November 20, 2008
We’ve all heard the gloomy economic news this fall, the dizzying drop in the markets, the increasing numbers of unemployed, falling home values and hard hit retailers. We have all been affected in some way by this crisis, but those hardest hit are those least able to afford it. The demand for food assistant during these rough times has increased at a staggering rate and food banks are being stretched to the breaking point by the volume of need they are encountering.
Scrapbookers are women known for their generosity and for rallying behind a cause. I want to help the international scrapbook community join together during the holiday season to do what we can to help alleviate hunger both here in the US and around the world. In light of this goal, Cocoa Daisy is sponsoring an internet food drive. We are asking scrapbookers to do their part to help their local food banks by bringing in whatever they can spare. And we in turn, to help drive this charitable giving, will hold a FABULOUS drawing full of amazing prizes!!!
If you’d like to get involved, here’s what you need to do.
- Gather up your donation and go to wherever you are donating it – a drop box at a school, a food bank, your church, etc.
- Then, take a photo of you and your donation.
- Upload it to the Cocoa Daisy Gallery and include a caption with your photo and the number of items you donated.
- For every 5 items you donate, your name will be entered into the drawing.
- If you would rather not or are unable to physically bring food to a shelter you can make donations through our store, in $5 increments, and those donations will be distributed to food banks around the country. For every $5 donated, your name will be entered into the drawing once.
- On December 20th we will close the food drive and draw winners for all the super prizes from our very generous sponsors.
The Making a Difference Food Drive will run from Nov 20th-Dec 20th and my hope is that we’ll be able to donate several thousands of pounds of food for needy individuals this holiday season.
Here is a list of items most wanted by food banks:
canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon)
canned and boxed meals (i.e., soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese)
canned or dried beans and peas (i.e., black, pinto, lentils)
pasta, rice, cereal
100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed).
We hope you will join us in the fun and help make a difference in our world today!
If you have any questions or comments about our food drive or the drawing, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
And just to get you in the spirit, here is a list of the incredible prizes that you could win by just making a donation!
Karen Russell — a spot in one of her sold out online photography classes ($275 value)
Tinkering Ink — four $50 shopping sprees on their site
American Crafts — a prize package worth over $200
Scarlet Lime — 5 December kits and a 3 month subscription
Collage Press — Camden Collage Crafting Kit, coordinating Crafting Pad and a set of Time Keeper Clear Stamps
7 Gypsies — $100 Retail value gift
Paper + Cup Design — Crafting Kit
Luxe Designs — 6 prize packages worth $35 each
Creative Imaginations — 5 prize packages worth $40 each
Clear Scraps — 6 prize packages worth $50 each
Glitz — 4 Prize packages valued at $50 each
Me and My Big Ideas — 2 seasonal prize packages valued at $50 each
Lisa Pace — A spot for a winner and her friend in her “12 Days of Christmas” workshop
Teresa Collins Designs — The full collection of papers and die cuts from the “Tis the Season” collection as well as a Crush album
Fancy Pants Designs — 3 prize packages
Petersen-Arne — a $100 prize package
CD Muckosky — 3 sets of ALL of her digital design kits
Maya Road — 3 prize packages
Simple Scrapbooks — 3 $25 prize packages
Chatterbox – $100 Prize Package
Studio Calico – 5 Main Kits, retail value $34.50 each
Christine Drumheller — A Creative Café prize package
Layouts created by the Daisy Divas
Cocoa Daisy — An Ali Edwards’ December Daily kit, a Stacy Julian kit and 12345 album, and 5 December kits
Thank you so much to all our amazing sponsors and thank you to all of you that are going to go out and show what a difference scrapbookers can make in this world!
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