April 30, 2013
Ok so I want to share the last few weeks:
So many things happened. CFC participated in its two spring shows where we sell product to raise funds and awareness.
The first show was the Made By Hand Show where the show graciously donates a portion of the door entrance to our Charity. We would like to Thank Halcraft for donating beads so we could sell bracelets made by children.
A week later we were at The CreativFestival where you the consumer purchased product at our booth. At this show we received numerous knitted items donated to us from The Crochet Crowd. We would like to thank Michaels for sponsoring the Crafting section in our booth. We would also like to thank Ikea Etobicoke for our booth display.
Both shows were a great success.
During this time we also sent a shipment out to our Canadian Hospitals. The shipment was packed with love from Volunteers from numerous Starbucks Canada Stores along with other volunteers. Our next US shipment is going out the first week of June.
I even found time to head to hospital to bring a little sunshine. (Humber River Regional - finch site)
All said this month is being dedicated to working on Kilometers For Kids (K4K). This is Crafting For a Cure's only solo Fundraiser. So everything raised goes back to the charity to keep it alive. So Crafting For a Cure needs your support and commitment. We hope to see as many of you as possible to join us in our Run/Walk on May 25. Our registration fee is only $10. Then you just get pledges - whatever you are able as every dollar matters. I threw out a challenge - for every $100 I raise in pledges I will walk a lap. So far I'm only walking 1.5 laps so sponsor me if you can't join in the run. I would love to have to do 50 laps! We are asked; who can participate in this event? If you are 0-110 years old you can participate. You just need to register. If you are a highschool student in need of hours - this event is for you, all you need to do is register. Show up and participate and we will grant you hours. We already have over 10 highschools participating.
Thought I would mention some of our corporate teams that are running: Starbucks, Superstore, CasselsBrock, 310Move, Kiwi Craze just to name a few. We are also excited about numerous companies donating prizes.
I'm also very excited that we will have great DJ music donated by VDM Entertainment Canada
Did I mention Reflexology is setting up massage chairs for you to enjoy on race day!
Wow with all these exciting things a happening this is definitely an event not to be missed. So register or sponsor me or a loved one. Remember every dollar makes a difference. (We will be issuing tax receipts for donations over $20 and this year we issuing tax receipt for our friends in the USA. After all we ship to your hospitals too.
Again thank you for taking the time to read my letter.
And remember: all children should have a positive experience when a hospital visit is necessary!
President, Crafting For a Cure