Friday, 21 April 2017

Fundraiser for Volunteer Work in Africa

I am very excited to announce that I will be holding a very special fundraiser for my friends Chandra and Sarah Gavin. Both these lovely ladies (mother/daughter) have been accepted on with the Volunteer Eco Students Abroad Program and will be travelling to Africa this June to take part in an important sustainable community development project.

VESA, along with Chandra and Sarah, will work in conjunction with the villagers and the village chief in addressing the major issues faced by the village and the local schools such as a lack of fresh running water, dilapidated schools and generally poor infrastructure.
It is my hope that my Stampin' Up! fundraiser will help to facilitate the means for implementing a major community development project, which will encompass construction in addition to educating the community on matters of conservation, sustainability, health/hygiene and English proficiency.

By taking part in my fundraiser for Chandra and Sarah, you will be directly assisting with the costs involved in participating in the program. These costs are significant and include hiring local skilled trades people to supervise and assist in the building projects, building materials and donations to local organizations. Every volunteer will complete a minimum of 40 hours of hands on community based volunteer work.

This is going to be a wonderful fundraiser and instead of just giving money or buying something you don't really want, this is a service to you! If you live locally, please join us for an afternoon of stamping fun in Antigonish. Supplies to create 5 beautiful all-occasion cards will be provided - you just stamp and assemble. ANYONE can do this - even if you think you're not the 'creative' type. I've done all the prep work for you so that you can come out and enjoy a couple hours of crafting and fun! If you live too far away or can't attend, there are also  options of purchasing one of the new Eastern Palace product bundles OR purchase pre-made greeting cards, ready to send to your friends and family.

Chandra and Sarah would appreciate any support from friends, family, fellow stampers and community, which will enable them to participate in this vital program. Whilst VESA is a volunteer organisation, it is not a registered charity so donations will not be tax deductible.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Chandra and Sarah to make a difference donating their time and energy into volunteering overseas this summer. All profit and proceeds from my Stampin' Up! fundraiser will benefit Chandra and Sarah.

Please take a look below at the three choices available.  If you are able to help, even in the smallest way it would be greatly appreciated.

SATURDAY MAY 27, 2017 
1:00- 3:00pm @ CACL Antigonish, NS

Participants at this special event will be receiving supplies to create 5 all occasion cards (including envelopes) - everything will be pre-cut and ready for you to stamp and assemble.

 We'll also be playing fun bingo games, and there will be goody bags, prizes, and  yummy treats for you to enjoy!

Cost is $35
(includes supplies & donation)

Registration & payment due
MAY 15th   


Beginning May 1st, Stampin' Up! will be releasing all new product in the "Eastern Palace Suite" from the 2017/2018 Annual Catalogue. This is your opportunity to purchase these gorgeous items a month before the new catalogue goes live on June 1st! 

To sweeten the deal, FREE products are included in these bundles! 

I will be donating all profit and proceeds I earn on "Eastern Palace" orders placed by May 15th to this fundraiser. 

Starter Bundle $77.50
Avid Crafter Bundle $134.75
(profit of each order donated)

Registration & payment due
MAY 15th   

Scroll down to view the bundles.


If you're not able to attend the event in person, or don't wish to purchase the "Eastern Palace Bundle" then this is the best option for YOU! I will send you FIVE pre-made and hand stamped cards and envelopes!

These beautiful cards are assorted and perfect for all occasions. Everyone needs cards for the special people in our lives - and nothing beats a hand stamped creation.

For less than what it would cost you to purchase store-bought cards, you'll receive five beautiful and unique cards (with envelopes) AND help support a great cause too!

Cost is $20
(includes donation)

 Registration & payment due
MAY 15th  

Ready to join in on the fun for this great cause?

(For larger view, click on images)
Here's a close up of the Eastern Beauty stamp set included in each of the above bundles:

With the purchase of either bundles I will also email you a step-by-step, full colour PDF tutorial to recreate the following cards:
There you have it - three options to choose from and in doing so, helping Chandra and Sarah on their once in a lifetime volunteer experience in Africa! If you have any questions, please contact me by email at

Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!

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1 comment:

  1. What a great cause. My daughter works for Me to We (formerly Free the Children)in Toronto's head office and has made numerous trips to Africa and other countries they support.

    I noticed you are doing classes in Antigonish. I used to live in the Annapolis Valley and PEI for 14 years and visited there every year. This August if plans pan out my fiance and I are eloping at the Keltic Lodge.