Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Victorian Bushfire Appeal
So many people have been affected by the tragic bushfires that hit Victoria (Australia) last week. Living in a country where the climate can be so harsh, bushfires are a constant danger, but no-one could have anticipated the horror of the weekend before last. With such a small national population, most of us know someone who has been directly affected by the disaster. Everyone wants to help, and the fundraising to date has been both awe inspiring and incredibly humbling. But there is still more work to be done.
As a company with heart, Stampin' Up! is doing it's part in the fundraising effort. We, the stamping, scrapping and papercrafting community can do something to help, by supporting SU's fundraising campaign. SU is helping the Australian Red Cross in their efforts to support those affected as they pick up the pieces and begin again.
Here's how you can contribute:
From now until 31 March 2009, Stampin' Up! will donate 50% of the retail value of all sales from a select group of 10 stamp sets to the Australian Red Cross Victorian Bushfires 2009 Appeal. I will also add my 20% commission to the donation.
This means that 70% of the purchase price (not just the profit) of the stamp sets listed below, will go directly to the Australian Red Cross Victorian Bushfires 2009 Appeal.
Here is a list of the bushfire appeal stamp sets.
Stamp Set, Item Number, Pg in Catalogue, Price
Priceless, 112312, 105, $48.95
Seeing Spots, 112380, 89, $39.95
Baroque Motifs, 112380, 98, $39.95
Live Your Dream, 114261, 3, $55.95
(summer mini catalogue)
Looks Like Spring* , 108864, 76, $58.95
The Snowflake Spot*, 108934, 27, $39.95
Bodacious Boquet*, 108756, 80, $58.95
Polka Dots and Paisley*, 110247, 46, $35.95
G'day Mate,* 111937, 115, $35.95
Be Happy*, 108744, 51, $39.95
*The sets in blue will appear on the upcoming list of retiring products, so they will only be available for a the Bushfire Appeal, while supplies last. These are expected to be very popular.
If you would like to support this worthy appeal, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately I am not able to sell stamp sets to the international visitors to my blog, if you have seen the footage on TV. If these people's plights have touched your hearts, please click on the link here, to donate directly, on line to the Australian Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
For those of you who would still like to do more, please visit Rainbows by Robin, for links to card appeals, and thank you cards for the CFA (community fire fighters).
Thank you for your support.