Thursday, August 5, 2010

It's official!

Posted by Micah at 2:44 PM

About a week back I posted about a user at Splitcoast Stampers encouraging people to donate cards and papercrafting materials to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Well I've been in touch with Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta here in Calgary and they would be quite happy to take any new crafting supplies we can manage to scrounge up.

So today is the first official day of collection. I've already gone through my individual sheets of design paper (that took forever!) and seperated the ones I simply can't do without. Next I'll be looking over my stamp sets to see if there's one or two I haven't used in a long time. While my inkpads aren't new, there are some that are barely used (like many of the retired Stampin' Up colors) and I know I can do without them. Soon I'll be looking through my embellishments to see what I can part with.

I'll be able to donate several blank scrapbook albums with pages (the older Creative Memories "perfect fit" 12x12 books) and page protectors that fit. And, of course, my kids crafting drawer could use some cleaning out.

So, Calgary, I challenge you to clean out your craft rooms! Dust off those things you bought but never opened and put them in a box. Add in unused design paper, extra cardstock and any other tidbits... then contact me at berkanaisageek(at)hotmail(dot)com and we'll arrange an pick up time.

From there I'll sort the items and package them up nicely and take them to the Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta!

As for the rest of you, if you'd like to contribute you can either check here to see if your area alreay has a rep... or find out if you have a Ronald McDonald House in your area. None in the area? no worries, there are plenty of charities that are looking for the same kinds of donations! If you'd like to contribute through Stamp Off, Eh, you can do so by mail (with either supplies or cards) by contacting me at berkanaisageek(at)hotmail(dot)com.

I'm sorry I've had to many posts without an actual craft to share, I'm diligently working on a commission piece (another Warcraft theme!) and I should have something to share soon. Thanks for reading!


Crafty Creations said...

Hey Ruth - I'd love to gather up some of my supplies to send to you!! I'll send you and email!

MiamiKel said...

What an awesome post! I'll have to direct my Mission BC and Toronto and Quebec-ian friends your way! I can't wait to see your next commissioned piece from Warcraft! :)

Kathryn Myhre said...

That's great! I didn't realize thet took those type of donations. I will have to check it out!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is such a great way to recycle unused or nearly new crafting supplies. Have a wonderful weekend!

Alissa said...

You're awesome Ruth. Great job!


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