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PENNY HANUSZAK, CONSULTANT, Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator, http://pennyhanuszak.stampinup.net


Monday, September 15, 2014

Basics for Babies Fundraiser in Aldergrove

What did you do on the weekend?  I participated in a wonderful fundraiser in Aldergrove on Saturday with my two down line, Ethel and Sheri.  We had a Stampin' Up! vendor table and shared what we love - Stampin' Up, with a lot of great scrappers from the Fraser Valley area.  

This is part of our display.  I made an Autumn themed banner, which you can see at the top of the picture.
Here is the card display board I brought with all my current samples as well as some 3-D samples from last Christmas.  I wanted to give participants a good idea of the range of things that can be made with Stampin' Up! products. 
Some of the cards that I've recently entered in Challenges you can see the details for these in posts since May of this year to current day.  It's hard to believe I've made that many different cards, until you get them all lined up like this.  I guess I have been busy!
Most of the Christmas items displayed here were made with products from last year's Holiday Catalogue.  All of the tutorials for these projects are posted from November to December 2013 on my blog.
Sheri was also selling her Infinity Scarves which are simply gorgeous. 
We also had a lot of the new stamp sets on display as well as MDS Studio free 30-Day trial, Embossing Folder and Card Stock Sample packs  and Project Life.
More cards and Card Candy, and you can just catch a glimpse of my Prize Basket with the bright Green bow on the left.

I also had some stuff in the back of our table that I was clearing. 
Ribbons, Embroidery hoops, stickers galore, and other non-Stampin' Up! products on my For Sale Table.
I had lots of designer series retired paper for sale and wood mount stamp sets too. 
Oh, and did I mention we had lots of food?  Sheri brought this "to die for" cheese cake sampler, which we had to eat with stir sticks because we didn't bring any cutlery and it was too messy to eat by hand.     
Here's Ethel working on one of her many projects she brought with her.   She is the hardest working gal I know and is always making awesome things.  I'm so proud to have Ethel in my downline!

Sheri worked on some scarves she was knitting and helped with our Make N' Take Table.   I'm so happy that Sheri's on my team too.  We have so much fun stamping together and she's one of the most creative gals I know. 

Remember I said Sheri was creative and funny?  Well here she is showing us how to eat cheese cake on a stir stick.  Next party I'm going to have all my little cut up brownies on stir sticks................... let me tell you they were fun to eat and it looked really cool, and best of all no messy plates to clean up after. 

My prize draw was for a $25.00 gift certificate of Stampin Up Products, five of my cards, a small SU promo stamp and ink spot, and some chocolate.

Basics for Babies is a partnership with the Lower Mainland Food Bank's to assist them in providing for the tiniest in need. The charity was created in 1994 when JRfm General Manager, Gerry Siemens, recognized the chronic shortage of baby necessities at local food banks.

This need for donations for babies never changes except that more people are have recognized the need and are helping to raise more awareness and funding specifically for this program at local food banks.  JRfm radio station reports that the Vancouver Food Bank alone provides more than $150,000 in baby items per year and it's difficult to imagine all those little babies in need out there.

JRfm created a partnership with Food Banks BC to ensure that all babies in the Lower Mainland get the nutrition they need. There are a total of 93 member food banks across the province associated with Food Banks BC.  
Their vision is a hunger-free future, and they work hard to support and inspire each one of their member food banks so that they can in turn, achieve hunger-free communities all over BC.   

Last year, our food banks in BC helped close to 100,000 people throughout the province... 30% WERE CHILDREN!  Since 1994, the JRfm listeners, have donated more than 1.86 million dollars in cash and over 400,000 pounds of diapers, formula, baby food and pabulum.

How Can You Support This Worthy Cause?
 Make a Donation - This is What is Needed Most:
  • Cash Donations can be made online at the JRfm link above 
  • Diapers (especially larger sizes of 4, 5 & 6)
  • Formula (including soy-based due to allergies)
  • Baby food
  • Baby cereal
  • Diaper Cream, Shampoo, Baby Wipes, Baby Bottles and Pacifiers
Note:  Please avoid donating Clothing, Blankets & Toys.

Make Basics For Babies Your Workplace's Charity This Year

Throw a fundraiser, make it a party! However you want to help out, your workplace can collect cash, diapers, formula or pabulum for babies who need help in your city.  DEADLINE for all workplace donations: December 17, 2014.



paper bag create said...

That was a lot of fun and loom forward to next years event... Thanks for the link as I just made a donation as well!! Smiles, Sheri

laurie said...

Wow that looks like a fun time, and for a good cause,too!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Hi Laurie. Such a great day! I look forward to being at this fundraiser, because of the gals involved. Alana and Sandy are very special and for the great benefit to the community. Can't wait until next year.

Sherrill Graff said...

Loks like YOU and your team members are doing a lot of god, meeting new people and having a lot of fun! I loved seeing your display and hope you get to sell a bunch of your retired stuff too. That cheese cake looked yummy too.
I also want to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment so I know YOU were there.
I appreciate you Penny.
Have a great week. Love, Sherrill Graff Late Night Stamper