Each Thursday we'll be blogging about a different charity that we met at Winter CHA 2012 and sharing with you what they do - and how you can get involved. We want to share the love, since we know lots of our readers do lots of different kinds of crafting!
We want you to meet our friends at Crafting for a Cure, a Canadian charity that looks for opportunities to ensure that children have a positive experience when they visit the hospital - and who can't get behind that! So all of you Canucks, here's another place you can get involved with doing some good while combining it with crafting. Your supply donations as well as financial gifts are most welcome, and I bet if you are involved with schools who want to host one of their marathons or craft-a-thons, they'd love to have you. Below is a quick overview - visit their website for more information. We received some cards from CFC at the show, which are great for using as AnyHero cards - thanks so much for the donation!
Committed to crafting: CFC supplies craft-kits that are used in Emergency rooms, clinic treatment rooms and operating waiting rooms. These are used as fun, creative distractions to help pass the time. They also supply other crafts, toys, DVDs and teen-appropriate gifts to the children in the hospital.
Creating Breathing Space: A hospital can be a scary place, so CFC provides children with a sanctuary full of fun distractions to help them forget if only for a little while by helping with hospital playroom renovations.
Kilometers for Kids (K4K): Schools can host a mini-marathon to fundraise for CFC - and half the funds raised can be kept by the school, too. This program also provides an educational learning opportunity for the kids on Asthma awareness and the importance of breathing.
Crafting for Kids: Schools host a craft-a-thon - assembling the craft kits that CFC uses in their programs.
We want to congratulate Crafting for a Cure on winning the Charity Wings vote! It's always a good competition when it's a win for a nonprofit no matter the outcome.....way to go, CFC!