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You know Cooper’s loves to support our community and we have a great way of helping schools,  PTOs, charity and community groups earn money to support the amazing things they do throughout the year.

We’d love to help you schedule a shopping event where your group will earn 15% of all sales from shoppers who mention your organization at checkout. That’s right! Fifteen percent of all sales from the event will be donated to your organization.

Sunday afternoons or Thursday evenings usually work out best; however, if you have a different time in mind we’ll try to work with you.

It’s the easiest fundraiser you’ll ever plan. We’ll even provide our office as your private party room, if you’d like to offer your guests refreshments. Sound good? To find out more just fill out this form and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

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We all need a little more glitter in life…wouldn’t you agree? And tiaras. We definitely need more tiaras. Which is why I love to stock the My Favorite Things Collection designed by Tina Haller. This Nevada-based, woman-owned company designs beautiful, vintage look accessories with amusing expressions.

Rhinestone is the name of the game with these items that celebrate all things sisterhood. Perfect for when you need more sparkle. We stock the Birthday Girl, Queen of Everything, Bride, and World’s Best Mom tiaras. Such a fun and thoughtful gift idea!

The magnets and keychains are a great option too, as admittedly not all of us want to rock a tiara. I think my favorite is “The house was clean last week….sorry you missed it!” I love the eye-catching vintage prints Haller chooses for her designs. They’re simple and touching. She designs all of her items along with her mom and friends so My Favorite Things is a real family business — my favorite kind to support.

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And the wine bottle toppers? If you’re not going to drink the bottle you might as well top it off in style. There are designs for all occasions. I’m proud to stock these unique American-made items from a woman-owned, family-run business. These keepsake items make thoughtful gifts for so many occasions. I hope you’ll stop by and check them out soon! #ifounditatcoopers #moreglitterplease

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It’s hard to find a more quintessential Americana item in our shop than the canvas prints we carry from the Darren Gygi Home Collection.

Darren Gygi is an American artist who produces simple statement prints in his studio in Utah. The boxed canvas prints we sell in the shop are a perfect compliment to any decor. I love that the paintings come ready to hang — no frame or special attachment required. The simplicity of the artwork with its signature text label is universally recognized.

According to darrengygihomecollection.com Darren spent most of his class time doodling in the margins and drawing in the pages of his notebooks. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1996, he began a career as a freelance illustrator. This rigorous endeavor became his real education as the artist created award-winning artwork for publishers, corporations, and private collectors, all within the constraints of strict deadlines. Over the ensuing years, Gygi developed and expanded his fine art offerings to include a wide scope of subjects, styles, and markets, ranging from commissioned, high-end, traditional portraiture to fine art figurative gallery artwork to the highest quality home decor artwork line.

After digitally capturing the artwork, the high-resolution file is put to use as giclee prints are reproduced onto high quality canvas. These canvas prints are then prepared for gallery-wrapping (where the artwork wraps around the outside of a frame). From the beginning, Gygi developed a new style of gallery-wrapping that ensures a tight and accurate “wrap” over a solid wooden frame–– made from genuine knotty alder wood. The unique, solid nature of Gygi’s frames gives the artwork a permanence and durability that is striking. What’s more, this entire “wrapping” process is executed without a single staple, peg, or nail––a seamless and cutting-edge approach on which the artist has a patent pending.

These classic paintings are so carefully constructed they are real heirloom quality pieces of art work that can be handed down through generations. We hope you’ll stop by soon to see for yourself and help us support this American artist. #darrengygi #ifounditatcoopers

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Last Summer, while vacationing at the Cape, a stranger helped to rescue our 6 year old son from a dangerous situation. It turns out that the “stranger” was actually from the same small town and I am a firm believer that she was a Heaven-sent guardian angel that day. We nominated Pamela Murphy, of the Agawam Fire Department, for a Hometown Hero Award from the Western Massachusetts American Red Cross, and she will be honored for her selfless act of heroism on March 17th. Amber Wakely, Editor of Go Local Magazine, tells the whole story perfectly here in her “Hometown Hero” article in the March 2017 issue. Pam, we love you, thank you and salute you! Here’s the link, find the story on page 41-42.

https://www.flipsnack.com/7BFD6B7EFB5/go-local-march-2017.html

You can also check out WWLP’s coverage of our hero here