Bottom Line First: $400.00 is our goal for this project. Well, actually less than that as there is a challenge at the end of the diary that will put a dent in the overall goal. Compared to most community fundraisers, $400.00 is a piece of
cake pie. Now, on to the project description, photos of a few of the cards and ::drum roll:: the challenge.
Last year Sara R was inspired to put the DK Quilt Guild to work on a project to coincide with the annual Netroots Nation which was held in San Jose. The Guild hand made forty-seven quilts and delivered them, along with teddy bears and hand made keepsake gift cards to the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at the Palo Alto VA Hospital. Here you can view a delivery diary with photos and links to even more photos. This year's NN14 in Detroit will see an even larger event from the Guild.
The John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit has a a 65 bed nursing home with residents who richly deserve a surprise showering of gifts that are being hand made with love. Follow below to learn more about all the heartwarming goodness planned for these veterans.
Each resident will receive a bounty of gifts:
► a wheelchair or lap sized quilt made by members of the DK Quilt Guild
► a soft, cuddly teddy bear donated entirely (WoW) by joanbrooker
► a phone card - more information TBA
► a handmade keepsake card designed and crafted by state of confusion
What a gracious and generous treasure trove - provided entirely by kossacks - in gratitude to those who served our country. A pause for applause to all those unselfishly involved!!
Here are some more details on the subject of this fundraiser - those stunning handmade cards...
Below you will find a paypal address for Sara R so your donation is simply a couple of clicks away. If you prefer to send a check or money order you can kosmail Sara R for a mailing address. But before you scoot on down there to the paypal instructions, let me explain The Challenge I mentioned in the intro. ::let the drumroll begin:: For every "rec" this diary receives, I will donate one dollar up to $100.00. Soooo, drag out your sock puppets, pass the word to your peeps cause y'all need to spend my money! Just think, if we get all 100 recs, then the bottom line shrinks to a mere $300.00. WhOOt!! 0_0
As an added note, should we exceed our goal tonight, all monies above the goal will be applied to the phone card fundraiser which will be forthcoming.
To send a donation by PayPal, go to paypal.com - paypal link - and send money to the following email: rainwoman AT mac DOT com
To all those working so hard on these handmade items, those who have donated generously, those who are collecting items, those committed to assisting with delivery and those working on the project I say Thank You. Thank You for giving so generously of your time to warm the heart of a senior citizen veteran who deserves to know s/he is still loved and remembered. The same Thank You to all who donate tonight and for those who are unable to donate, we thank you for your T&R, for spreading the word and for republishing this diary.