This post is for all the quilt bloggers out there.
I am 'challenging' you to give up one quilt.
It's so easy. Pick a quilt, and pick a charity. Simply post the quilt for auction on your blog with a quick deadline. I did it, and I'm overwhelmed with how easy it was, and how much I was able to turnaround in giving with that money! I chose Plan Canada International as the recipient of the donation. I posted one small quilt - got four bids - and done. The highest bidder has the quilt. I have $200 to spend on giving. They cheque is in the mail for Plan Canada. Here's what a very generous bidder has provided - many, many Gifts of Hope. I picked gifts that were 'matched' by the organization. I hope that the winner is as excited as I am about all this! ; )
$35 was used to purchase this:
|The Peanut Butter Project|
"Help bring healthy, tasty peanut butter — made locally and packed with protein — to growing children in parts of the world where protein isn’t easy to come by. Your support will nourish them and help them grow into healthy young people ready to take on the world. You’ll also be supporting women’s peanut butter co-operatives, by providing training in peanut processing and business and marketing skills." (from their catalogue)
$15 was used to purchase 3 baby chicks. That was matched a few times, to get all this:
Those dozen chicks will provide a lot of eggs - and serve as micro financing as part of the "Because I am a Girl" project.
Here is my favorite part. This is what the remaining $150 has purchased: A motorcycle ambulance.
"While it may not look like what we’d call an ambulance, in Tanzania this motorcycle-powered ambulance saves lives. For people living in remote communities without healthcare services, this gift is a lifeline: it brings healthcare workers to isolated villages and it carries people from those villages to community health centres, where they can get the help they need to heal so they can get back to living their lives." (from their website)
Plan Canada is matching it SIX more times.
No kidding! 15 Peanut Butter Projects, 7 motorcycle ambulances, and a dozen chicks are set into motion all because one little quilt was offered. I hope this post inspires you to see how easy it is to give. I challenge you bloggers to do it!
Post a quilt. Pick a charity.
If you would like to see how I managed my auction, you can click here to see the original post. If you do the same, feel free to leave your blog url in the comment section so others can find it. If you want to give locally, you can take all the money and head straight to your grocery store for a giant shopping trip that will go 100% to your local food bank this winter. There's the Red Cross too. The possibilities are endless. Cool? Cool!
|off to a happy home...|
***All photos in this post were copied & pasted from the Plan Canada International website FYI.