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Charitable Opportunities For All
Play golf, quilt, knit, scrap, stamp, paint – all for good
by Mike Hartnett (August 7, 2006)
It's a good feeling to know that so often, when people want to
help other people, they turn to our industry's products. There's at
least one event/promotion/activity listed below for everyone in the
Craft & Hobby Association.
The annual CHA charity golf tournament will be held on Fri., Jan.
26 just prior to the Winter Show in Anaheim. All proceeds go to the
CHA Foundation. It's for a great cause and a wonderful opportunity
to have fun and network with colleagues and customers. Sponsorships
are available. For info on sponsoring or participating, call Semo
Sennas, 201-794-1133, ext. 218, or email@example.com.
Connect And Join is a new program for supporting U.S. troops
overseas and their families at home. Sponsors include Epson and K
& Company, which has developed a special scrapbook kit. Visit www.connectandjoin.com
Caps to the Capital is a new program designed to provide knit
caps for babies in the developing world, where two million newborn
babies die each year in the first 24 hours of life. To download
step-by-step directions and a materials list, visit www.savethechildren.org
or call 800-728-3843.
Quilts for Kids takes discarded fabrics and turns them into
crib-sized, patchwork quilts for seriously ill and abused children.
The six-year-old organization has 40 chapters in 27 states, plus
Canada and the Bahamas. For more, visit www.quiltsforkids.org.
Hampton Art and Karen Neuburger of KN Ltd. have once again
partnered to market "Think Pink rubber stamps and sets. for Breast
Cancer Awareness Month in October. A portion of the proceeds
will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Visit www.hamptonart.com.
The National Art Materials Trade Assn. Foundation raised $2,200+
at 2006 trade show through the sale of NAMTA logo items and giclee
prints, and what is becoming an annual event, the NAMTA. party (
"Nocturnal Animals Meet Together Annually"). Funds raised
are used to provide scholarships and grants made available through
the NAMTA Foundation. For more info, email Renee Capstraw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NAMTA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization,
whose mission is to recognize, promote and support initiatives that
foster the creative and visual arts through contributions, planned
giving, endowments, benevolences, grants and other revenue sources,
which fund art projects, art-related research, art education,
scholarships and emergency relief in crisis situations where art,
artists, or art related enterprises are impacted by natural or
manmade damage or destruction. Visit www.namtafoundation.org
or call 704-892-6244.
Meredith's American Patchwork & Quilting magazine is
sponsoring a Quilt Pink Day. Quilt shops hosting a Quilt
Pink Day will be provided with turn-key promotional materials.
On Quilt Pink Day, quilters will make pink-and-white quilt
blocks at local quilt shops. The shops will piece together the
blocks and send the finished quilts to the magazine for photography
and an online auction slated for late spring 2007. Net proceeds will
be presented to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and
several quilts will be showcased in a softcover book, set for
publication in the fall of 2007.
Meredith is promoting Quilt Pink Day through ads and
editorial content in multiple magazines and several other vehicles,
and through www.quiltpink.com.
The magazine and sponsors will award prizes to three participating
consumers from the Quilt Pink sponsors, including Husqvarna
Viking, Moda Fabrics, Fiskars, C&T Publishing, The Fabric Shop
Network, HORN of America, OTT-LITE, and Robison-Anton.
Quilt shops interested in participating should email@example.com
or call 515-284-3575. For more info, visit www.quiltpink.com.
(Note: To read previous entries in Kate's Collage, click
on the headlines in the right-hand column.)