YOU CAN HELP!!!! (I’ve copied this from Ali Russel’s blog but the same applies to please read on…)
A good friend of mine, Sarah Gladman has started a fantastic plan to help those families devistated by the Victorian fires this week. This week over 173 people lost their lives in the most horrific fires in Australian history. The death Toll is expected to reach over 300 lives. Below is Sarah’s plan and YOU CAN HELP!!
As scrappers, one of the most important things we deal with on a daily basis are memories. Family memories, memories of loved ones, memories of holidays, birthdays, christenings, bbq’s and days at the beach. These families in Victoria have got no tangible evidence of their lives left. No family photos. No happy snaps. You can replace a fridge, but you can’t replace years of momentos.
In order to help out these family begin to put their lives back together I have started a scrapbooking plan – called “MEMORY GIFTS”.
Quite simply, I ask each and every one of you who read this blog to donate a 12 x 12inch almost completed scrapbook LO to the “Memory Gifts” program. Each page will be sent to me. I will collect them and bind them, then hand them over to the head of Pastoral Care for the Victorian Catholic Education Office, Maria Kirkwood in Melbourne. It will not be just Catholic families benefiting, it will be anyone who needs it.
Each family devastated by fire will be (in time) given album pages to help them begin their memories again. Those families can then approach their own families for copies of photos to put into the albums, or simply start putting in fresh memories.
If you think you can help, please leave me a comment and I will forward it on to Sarah who will give you her postal address so that you can send your page. Any help you can give will be much appreciated.
I plan to have these albums finished by the 20th of March – that gives us a month to get cracking and create as many pages as we can!
If you feel you wish to contribute in some other way, please leave me a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Many thanks on the behalf of the Victorian families who have lost everything. If we all scrap just one page each we will be able to give these families a wonderful gift to treasure!!!