Thursday, March 29, 2012

Annual charity raffle to support Singleton Love

NEW PRIZE ADDED!!! Set of Tim Holtz new Distress Markers!!!
 (Please note: I will not be sending out prize winnings until early April, at which time I expect to have all marker preorders shipped and enough stock to pull one off the shelf for this drawing. I am being optimistic that Ranger is on the ball enough to fill orders that were placed back in early February for this product. If, for some reason, this product is not available, I will offer the winner an equivalent store credit or the option to wait.)


ADDED 3/19: Belles & Whistles stamps



ADDED 3/14: Fight Like a Girl T-shirt and hat


JUST ADDED 3/12: Whimsy Stamps! Thanks Whimsy for sending these stamps for the raffle!


JUST ADDED: Stampavie and Glitter Ritz


Summer and Winter CHA retailer packs from Basic Grey, LaBlanche Stamps, Gelato crayons and marker from Fabercastle, Smooch Glitz, Smooch Spritz, Liquid Pearls & Dovecraft glitter glue


2 Prima Hats designs by Rhea Weigand


If you are a long-time 7 KIDS customer, you are aware that I do a charity raffle every year to support a special organization. For the last few years, I have been supporting an organization called Singleton Moms. This year, I am supporting a new organization started by one of the founding members of Singleton Moms. This new organization is called Singleton Love. Andy Royal moved from Phoenix to Portland, Ore. and is now providing services to single parents undergoing cancer treatment in that city. The special thing about this new organization is that it is entirely volunteer supported. That means every dime we donate will go straight to the parents who need help so desperately. Most organizations, obviously, have costly infrastructure and paid employees, which is not a bad thing as these things are needed to run larger organizations. But the beauty of a small, start-up organization like Singleton Love is that our donations will have a more direct impact on the people they intend to help! Singleton Love will be providing the following services: bill payment assistance, house cleaning, and meal delivery. 

To start, I am raffling off the freebies I received at CHA, as well as 2 Prima Hats decorated by 7 KIDS DT member Rhea Weigand! Look for more pictures of flowers and embellishments in the raffle soon! I will be adding additional products as I receiving extras or donations from my vendors. Keep checking back for new items added to the raffle!

With this raffle, we are donating the seed money to the organization to start helping single parents undergoing cancer treatment. Last year, 7 KIDS customers donated over $1500. Let's beat that this year!!! Remember, all money donated will go directly to the parents Singleton Love is helping!!!

UPDATE: Singleton Love has their first mom! Our donations will be helping her! Here's what they are saying about it:
We are so happy to have met our first Singleton Love Mom.  Although it is hard to meet new parents under the circumstances and it is bitter sweet, until there is a cure we are grateful to be able to help.

Jennifer is 34 years old and has a five-year-old son named Lelan. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer about five weeks ago. It is especially scary for her because her mother passed just four years ago with the same diagnosis. She has already had surgery removing what they believe to be all of the cancer. She will start chemo in about four weeks and then will follow with radiation. She is like most women and reluctant to ask for help. But, if you know Bobby and I, then you know that we got her to accept everything Singleton Love has to offer.  

We will schedule a cleaning before her chemo and get her some meals with Dina at Dream Dinners. We will keep you posted on the volunteer opportunities. Jennifer also has a few bills that are starting to pile up. Her employer has been very supportive but she has missed many days because of the surgery. We are accepting donations on our website. Any money donated right now will go directly toward her bills. If you can help with this go to our web page singletonlove.org and our donated button is on the home page.

We 501c3 application is still pending and will let you know as soon as we get the letter! The picture below was taken at our meeting today.


With Love,
Andy & Bobby



RULES

In order to be entered to win prizes, please do the following:

1) Make a donation to Singleton Love. There is a donation button on the front page of their website. All donations are through PayPal. At this time, Singleton Love has submitted their 501c(3) paperwork, but has not been approved. Donations are NOT currently tax deductible. When Singleton Love is granted their non-profit status, you will receive a receipt for your tax records.

2) Forward me the e-mail confirmation from PayPal of your donation. e-mail to 7kidscollegefund@cox.net. For every $5 you donate, you will receive one entry in the drawing. If you donate $5, you will receive ONE entry. If you donate $50, you will receive 10 entries. The more you donate, the greater your chance of winning!

3) Donations made through March 29 will be eligible for the drawing. Winners will be announced here on March 30!

1 comment:

  1. 7kids sent me. Hope the donation can make a difference. Good luck Jennifer. I really hope that the treatments work. Praying for you and Leland.

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