Welcome to our newest blog follower’s and newsletter subscribers. We have some great things for you this week to share with all your friends. First, a fun DIY project you can do with unwanted books better known as Altered Books. Next, we are taking donations of handmade products that will go in our care packages that will be gifted to children in foster care as well as to the foster parents and case workers.
I’d like to tell you a personal experience as to why this is so near to my heart. My Mom and Aunt were put in a children’s home at age 13 and 14 because their Father was getting a divorce from his 2nd wife. They were there for months until their biological Mother came and got them. They lived with her for a year and half until she got tired of them and send them to live with their Aunt.
This experience effected them both so much that my Mom married at age 15 and her sister at age 16. I can still see the pain in my Mom’s eyes when she talks about that time of her life. It made her feel unloved and abandoned.
So, here is how you can help me make a difference in these children’s lives that are living in foster care and feeling unloved and abandoned.
The first event is coming up in September and we will need to make 50 care packages for the children. They are going to participate in a fishing tournament. The next event is in November and we will need 300 care packages for both the children and adults. This is there end of the year Adoption Day celebration and fundraiser to make the community aware of the need for finding forever homes for these children who are in foster care.
If you would like to help us fill these care packages, please contact us at: email@example.com A.S.A.P.! Our target is to fill 300 care packages with unisex items such as bath and body products, jewelry, hand towels, t-shirts, tote bags, backpacks, journals and more. If it is useful and can be used by either a boy or girl then please feel free to contact me for further details.
Altered book journal – This is a fun and easy project for any age. Here is what you’ll need.
- Elmer’s stick glue
- Aleen’s tacky glue
- Georgia Pacific printer paper
- Mead lined paper
- Scotch double sided tape
- K & Company embellishment packs (buttons, ribbon, brads)
- Basic Grey embellishment packs
- La Di Da scrapbook embellishments