of my favourite things about the crafting community is how big-hearted
people can be - like the lovely Danielle over at at Kitschy Digitals who
was looking for a way to raise some money to help the Sandy Hook
Community in the wake of last week's terrible tragedy in Newtown CT.
She had an idea for a fundraiser and we were only too happy to help(please take a minute to read her very sweet blog post on the topic).
And so, we are very proud to announce our newest pattern – Look for the
Helpers – inspired by a quote from the wonderful Mr. Rogers (still one of my favourite kid's shows!) and
exclusive to our Kitschy Digitals shop, 100% of the proceeds of the sale
of this pattern is split between the Sandy Hook School Support Fund and
NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness). We are also donating
all the proceeds from all our other Kitschy Digitals sales between today
and Friday to the same charities. You can get the pattern here.
I know many of you, like us,
live in other countries, places where the gun control laws and the
mental health system are very different than those in the United States,
but I also know that, like us, you understand how tragedies like these
affect us all – no matter where in the world we are. We hope you’ll take a
few moments to purchase this pattern in support of our chosen charities
and that you’ll take some time to stitch it up for someone you love –
or better yet, use it to teach someone to stitch – not only because it’s
a wonderful way to spend time together, but because giving someone a
creative outlet to express themselves is often putting them on a path to
good mental health.
We'd like to extend a big thank you to Danielle at Kitschy Digitals for putting this together and for giving us the opportunity to help - and thank you to all of you too, from the bottom of our hearts. J&C