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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

An exciting opportunity!

Hi Everybody,

An exciting opportunity has come up. Mia and I are going to be working on this but we certainly welcome any and all to participate.

One of our members' mothers is receiving care at the Scott & White facility down in Texas. To honor her, as well as to honor the memory of one of Mia's friends, I contacted the facility to see if they would accept donations of chemo caps. The response was that they are going to be opening a new gift shop in May and they would love to sell donated items. They want to sell the items at a low cost, so anything they have to buy and resell would be tough for them to make money on.

They are looking for any type of thing. Hats, scarves, shawls, for men, women, and children. They will give away whatever they can't sell, and all proceeds will help people cover their healthcare expenses.

My hope is that if the initial load we send does well, this could be the beginning of a long and steady relationship.

If you are interested, I would say that you could start sending things to me and I will do big shipments once May comes along. If you could send a dollar or two with your items to help pay for the shipping, that would entirely rock.

Yay!

If you do participate, please make sure you get permission from any pattern designers you use...this is a situation where items are going to be sold, even though it's all for fundraising. Make sure it's okay with them!

3 comments:

robyn said...

arm warmers? if we can make arm warmers, i've got a pattern i can use for sure. and i can do baby hats/ kid hats no problem as well.

and i have an adult-sized hat pattern i can do, too.

also, let me know if you want me to post links to these patterns (they're ones i've made up, so i give full permission for them to be used for this!) for other people to use if they want to get in on the action.

i won't be able to send stuff until later in april, though, because i won't be able to start until next week at the earliest.

Margie the Ladybug said...

Hi Robyn,

Posting links to the patterns would be great!

Since this place is in Texas, I'm not sure if there would be a need for arm warmers, though I've heard from my friend that the facility is kind of chilly. Hats are a definite.

Thank you so much! :)

miaosherow said...

One hat almost done. I'll do more this afternoon. So excited!