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Friday, August 18, 2006

help make this crop not so little!

I was at Creative Crafts and Stickers today and saw this...let me ask you, what is your favorite message board doing these days?!

It is with great excitement that I announce that from Sept 27th to October 3rd, Creative Crafts and Stickers will be holding our first annual Charity Crop.

During this crop, a portion of all sales will be going to the Rich Little Special Care Nursery (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - NICU) at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital (located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada).

As many of you know, in the past two years, my sister has had two premature babies, with the second one born this past May. I am so very impressed with the care and dedication that the Neonatal staff have shown for my sister, brother in law and her premature babies. Children are our future and getting a supportive and loving start is very important.

The intent of this crop is to give back to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and allow them to better support other families who need their services.This NICU Charity Crop will include challenges, online classes, games, prizes and a raffle of donated products. A portion of all sales will be donated to the NICU area, and all orders will receive a goodie bag filled with items from our sponsors. We are also asking that all participants create Congratulations cards for the nurses to give to the families with babies in the NICU. More details about the cards will follow.

In order to make this event a huge success and allow us to make the largest donation possible, we have asked for contributions from manufacturers in the scrapbooking and stamping world. The response has been fabulous!

Donations will become prizes, a part of the raffle and/or sponsor donations in the goodie bag.

To date, we have the following sponsors for the NICU Charity Crop:
3L
3M
7Gypsies
Adhesive Tech
Ampersand Art Supply
Atomic Cupcake
C-Line Products
Clearsnap
Craf-TDRG Publishing - Annie's Attic
Donna Downey
Everlasting Keepsakes
GelatinsGenerations
Karen Foster Designs
Keeping Memories Alive
May Arts
Me & My Big Ideas
Memory Makers Magazine
Michael Miller Memories
Natural Designs in Scrapbooking
PhotoMix
PiggyTales
Ranger Ink
Scrapbook and Cards Today
Scrapbook Eh Wholesale
Scrapbook Max
S unshine Designs/Nuggitz
Sweetwater
Time to Stamp
The Beary Patch
Treehouse Designs
We R Memory Keepers

I have also been asked to write an article for the December issue of Memory Makers to tell the story of my nieces and how it inspired me to hold this crop.I hope you all will join us for the crop and will consider making a donation to this great cause. I am hoping to go to hospital in the fall to present the cards and a cheque to the NICU staff.Together we can make a difference!
*** I will update the sponsor list above as I get more confirmations back.

Jen - Owner Creative Crafts and Stickers

click the link to go to the thread - I hope to see you ALL there!!
Creative Crafts and Stickers Charity Crop

1 comment:

Allison said...

Thanks for spreadin' the news Lindsey!! We really appreciate it!!