Thursday, 13 November 2008

CHALLENGE - Lets help the SCKC kids

Ok you all love a competition so here goes. I need your help on this one as definately can't attempt this by myself. There are a number of people around Australia helping out on this and so I figured all of you who read this can help out too..
When I first read about this cause - it brought a tear to my eye, maybe due to my past involvement with street kids so something but I knew that together we could help out too.

I have recently received an email from Julie who puts together photo albums for kids who attend the Southern Cross Kids Camps - these are abused and at risk kids from Australia and New Zealand. The Layout drive is on again and she is after page 6 x 6"layouts (SIMPLE ones ladies..... so don't think you can't help out here.... plus I have just seen what you are all capable of doing in a half an hour at the 100 to 1)

I know many of you will help out without an incentive but I would like to offer one anyway and set a target that I hope we can all read together. The challenge I would like to set is that we get more than 200 layouts done asap. So what I am offering to do is give the person who sends me in the most 6 x 6" layouts - their choice of 10 (yes you heard right) 10 Kaisercraft Clear Acrylic Stamps sets (your own choice) - check our the website and start choosing which ones you would like.

There is a second chance offer of two sets. It will be a random draw for anyone who has sent in page and also left a comment for this post on my blog. (again your choice of 2 sets of acrylic stamps). This will be drawn after the 20th December so I can see who has sent in what.

How easy is that. So the set deadline is 20th December (this is because they need layouts urgently for the 3 January camps)

Read below and get the full idea of what they need or go to Julie's blog for more information
Southern Cross Kids Camp Page Drive 2008-2009

Hello fellow scrappers!

Unbelievably it's that time of year again! Southern Cross Kids Camp will soon start their 2009 camps for abused and at risk kids across Australia & NZ. Last year you were incredibly generous and kindly donated gorgeous pages and product for the buddies to create and present the precious camp memory books to the children.

It's with great excitement and pride, I can tell you that this year we have been asked to supply books with pages for ALL the camps in 2009! Last week I attended the annual SCKC Directors summit and told them of the enthusiasm, willingness to assist and compassion in the scrapbooking community. They were thrilled that so many of you cared enough to help. They were all so grateful that the time saved creating the pages meant the buddies could journal more meaningful words of encouragement and love and hand the children an incredible keepsake of their week.

This year, once again, we need your generous support for the children of SCKC.Our aim this year is to produce 6300 for all the camps, many pages are needed for the first camp
Photos of the piles of pages Julie received last year. Come on girls - can we help her out????

If you can help out by producing co-ordinated pages for an album, here's what we need. 20 pages per album, the albums are 6"x6, with one photo per page and it will be approx 5" x 3.5". The pages need not be intricate, in fact simple is best, with a photo mat, and a journal spot.
If you are unable to contribute pages but would love to help, we would welcome any left over alphabets, ribbons, buttons, stickers and stamps, embellishments that could be used to decorate the front covers of the children's albums. We would be extremely grateful for whatever assistance you can give.

Your pages/books are used to create an incredible legacy for these neglected and ever so deserving children, who continue to keep a flame of hope alive in their little hearts. Your help is invaluable and as I said during last year's drive for pages, you really are making a difference in the life of one young child.

Please send all layouts to me.
Melissa Kennedy
7 Araluen Parade
Belmont VIC 3216 before 20th December

I know this is right on Christmas and many of you are busy but just think this is a gift that we can give to these children. We may not necessary get a thank you from them but don't underestimate how those albums will impact those children....

Come on - lets do it for the kids....


julie Stone said...

Hey Mel,

Thanks so mcuh for your amazing support, the childrens reactions and the growing number of stories about what they will risk to keep their albums safe is a testament to how precious they are. We all know the ability that photos, pretty papers and words can do to our hearts, for these childrens these photos of happy a happy week once a year are often the ONLY ones they have, the only photos, the only happy memories..... so to be able to wrap that precious hope giving love into a gorgeous album is just the best gift we can give any of them! We are all helping to offer them hope for a better a huge thanks in advance to all you wonderful scrappers who are so willinging to give with such open hearts! Thanks too Mel for your generosity with the Kaiser stamps....hugs

Jennifer said...

thanks Melissa for sharing this with us....I agree, most will do this without the incentive of the can we not help these precious kids??!! Let's go scrappers......

Sherry - It's A Scrapper's Life! said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh this is AWESOME Mel!!!! you are such a generous kind person... I am definately going to send some pages your way and if I do happen to do enough to win, I would rather donate the prize to someone else :-) ...
Hope all is well with you and yours.. and hope to see you at CHA!

Sherry xx

Marelle said...

Melissa you know I am only too happy to help out will start tonight xxxx
xxxxanything to help out disadvantaged children

Marelle said...

Melissa I am going to put this on my blog to get my scrapping friends going on this to help

my5bratz said...

me too..I have put this on the sidebar of both my blogs and on posts on the 8 aussie forums Im a member of as well as emailing details to both my lss

do you know if anyone in the sydney area is organising collection of supplies as I also have a milk crate here with scraps n bits that I got donated from a coupla gal pals last time they cropped here, was going to donate to local kids ward but this sounds like a great idea too


Wendy Smith said...

Awesome work Melissa....totally in support here

I have already got a pile of over 60 here to send to you from our crop session last night. we all made a few from our scraps. I plan on get another huge pile next week.

I'll keep collecting and keep making till about 10th Dec ..then send them off together for you

Melissa Kennedy said...

Awesome Wendy
Thanks for helping out.
Thinking of arranging a cropping night here in Geelong and do the same thing - Im sure there are a lot of us who have scraps and together we can use them up on something worthwhile
thanks again

Pam Christou said...

Hi Melissa
I check your blog regularly,love your work,and am always scrap lifting it.Read about your challenge,asked my 3 friends I scrap with if they were interested,we had 30 layouts done in no time,and each of us is keen to do more.

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my5bratz said...

well i am pleased to say that I just dropped off a milk crate of paper, embellies, alphas and more for Julie and her team as well as 72 completed LOs and just as many cut 6x6 squares ready to go for when they have their next crop for a cause.

Was so pleased I could help out with this very worthy cause :0)