Giving Back

Hey, there.

One of the best things about this industry/hobby is how there are so many ways to “give back.” I have several to share with you today… I hope you can take a moment to check them out.

Boston Strong Stamp

I have met a lot of stamp store owners over the years, but none are quite as awesome as Kate from Absolutely Everything near Boston. She and her store are amazingly delightful. Well, she teamed up with Hero Arts to create a Boston Strong stamp, with all profits going to help the victims of the nasty Boston Marathon bombing. I have my stamp sitting on my shelf, reminding me to appreciate life. I hope you will consider getting one, too. (For more information, head HERE and to buy one, head HERE.)

Cards for Maddy

If money is tight for you, here is an opportunity to do good simply by sending a card. (And we all like to make cards anyway, right?) Simon Says Stamp is collecting cards for dear Maddy – a 12 year old girl battling Leukemia. She is a gorgeous girl whose smile is stunning. The more cards she gets, the more she smiles, so please send some her way. (For more information, go HERE.)

Craft Goodies for Oklahoma Family

A sweet girl named Abbey that I met on Twitter is collecting craft goodies for families who lost their homes in the recent Oklahoma tornado. I know that craft supplies aren’t necessities, but they do bring smiles to those of us who love this hobby. I have already sent quite a bit and plan to send more. Please consider donating anything you may not need. (For more information, head HERE.)

Take a Class… Help Oklahoma

We recently announced our next Online Card Class – Summer Card Camp 2. This class is a big one – a ton of awesome guests and card ideas. In order to help those affected by the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, $1 from each Summer Card Camp 2 registration will go to support relief and recovery efforts. This will result in quite a bit of money donated! We will keep you posted on the totals. (For more information, head HERE.)

So there you have it – some small ways to help that can make a big impact. 🙂

(Oh, and we have a winner. The winner of the June SSS Card Kit is Cheri Weston. Thanks!)

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15 thoughts on “Giving Back”

  1. Thank you SO much for sharing our drive information, for donating, and for fundraising for Oklahoma. Your kindness and generosity are so appreciated and inspiring!

  2. I just put a card in the mail for Maddy today, and I’m so glad to know about sending some goodies to Oklahoma families – I’m in the process of cleaning out my craft space and have quite a bit of goodies I can send – thanks, Jennifer! 🙂

  3. Thank you for bringing these causes to our attention! You’re so good at reminding us that creative folks have many positive ways to show their kindness.

  4. Thank you for all this valuable information! I grew up in Boston and visit Absolutely Everything when I see my mum. Will be placing an order! I just made a batch of cards – will send one to Maddy. Glad to see $1 of class registration goes to OK! I registered over the weekend I hope that one counts! THANKS!

    AND your son was perfect for the stamp – so adorable!

  5. I already have my “Boston Strong” Stamp on order and I’m a huge fan of Kate and AE. I actually was fortunate enough to have taken one of the fabulous workshops that you taught there and HOPE some day you’ll come back again!

    Thanks for such a great share…it means so much when so many people are helping out all those who have been touched by these awful tragedies!

    You’re an Angel, Jennifer — !

  6. Thanks for the info. Will be sending Maddy a card.
    For some reason I couldn’t order the Boston Strong stamp- wouldn’t go through. Any suggestions?

  7. Thanks so much for giving us these opportunities. I had seen Maddy’s picture on that Simon Says Stamp hop and was so moved by her obvious strength. Three very good causes.

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