Community First Natural Life Music Festival Raises $30,000

With festival's main focus on giving back to the community, money raised is icing on the cake.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - May 8, 2014 - PRLog -- Natural Life is excited to announce that the Community First Natural Life Music Festival raised $30,000 for the Children’s Home Society of Florida, Buckner Division (CHS). With over 8500 attendees, the all-day music festival is Natural Life’s largest community giveback and their vision of the perfect day to spend with family and friends enjoying the little things in life.

As a thank you to friends, family and the local community, Patti Hughes, founder and CEO of Natural Life, began an arts and crafts festival for kids of all ages called “Crafternoon” in 2001. As the event continued to grow in size and popularity, Hughes’ vision to give back to the community grew into what is now a highly anticipated annual music festival in downtown Jacksonville. The event includes up-and-coming Folk Americana bands and musicians, local and healthy food vendors, and an artisan market.

“Natural Life believes in using its passion and resources to make a meaningful difference in the world” explained Patti Hughes, Founder and CEO.  “The festival is growing every year thanks to our amazing and generous sponsors, allowing us to make the festival bigger and better for the community, while continuing to give back even more to CHS.”

With the festival’s focus on giving back to the community, admission to the event is free. The festival raises funds through multi-level sponsorships; and also by giving all proceeds from the Natural Life product sample sale, Crafternoon ticket sales, and vendor participation fees. This year, in an effort to raise even more money for CHS, the Natural Life sample sale was extended beyond the festival to the Natural Life flagship store at The Avenues Mall and online at

“We are so honored to have the support of amazing community partners like Natural Life,” said Children's Home Society of Florida Executive Director Kymberly Cook. “We simply could not positively impact the lives of our area’s most vulnerable children and families without the generosity of our community. These much-needed funds will help break the cycle of abuse and neglect for thousands of First Coast children.”

Natural Life has been giving back to the Children’s Home Society of Florida, Buckner Division since 2001 when Natural Life began Crafternoon.

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About Natural Life

Natural Life is a lifestyle brand inspiring girls and women to live happy…making everything from clothes and accessories to home and gifts…all with a free-spirit style and positive message. Natural Life is passionate about making a difference in the world through their products as well as their GiveBack efforts. 10% of net profits on all clothing sales are donated to non-profit organizations they’ve carefully chosen that share their mission to help girls and women around the world. 100% of net profits from the sale of the Liv-N-Grace bracelet collection benefit the McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Natural Life products can be found in over 6000 retailers nationally and internationally, online at, and at our flagship store in Jacksonville, Florida. They also have wholesale showrooms in Atlanta, Las Vegas, Dallas, Seattle, Los Angeles and Denver. For more information about Natural Life, visit:

About The Children’s Home Society

About Children’s Home Society of Florida On the front lines since 1902, Children’s Home Society of Florida is the oldest and largest statewide organization devoted to helping children and families. Children’s Home Society of Florida offers services that help break the cycles of abuse in more families, heal the pain for traumatized children, guide teens to successfully transition into adulthood and create strong, loving families through adoption. Children’s Home Society of Florida, Buckner Division serves approximately 10,000 children and families throughout the Northeast Florida each year. For more information visit

About Community First Credit Union

Community First Credit Union of Florida is a state-chartered credit union based in Jacksonville serving anyone who lives or works on the First Coast. Community First is one of the 10 largest credit unions in the state, serving more than 107,000 members and with assets of nearly $1.3 billion. Community First has 17 locations and 300 employees. A not-for-profit, Community First is a full-service financial institution offering banking, loans, mortgages and investments for consumers and businesses throughout the First Coast.

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