Monday, February 26, 2007

Request for Donnations!

Before I put up the important info, I have just one side note. Did anyone notice that even though February is the shortest month of the year, I put up the most posts during this month? I'm probably the only one keeping track of that:-p

Now, onto the info:

My friend at vegheaddesigns is organizing a fine arts and crafts auction to benefit OperationmFirst Response. This is a 501(c)3 (ie. registered non-profit). The mission is to provide supportive services to family members of injured soldiers from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

The agency puts together backpacks that are given to injured soldiers which include some clothes (because soldier's uniforms are often cut off when they sustain an injury), toiletries and comfort items. In addition, they also fly families to see their injured soldier after they are returned to the US, or provide car services and financial assistance for hotels so families can spend time with their loved one.

If you are interested in donating a piece of fine art or a craft please email her (you can get her contact info from her site), or leave a comment on my blog and I'll pass the info along. Just an FYI: Things such as culinary arts, web design and graphic design are also considered fine arts. You can donate a website, the design of a company brochure or certificate for two dozen pieces of fine chocolate if these are your mediums.

This is an amazing organization and the chapter here in PA is experiencing serious financial strains due to the large number of injured troop being cared for at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. (The volunteers have even paid for fights with their own credit cards).

She am collecting donations over the next 60 days and plan to organize and ONLINE auction. You donations are tax deductible and I can arrange for you to receive the appropriate tax info if you request.

If you'd like more information on Operation First Response, please visit http://www.operationfirstresponse.org.

Thank you in advance for your support and interest!

1 comment:

Auntie Amanda said...

I love this idea and would love to participate! I hope you enjoy knitting Sunshine, but if anything looks strange or does not make sense please feel free to email me!