Thursday, September 1, 2011

Opportunity to give back

The owner of my favorite scrapbooking store, Hearts N Crafts, Etc., has graciously arranged to make her store's classroom space available for members of the community to come in to make cards for Operation Write Home.  I've been talking to her about the organization for a couple of months and she suggested that we have an event in her store to help people learn about the program and give them a chance to participate.  She published an announcement in her newsletter and on her blog; it follows.  I'm hoping we have a good turn out and that more people become involved because of the event.  Wouldn't that be wonderful?

Here's the announcement:

Calling all cardmakers!!

We are hosting a Special Cardmaking Day to make cards to send for
our service men and women on Sat. September 17th from 10-5.

We will have lots of supplies for you to create cards with and you can bring
your own things (stamps, ink, adhesive and paper trimmer) 
 to make cards for Operation Write Home.  
This is an organization that gathers and distributes cards
 to members of our armed forces overseas.  
They use these handmade and donated cards to stay in touch with
loved ones at home and they greatly appreciate this gift from all of us in the states.

If you would like to come and help please call the store and let us know
626-967-9036.  If you cannot make it but would love to donate some cards
please bring them by the store before the 17th.  
*Please do not use glitter on the cards for safety reasons.  
Simple themes like birthdays, holidays, love you, etc. are
great for this.

We hope you will consider taking part in this great chance to give back
and doing volunteer work for them is a worthy cause and will leave
you with a huge smile...

A Special Thank you from all of us at Hearts N Crafts

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