I've always been that weird girl/lady that hangs herbs from her trees, wears eccentric clothing, wears gemstones, smudges with sage .... you get the idea. My son-in-law calls me the Supreme Hedgewitch, lol. Recent happenings in my life and the lives of many people I care deeply about has rekindled my gemstone jewelry making hobby. I've recently made gemstone bracelets for a healthy pregnancy, for mental health and anxiety issues, for leukemia, for breast cancer, and for brain cancer. I've had a lot of interest and requests for more. I've noticed that it's common for many people undergoing treatment to carry gemstones in their pockets and to wear jewelry made from stones. Many facilities are now offering things like Reiki to their patients as a free service. The people that want and need these gemstone bracelets are already tapped from paying for their treatment. My problem is that I don't want to make a profit from these. But some of the stones that are specific to certain things like brain cancer are rare and expensive. I can't continue to buy supplies on my own and give the bracelets/pendants/etc away. I wish that I could, but I have my own bills to pay. How do I request donations in the form of Amazon and Etsy gift cards to help with the cost of supplies? I'm awful about stuff like that. I'm not looking to make this a business. I'm not even looking to cover the entire cost of supplies. I want to help people and help them stay focused and positive. Any advice on how to ask for donations toward supplies from those that can afford to donate, or any other thoughts about this, is much appreciated. FWIW, I know many people think using gemstones for healing is hooey. Maybe it is. I also know that the power of the mind is great. If wearing a bracelet of specific stones helps someone focus their intentions and gives them a positive outlook then I think that's all that matters. And it goes without saying that if someone can't afford to donate I will still make them something. Because cancer and mental illness really suck.