by timelessbeauty (1712 Posts), Sun Mar 27, 2005 07:16 am
OK, Sorry February didn't work out. My husband had knee surgery and both kids were sick so it's been an event within itself.
I have sent out an email to the addresses I have listed on my PF list. I have plenty to support a garage sale where proceeds would benefit the PF organization. I also crochet like a mad woman and sew, so we could think about entering a craft fair. Many churches and schools have craft fairs in the fall and that gives us time to work on items that would be great sellers! Who wouldn't buy that pretty baby blankie knowing the money they spent went to help another child/baby/pregnant mom?
Granted trying to meet the schedule with the rest of the nation for large events hasn't been possible. Racetrack has event going on May 7th which would rule out the perfect place to hold our Walk-a-thon, and last November's Max and Erma's event would have been cutting it close for planning. I do know many family and friends that would turn out for such an event! And I have an idea of who to contact at various places to help get the word out. I just need to show up at the local hair salon after the baby is born for a nice hairdo and show up on local tv for a promotion! hehehe Naturally it all needs to be cleared before I get anything like that worked up.
Please, post here or send me an email regarding ideas and who is able to help with organization of such events. I live in a condo behind a Walmart and my roads receive little traffic. I am also reduced to one car these days, so traveling might be tight but I can see what I can do! I'm going to work on getting brochures for the hospitals and doctors' offices I have already talked to.
2005 is the time to come alive and support PF. My new motto. Hehehe
As far as crafters, I'll take talented and non talented alike! I can sew and crochet. Plastic canvas is a fun hobby as well. I know a bit about knitting, also. I could use people to cut fabric, stuff hypoallergenic fiberfill, iron patterns, simply sew on arms and legs for crocheted stuffed animals or help me price items once completed. Other tasks may be just to call a location regarding how to sign up for a craft fair, or sit and take the money. Maybe even help with "marketing" the product. lol
Well, that is just for the craft fair idea. I'll take help in any other form as well. Even if it's just an idea! I'll sign off here. HAPPY EASTER!
Indiana Chapter Coordinator
DD Amber 10/94 w/PE
DS Benjamin 10/02 w/ severe PE and HELLP (stillborn)
DD Kyra 11/03 w/o PE YEAH! (took heparin shots, BP meds,baby aspirin, Vit C, Vit E, and Calcium)
Due May 15,2005 with Christian Edward ... feeling like I could go any day now .. but patiently waiting! :-)