For more than a decade, the glassybaby community has stepped forward to invest in the conservation projects with the greatest need. In December 2017 glassybaby was awarded with Conservation International's Conservation Hero award in honor of their environmental commitment and the transformative impact their support has had on the planet we all share. At glassybaby, they say that they are interested in supporting big, innovative projects that can change the world. Two years ago the glassybaby community began its work to create a home for orphaned baby elephants. That led to the launch of the Reteti Elephant sanctuary and to the continued support of wildlife protection in the region.
glassybaby creates one-of-a-kind, sustainable, collectible, hand-blown glass votives that make exceptional gifts while giving back to nonprofit organizations. The company was founded by a three-time cancer survivor who made it the glassybaby mission to donate money from sales to organizations dedicated to helping people, animals and the environment heal. glassybaby has supported Conservation International’s conservation efforts through its unique giving program since 2005.
By the numbers
More than $1,000,000 raised for conservation
In 2015, the glassybaby community began its work to create a home for orphaned baby elephants, leading to the launch of the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary and the continued support of wildlife protection in the region.
For more than a decade, the glassybaby community has invested in the conservation projects with the greatest need. In December 2017, glassybaby was given Conservation International's Conservation Hero award in honor of their environmental commitment and the transformative impact their support has had on our planet.
As part of our Earth Day 2016 campaign, glassybaby matched $25,000 in donor contributions. Together with our donors and glassybaby, we raised $60,000 — helping protect and preserve 2,400 acres of forests.
Partnering with glassybaby over the years
December 2016: A silver lining for grey elephants
glassybaby is celebrating the holidays with a signature votive “silver lining.” During the month of December 2016, 10% of all online sales (some exclusions apply) at glassybaby.com including “silver lining” will be donated to Conservation International in support of The Sarara Initiative, a visionary partnership that focuses on 850,000 acres of Kenyan land and uses a community-centered model to protect elephants and their habitat — and help boost the economy of the Samburu people.
April 2016: Celebrating mother earth
On Earth Day in 2016, glassybaby joined Conservation International to help support conservation efforts like protect an acre program. glassybaby also designed an exclusive “mother earth” votive to celebrate the gifts of nature. In April, 10% of all online sales at glassybaby.com, including ‘mother earth’ were donated to Conservation International to help ensure a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet for all.
2015: Home for the holidays
In 2015, glassybaby created a signature votive, “home,” to support Conservation International’s work in Africa.
10% of the sales of “home” votives were donated to the glassybaby white light fund in support of Conservation International’s efforts to provide shelter and support for orphaned young elephants at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in northern Kenya.
2014: Nature Is Speaking series
glassybaby introduced the “nature is speaking” collection designed exclusively in support of Conservation International’s “Nature is Speaking” campaign. The votives featured etched representations of each character from the campaign films voiced by top Hollywood talents such as Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Reese Witherspoon, Edward Norton and Lee Pace.
For the month of December 2014, 10% of all online sales at glassybaby.com, including the “nature is speaking” collection were donated to Conservation International in support of our conservation work.