Shopping for a Cause 

People were out shopping and helping a good cause all at the same time Saturday.The doors to the Center for Family Business at Husson opened up at nine o’clock as shoppers made their two dollar donation and then looked over the items on hand.The event was put on by Designing Women, and is one of their nine shows planned for this year.In each area they do a show the proceeds go to benefit a non profit organization.This one was to benefit Women Work And Community, which helps women with business plans, entrepreneurial skills and how to manage their own finances, said Designing Women Board Member Michelle Henning.” Everyone who’s at this show is a professional in her own right, in her own trade in her own craft, but she’s also a woman who is very dedicated to helping non profits and is also happy to be part of the organization this is a group of women that works well together, we cooperate completely and it’s a pleasure to be part of it.” Designing Women was started in 1991, and is done to raise awareness and funds for non profit organizations to help women and families.The artisans are primarily from Maine, and is branching some into New Hampshire.