― Henry van Dyke
“Are you willing to stoop down and consider the needs and desires of little children; to remember the weaknesses and loneliness of people who are growing old; to stop asking how much your friends love you, and to ask yourself if you love them enough; to bear in mind the things that other people have to bear on their hearts; to trim your lamp so that it will give more light and less smoke, and to carry it in front so that your shadow will fall behind you; to make a grave for your ugly thoughts and a garden for your kindly feelings, with the gate open? Are you willing to do these things for a day? Then you are ready to keep Christmas!”
― Henry van Dyke
And wishing everyone PEACE this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!!
I will not be able to do some sewing for dress sponsorships so in lieu of this to continue to raise money for the construction projects of Pittwater Friends of Soibada in Timor Leste, I will be selling some Christmas handmade items which I made in the last few months and of which I was not able to sell in the Dreamers Markets Christmas market last week due to medical emergency. A portion of the proceeds from any sale will be donated to the Pittwater Friends fundraising.
As of today, I have raised $760.00 from Dress Sponsorships and am aiming for $1000 by the end of December.
Items for sale have been posted with URL links in my facebook page but will be posting same here in my blog sometime today. Here is the link to the facebook album -
If there is anything you like, please make a purchase. Proceeds go to a very worthwhile cause. Any questions regarding any of the items and/or donations made to Pittwater Friends if a sale is made, a spreadsheet will be made available so everything is transparent to everyone or you can send an email to email@example.com. Thank you.
The deadline last week closes the acceptance of any dress donations for the year. Due to an unforeseen medical emergency, I will not be accepting any dress donations so please do not send any more dresses and/or parcels until further advised. I will try my best to make sure all dresses are distributed as planned and all pictures from the distributions that will be available will be posted here. My heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported this campaign during the year 2015. It is very much appreciated. Thank you.
This Friday is the first cut-off date for dresses to be distributed in December. Can I PLEASE remind everyone to PLEASE follow the guidelines in making dresses especially when it comes to fabric materials to use. If you can see your hand through the fabric then it is either you put a lining or not use the fabric to make a dress at all. Thank you.
This month is National Sewing Month in the US and perhaps in Australia as well and is a good time to sew and share. Good time to make a difference in this world through sewing. If you are not into sewing or do not have the time to sew, let someone do the sewing for you through Dress A Girl Australia's Dress Sponsorship program and help make a difference to the lives of the people in the community of Soibada Timor Leste. For more information and how to sponsor, please click on the link below - Help spread the word around and thank you.
Just a friendly reminder on projects currently going on.
1) Dress Distribution #88/1B - 09/2015 - CDO Project Cabaraban - Due in my postbox on Thursday,10th of Sept 2015. There is a limit of maximum of 5 dresses per individual and/or 20 dresses for a group only. Dress sizes between the ages of 6 to 12.
2) Distribution #91/1A - 10/2015 - Project Soibada Timor Leste - Due in my postbox on Wednesday, 30th of September. Number of dresses to donate is what you think is fair to donate. Dress sizes should be between the ages of 6 to 12 and preferably with sleeves.
For more information, please make a comment here or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
I have a few fabric panels that are 100% cotton and great for quilting and/or making into soft books which I am selling. These fabric panels are from my personal collection which is kind of difficult to part with but since I need some funds to sustain my charity work I thought I would sell them in case there is someone out there who would like to buy.
Please check them out by clicking on the image above and make a purchase if there is anything you like. Proceeds goes to a very worthwhile cause.
Ever wondered sometimes if someone makes them or not, wish that someone really makes them? All handmade items are products of my creativity and imagination...sometimes you will find them only in my sarisariwebstore shop
Feel free to browse. There might be one or two that will catch your eye and make a purchase., Proceeds goes to a very worthwhile cause.
I have added more craft books to the sale on papercrafting, scrapbooking and cardmaking. Check them out by clicking on the image below -
I have added more craftbooks to the fundraising drive sale. All these books are new and some are hard to find. Please check them out and make a purchase if there is anything you like. They are being sold on an "almost-giving them-away-for-free" sale prices just so I would be able to raise enough money for postage. Unfortunately as others have enquired, I cannot give free postage for the books. It defeats the purpose of my fundraising especially that the price of the book is almost the same price I will have to pay for sending them to buyers Australia-wide.
For those who are interested, please click on any of the images above to check on more details of these books. And don't forget the Betty Alderman designs on sale as well which are available here. Sale will go on until supplies last. Thank you.