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Kate Abt - Trader from Leonardtown, MD

Kate Abt has been a Phoenix Trader since April 2008. During the first seven months of running her Phoenix business, she has donated approximately US$400 to various local causes and is hoping to increase that figure as the festive season gets into full swing.

To date, Kate’s main focus has been on local charities and causes – she enjoys the feeling of giving back to her community and supporting groups which wouldn’t be able to survive without the contributions of local people. The majority of fundraising activities she has participated in are local craft fairs, home expo shows, local ladies shopping days and school fundraisers. Kate also held a big open house/launch event in September, where many of her customers commented on how much they liked the idea that some of the proceeds from holiday greeting cards were going to charity.

Like other U.S. Traders, Kate is very excited about the announcement of Phoenix Trading’s first American beneficiary charity, the American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) and will be sending out an email to all her customers announcing this new partnership.  Kate is also planning on highlighting that part proceeds from all holiday greeting cards will be donated to the ABCF on invitations to upcoming Coffee & Cards events and will be promoting the partnership at upcoming shows.

“Before joining Phoenix, I wasn’t in a position to give this much to charity. It’s extremely gratifying to know that not only am I building up a business that I love, but I can use that business to help out local charities and causes too,” said Kate.