How Much?

March 10, 2008

If you are wondering how much money we need to raise, I have the answers! I would like to raise about $900. This is how it is broken down:

  • Gracie: her sponsorship sends her to preschool. It currently cost $20 a month, so we need to raise $240 (her’s may be more this time but we’ll see)
  • Emma: her sponsorship gives her a foster family. It cost $35 a month, so we need to raise $420
  • I would love to sponsor another child for school. I really love LWB’s education programs and with me becoming a teacher, education holds a special place in my heart. To sponsor a child for school it cost $20-$25 a month, so we need to raise $240- $300
  • If we raise more than $900 then the extra will go towards a child’s medical care.
  • If we don’t raise enough money Emma & Gracie will get as many months of sponsorship as possible. But lets not allow that to happen!!

I put a new section in the side bar that will keep track of the amount of money donated. You can donate any amount via PayPal or buy a Gracie Bag and $10 goes to the fundraiser. Paypal donations of any amount are appreciated. I’m sure the amount raised section won’t change too much until the end of May when we have the auction on eBay.

Spread the Word!

March 9, 2008

To make this fundraiser a success two things need to happen. The first is to have people donate their products. The second is to have people bid & buy on their products. For this to happen, I’ve been emailing artists, crafters, bloggers, etc. and pretty much begging them to blog about the fundraiser or to add a button to their sites. It is very important that more attention is raised about the fundraiser. So now I am asking all of you to write a blog entry about the fundraiser and/or add a button to your site. I have made many new pretty buttons for you to use. They are all here. If you blog about the fundraiser leave a comment so I can see it & add your website to the press section of the site. Thank You!

Ready for Donations!

February 13, 2008

I am now ready to start the second Craft for China fundraiser!

This fundraiser’s main goal is to raise money to keep Gracie in school and Emma in foster care. I am having high hopes and another goal of this fundraiser is to sponsor another child for school. Of course, this will all be done through Love Without Boundaries. If this is your first time at this blog and hearing about our fundraiser I suggest you go here and read about everything the fundraiser does.

The current fundraiser will be an eBay auction like last time. The deadline to donate items is May 24, 2008. This should be plenty of time to get things together or make new items. If you are interested in donating one of your products please go here to read about everything and donate. If you decide to donate please go to the form and fill it out. Everyone must fill out the form. It keeps things organized and lets me know who is serious about donating.

To see who is donating to the fundraiser visit the links under “Current Donors” in the sidebar.

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or email me at craftforchina@gmail.com

2nd Fundraiser

November 18, 2007

Hello everyone! I have decided to start accepting donations for the next fundraiser.

I am hoping to get a booth at a popular local arts & crafts fair. It is a juried event, which means I have to show them what I will be selling and they have to accept me into the fair. Because of this, I need to start getting donations in. If we are not accepted there are other non-juried fairs I will look into or I will have another eBay auction or sale. The 2nd fundraiser will be spring/summer of 2008. If you want to donate please go here