Scout & Boy Scout Troops as well or other groups/ teams in area that anyone may have an affiliation with.

As for the 2/27 fundraiser at Sperata's. I need to sit down with Amy there & work out the details for selling dinner tickets and offering a silent auction as well. I'd love to find a local celebrity to come speak, to help draw attention to the event & drive ticket sales, but I have no connections so will have to look into that. If any of you all do; please let me know. I'm also hoping for a band that would volunteer their talent for the cause. In addition, PRIZES for silent auction are needed!! Gift certificates, art, sport tickets, services, etc. No prize is too small & we can combine items in gift baskets to bid on also.

Any individuals or businesses who can help would be listed in any material that we print up for event. I have never planned any event like this, nor have I any fundraising experience. I need as much help as possible. This is not "my" event, I would love for it to be Lawrenceville's event. Anyone that enjoys this type of planning would be more than welcomed to help me, direct me,or guide me. Please feel free to forward this to anyone you know, who may be able to help at all.

There is not a lot of time to waste, but tight time constraints many times lead to most productive results. So, please consider how you could help us in this effort for the people of Haiti. You could leave comments after this blog post or contact the shop at info@peterspathstore.com or call 770-910-7722.

Christine Peters
Peters Path Corporation

Fit to be tied. Beautiful scarves that benefit a woman's life.
Peters Path Store is now selling gorgeous hand woven scarves that benefit Woodsmoke. By purchasing a Woodsmoke product you are directly helping an African artist and his/her family.

This spring we would like to give a child in Africa the opportunity to a better life. Miriam Kamanthe was our first artist that started working with Woodsmoke. She is an amazing person and has built a vibrant little business in Nairobi, Kenya. Woodsmoke’s goal is to support education in Africa.

We have worked out that it will cost $450 to educate one of Miriam Kamanthe’s children for a year in Africa. This $450 includes books, school clothes, and school fees. Woodsmoke is pledging to donate 5 percent of sales from our scarves towards educating Christopher, Miriam’s son. That means that we have to sell 258 scarves to educate Christopher for a year. Here at Woodsmoke we will work tirelessly around the clock to make this happen.

Woodsmoke's goal is to sell 258 scarves by March 9th so that we will have enough money to educate one of Miriam Kamanthe’s children for a year. To help Woodsmoke achieve their goal, purchase a scarf at Peters Path Store.

Friday, January 15, 2010

These boots were made for networking at Peters Path Store

The second Thursday night of January was a tad chilly in Lawrenceville, GA. But that didn't stop the droves of well heeled Gwinnetian women from coming out to Peters Path Store's first shindig of 2010.

They'd learned of the event as readers of Peter's Path blog, as Facebook fans, Twitter followers and friends who just can't get enough of the latest fashions at the stylish boutique in the downtown square.

Adorned in sleek boots, scarves, winter coats and skinny jeans, the femmes in their 20's-60's came for some new year's cheer. Not to mention a little pre-promised motivation from Kim Cosette, Certified Professional Organizer and Elizabeth Jaeger, personal fitness trainer.

To get the party started, PPS's hostesses with the mostesses, Christine Peters and Ronda Balfe catered in tres cute kitchy snacks. (The unexpected tex mex shrimp dip and BBQ meatballs get two thumbs up from this writer, btw.) And next to the hors d's spread was a sweet little wine bar of reds, whites and pinks, plus a cooler below for suds sippin' chicks.

"I enjoy having these events because I love introducing my friends to people I think they'd enjoy knowing," explains Christine Peters, President/Founder of Peters Path Store. "I think everybody has a unique story and gift to share."

Case in point, one such tale was shared by a Lawrenceville woman who said her spouse had been laid off. Her personal networking consisted of distributing his "handyman" business cards. The group roared when she pleaded, "Please give my husband some work and help get him out of the house!"

Other highlights of the evening included nutritional food and grocery shopping advice from fit and svelte Elizabeth Jaeger. (If you're looking for someone to get you off your duff, I sense that fitoutsidethebox@yahoo.com just might be your girl. ) The ultra self-disciplined fitness trainer suggested that even women who don't commute to work should pack a cooler when running long errands. "Put carrots and healthy snacks in it," she said. "That way you won't be tempted to stop for fast food."

Continuing the food theme of the evening, Kim Cossette, professional organizer explained how to tidy up your kitchen. "We take up a lot of unneeded room there with big gadgets we never use," she explained. "We need to become more conscious of our space, claim it and make it our own. Because it is." One clever secret she divulged was to put all of your supplies in one easy-to- get-to-container, ie: bread making or pasta making tools and ingredients. To summon Kim's help, email her:

"I can say Kim has helped me get organized and improved my life," says Christine Peters. "There are so many ways we women can help each other -- not just in business, but in relationships, raising children, going through hard times and more. Peters Path Store is a great venue to do that!"

To find out about the next Peters Path Networking soiree, follow @PetersPathStore on Twitter or join their fan page on Facebook.

Peters Path Store's flagship boutique at 164 E. Crogan in Lawrenceville offers clothing, accessories and items for the home. Winter hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:30-6. And as if their hospitality isn't enough, a portion of every sale benefits charitable organizations. Fashionista devotees to the chic boutique and its hip brands can also shop 24/7 at their online store.