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« on: January 17, 2012 07:54:23 AM »

Hey Everyone!

I've just recently started looking into the possibility of raising money for my organization Victim Services, through crafting! I used to love to craft on my free time and used to always spend countless hours with my grandmother and mother when I was younger helping them prepare for large shows... However im drawing a blank, I dont know what I could create that is 'popular' these days. I would be getting back into the crafting world so I need to start off with something easy and basic and low cost...

any help is greatly appreciated!

In case your curious this is what our organization is!

Victim Services is a community based service that utilizes trained volunteers to provide crisis intervention, information and referral services to victims of crime, tragedy and disaster. These volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We work in partnership with local and provincial police services, fire services, EMS and a variety of community agencies such as Family & Childrens Services, Interval House and the Assault Centre. Victim Services of Leeds & Grenville provides 6 core services; crisis assistance, practical assistance, information & referral services, accompaniment, public education and community liaison and development.

Check us out! www.vslg.ca

Thanks in advanced to anyone who is willing to give me some advice!
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2012 07:05:39 AM »

Quick projects could be key chains, earrings, new sew blankets.

Embroidered tea towels are always great, as well as scarves and headbands.

Ipad,ipod and phone holders are great too.

Good luck!

« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012 11:51:05 PM »

What do you craft? LOL. I guess thast where to start. I don't knit or crochet, but maybe a scarf wouldn't be too hard if you did. Or if you knit or sew those baby hats that have ears and look like a cat or teddy bear, baby blankets or quilts. You could do up a basket with a ribbon and fill it with a baby hat, booties, and a blanket, maybe a handmade washcloth or two, and a basic sewn toy.
OR if you make papercrafts, make up a set or two of simple greeting cards in a pretty box, or a premade scrapbook, where someone just pastes in their own photos. Bookmarks are incredibly easy to make, in any medium.
Things people always want or need are greeting cards, baby gifts, soap and nice smelling bath things, candles, coffee mugs, sweets and candies, cute things for kids like barettes.
Heres a great idea that can be made on the super cheap...  buy plain Hershey snack size bars at BJ or CostCo or anywhere in bulk. Cover with pretty paper, a great way to use up scraps, and sell for 2 or 3 for $1. You can also make these in theme for the current holiday. Also, google 'ghost poop' and 'turkey poop', I kid you not, there are cute little poems you print up and attach to little baggies of candy corn or goobers or whatever, you can find the instructions. Sell the bags for $1 each, and its more than 50% profit. Children will love these because they are gross, parents will like that its $1.
Remember, you can make small things, like pencil toppers, or candy, and maybe sell a lot, or can aim for bigger items, and sell fewer but at higher prices. It would really help if I knew what crafts you do though LOL

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