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  • Handmade Charity Event - Donations Needed Please!!

    My dear fellow artists and crafters, I need to ask for your assistance in a Charity Event I am involved in with my local Oxfam Shop, we desperately need donations of handmade items to successfully run this event. As some of you may be aware, I volunteer part time for Oxfam at the High Street Shop local to my home. I am involved in sorting and preparing donations for sale in the shop, dressing the shop window, serving customers and generally assisting the Shop Manager to run the shop efficiently.

    At a recent Managers Meeting the Oxfam staff were set a task of creating their own way of raising money for the island of Haiti, other than using shop donations! This special fund raising event is to take place during the month of October 2009. Some shop Managers decided to hold coffee mornings, others sponsored walks, but our Manager, Debbie, thought that as we had some talented, creative ladies both working in the shop and the surrounding area, we should hold a "Handmade" sale alongside our usual goods during the month of October and all the proceeds from the handmade goods would go specifically to the Haiti appeal.

    At the start of the month we are planning to dress the Oxfam window full of donated handmade items and as they sell and we reduce the stock, a smaller area of the window will be designated to the items until the month ends.

    All of the money raised from these special events will go to the Haiti Disaster Prevention Project, which involves training and upgrading the emergency shelters to help Haitians cope with the devastating storms and hurricanes which are hitting their island nation more and more often. The total cost of the project is £150,000, some money has already been donated, so the goal is now £112,000, which equates to about £160.00 per Oxfam shop.

    This is where I need the help of my wonderfully creative friends and bloggers out there... To help us keep our Oxfam Shop Window stocked with handmade goods for the month of October I am asking if any of you would like to make / donate a piece or two for this cause. The type of items we are seeking MUST be handmade; cards, bookmarks, cushions, bags, jewellery, pottery, dolls etc... Your item will be displayed and offered for sale at the Heathfield Oxfam Shop, either in the window or on the shop counter display. If you have a website or blog please label your item with this so we can advertise your site on our posters for the event. I will also be blogging about this in October with photos of the window display and shop, and I will display a list of all who have donated with links to your sites, this list will stay on my blog for the month of October.

    If you would like to participate please go to my blog and leave a comment on the Handmade for Haiti blog post confirming you wish to be involved along with your email address so that I can send you my address details for postage purposes. All donations must reach me in the UK no later than 25th September 2009. If you have any questions about this Charity Event please do not hesitate to contact me. You can reach my blog by clicking here!

    Thank you so much for your support!

  • #2
    Can you PM me where you would like items sent to I will donate no worries. I do a lot for charity (more bereavement side) but I would be honoured to make something for you

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    • #3
      Count me in too. PM me address xxx

      Folksy shop


      • #4
        please PM me the address too.
        I have gone a bit mad with my peg weaving loom since I got it and have run out of friends and family to give it all to!


        • #5
          I'm happy to send a couple of things if you will pm me the address (did look on your blog for the comments thingy, but couldn't see where to do it - bit of a technodinosaur I'm afraid!)



          • #6
            i'm in

            me too - just let me know.
            (and when you need it by?)



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            • #7
              Oh wow!! Thank you so much for all your support. I'll PM each of you now with my address details. Hugs xx


              • #8
                ..please count me in too!


                • #9
                  Count me in Mandy!
                  Terry xxx
                  You can't have everything. Where would you put it all?" - Steven Wright
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                  • #10
                    Can I have the address as well please.


                    • #11
                      My main 'thing' is card making, so I could send you some if you'd like


                      • #12
                        I make cards and would be happy to send some .
                        You can check my album to see if they are suitable and if they are please PM your address.


                        • #13
                          Iv contacted you on your blog...... would love to help!
                          x Maria



                          • #14
                            I'm in too. just let me know where to send a bag or two.
                            Happy Crafting!

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                            • #15
                              Hi Mandy can you PM the address and I will send of some bits.