Sunday, March 3, 2013

Creativity For A Cause

Ronald McDonald House Charities provides housing for families with seriously ill children. They provide this service for a small donation of $10.00 per night or free for those who can't make that donation. Edward Hospital Naperville now has the first Ronald McDonald House Family Suite for these families to "hang out" in this very nice area created just for them.  Check it out at

Stampin' Up!  through their family of demonstrators and customers are committed to this cause.  Each year Stampin' Up! donates $3.00 from the sale of a stamp set created each year for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  To date Stampin' Up! has donated over $1,000,000 to RMHC. 

I am hoping that I can count on you for your help.  I will be hosting a card making event for the Ronald McDonald House Family Room.  Over the years the cards that are donated have brought so much to the families.  It is difficult to fill the demand for the cards because of the many families who have seriously ill children in treatment each year.

I hope that you can attend the event, but if you can't there are many ways that you can help.

Please share this information with any groups you belong to.  You can schedule a girls night out card class for your group!  I will donate $5.00 of each participants class fee to purchase supplies for this or future card making events for RMHC ( and there will be many! )

We are collecting aluminum tabs from cans.  I will be looking for businesses, groups or individuals who will to collect them for us.  The company who recycles these matches dollar for dollar the value of the aluminum and donates it to RMHC.  Last year over $40,000 was donated.

We need postage stamps to send out flyers, and to provide the families to mail cards.

We need raffle prizes for this event.  Anything will be appreciated. Some ideas include but are not limited to gift cards to chain restaurants in any amount, hair salons, Bath and Body Works etc. We have generous donations of Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, & Shakley products.

We need supplies,

Stampin' Up! Whisper White card stock
Stampin' Up! Whisper White Envelopes
Stampin' Up! Ink Pads in basic current colors like Black, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Gumball Green. Nights of Navy, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive etc.
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Stampin' Up! Snail Refills.

Finally you can go to my website and order the "Moving Forward" Stamp Set ($3.00 of each stamp set will go to RMHC)
I will donate 10% of any Stampin' Up! order placed through my website by March 22, 2013 for supplies and prizes for our raffle.
When you place a $50.00 order you will get a free Saleabration item.  For more information go to and go to the products tab, scroll down to catalogs, to view current products for scrapbooking, card making, and general paper crafts. If you click on the "see our promotions" tab to the left of the screen you will see the Saleabration Brochure and details.  If you want a copy of the catalogs and brochure, call me and I will drop one off to you.

If you are a demonstrator please ask your customers to participate by collecting aluminum tabs, purchasing one of the needed items from the list, or you can host a RMHC stamp camp to donate handmade cards to our effort.  For each handmade card donated, we will need an envelope.

Anyone who makes a donation will be entered on our raffle.
My sincerest thanks,