La Plates featured on Uptown Liz

La Plates has always worked to give back to organizations with each sale. Whether customers purchase online or at our trunk shows, a percentage of all retail sales at La Plates goes to charity. Uptown Liz is a fabulous website that highlights only companies that give back. You can shop by the organization that you want to support or by product. Recently the owner of Uptown Liz, Ramona Russell, asked La Plates to share their reasons for giving back. Here's what they featured in their December newsletter:

"Lara Hazelett Shelton grew up with a mother who was a "professional volunteer" and dedicated her career to nonprofit organizations. "She never said 'no' to a fundraiser or organization that needed her help," says Shelton. In 2004, Shelton lost her mother suddenly to ovarian cancer; she knew that she would continue her mother's legacy one day.

With 1 and 3 year old boys, the Shelton tabletop was lacking in kid-friendly style. It was cartoon plastic plates or the good china - there had to be a happy medium. In May of 2008, Shelton decided to take the plunge into the "mompreneurial" world and
La Plates was born.
"La Plates produces personalized melamine plates and accessories with style. We bring creative design, fun color and class to your table without any hassle. All of our products have a personalized touch; we make them custom, just for you," explains Shelton. The company donates a percentage of all sales to various
causes, most focusing on women's (ovarian cancer) and children's health issues.

Since launching La Plates in 2008, products have been featured in Coastal Living, Self, Lucky, Country Living, Southern Living, Paula Deen and most recently, in the Harper's Bazaar Holiday Gift Guide. La Plates are available
online and at boutiques throughout the country."

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