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« on: December 23, 2006 12:42:18 PM »

I am participating in a Charity Blitz for 2007 on Crochetville and I thought it would be nice to bring the idea over here to Craftster.  A great Crocheter names JimmieLu started this in the 'Ville and I'm hoping she won't mind that I "borrowed" her idea.   Smiley

I'm sure there is enough interest to Blitz a different charity a month in 2007.

Here's how it Works:

Every month in 2007 those interested in participating will pledge at least one item for the monthly featured charity.  The person responsible for the months charity will provide the specifics on the chairty, what is needed, what the deadline is, etc.  The item(s) will be sent to the person whose charity is chosen for that month.  That person will then take the items (or make sure the items get there) to the charity they have given us to blitz for that month. 

If you would like to participate and have a charity in mind for a Blitzing in 2007, please PM me.  I will then edit this list to show the monthly Blitzes.  December 2007 is already taken...you will just blitz a charity of your choice.

Let's get the Love Flowing!!   Grin

January:  Hugs for Homeless Animals - You can read more about the Program here:  http://www.h4ha.org/snuggles/     Please share your ideas and your pics of your donated project. 

Febuary:  Stand Up for Kids - Read More here:  http://www.standupforkids.org/  There are several programs here from Street Kids to Transitional Living.  Please share your ideas and pics

March:  Afghans for Angels  Link:  http://www.angelfire.com/ia2/AforApage2/index.html  A charity for Bereavment Blankets for Infants  Link to Local Chapters: http://www.angelfire.com/ia2/AforAPage4/index.html

April:  Habitat For Humanity - Donate to a Charity Auction.  Here is a link to more info regarding the Auction: http://www.thinkscience.org/CraftsterPics/habitatauction.html
craftADDchick will provide us with more info soon.

May: Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation  Link: http://www.friendsofpineridgereservation.org/difference/craftforprr.shtml   
Pine Ridge Reservation, located in South Dakota, is home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe and is 2,000,000 acres large with an estimated population of close to 40,000. The reservation is large, and its needs are immense

June:  Online Angels- bunch of different stuff! Quilt squares, cards, teddy bears, etc.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Online-Angels/

July:  Make a Child Smile - make cards for Terminally ill Children - http://www.makeachildsmile.org/

August: Newborns in Need, Inc. (NIN)  www.newbornsinneed.org  -  Our own craftster jp197012 will provide more info.

September:  Keeping Lanark Kids Warm  http://keepinglanarkkidswarm.blogspot.com/
Our Very Craftster Lanark_Knitter has more info regarding this charity
 

October:  Warming Families  Link:  http://www.warmingfamilies.org/

November:  BOOKS, BEARS & BONNETS  INC - http://www.booksbearsbonnets.org/
Our own craftster atsuko has more info regarding this charity


December:  Blitz the Charity of your choice.
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2006 02:54:27 AM »

I can't crochet, but I can knit and I just got a sewing machine for x-mas!! I would love to participate. i have been meaning to get back into volunteering but I need to do it on my own time so this would suit me quite well. Smiley Great idea. I hope one of the charities ends up being for animals!
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2006 03:35:29 AM »

Knit, Sew, Crochet....whatever you can do, it's all about the charities.  We can blitz an animal charity for January.  Do you have a charity in mind?  Let me know, we can start crafting and trying to recruit help for January.
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2006 04:50:15 AM »

I'm surprised there is little interest in this charity effort....so I will fill in the months with Charities that I feel are worthwhile.  If you would like to participate, please do so.  If you need any info, please contact me.  Any questions, please ask.  If you make something, share a picture.  If you have a Charity you would like us to blitz with you, please let me know and I will add.  Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2006 07:09:17 PM »

I'm so happy to see Friends of Pine Ridge on the list, I squealed lol It's my person favorite. I'll be glad to join in the awesomeness.

However, Artists Helping Children is currently down and not accepting donations. A new bill passed concerning charities caught them up in a technicality.

I see some months are blank, might I suggest:

Make a Child Smile- make cards for terminally ill kids
http://www.makeachildsmile.org/

Online Angels- bunch of different stuff! Quilt squares, cards, teddy bears, etc.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Online-Angels/


What a fabulous idea!
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2006 01:46:55 AM »

Thanks for your suggestions weeping_cloud!  Yes, Pine Ridge is a fav of mine as well. 

Also thanks to asuko and lanark_knitter for their charity suggestions.

We only have 2 months to fill.....any suggestions?

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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2006 05:02:42 AM »

My local Oxfam shop is providing patterns for people to knit things and then donate to them, but I'm not sure whether this is an international thing.  Hmm, I don't know if I have time to participate in this (exams!) but I'll do what I can and I'll come back if I have any useful ideas.
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2006 09:55:30 AM »

Sounds good to me - I looked at the Feb website but didn't see any specific projects - what kinds of things are we looking at?
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2006 03:12:26 PM »

Sounds good to me - I looked at the Feb website but didn't see any specific projects - what kinds of things are we looking at?
Selkie

Hi selkie! For Stand Up for Kids we all can agree on an area to support (on the home page of Stand Up, on the right hand side, there is a USA MAP...click on an area of the map, then over on the right hand side again, click on Wish List.  These are things needed by the Street Team to hand out the the Homeless Kids)

Everyone take a look and we can decide which area of the USA that has a Stand Up for Kids Organization to support.  I am willing to go with the majority.  It's all about helping these Street Kids.

 
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2006 07:20:39 AM »

i am so all over this!!   Grin  what a great idea!  charity crafting totally rocks.

i'll check what other charitys i have bookmarked at home to see if they've been taken.  work has "charitable and service organizations" as a blocked category for webites  Angry
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