Friday, February 13, 2009

HandMade Help

The people at this awesome blog, HandMadeHelp, are gathering the troops of artists & crafters from all over to help with the Bushfire Relief fund. Do go & take a look & either add your help to their list or purchase from some of the fantastic creative people there. (I'm in there, top of the second page)

Have to say that I'm feeling inspired & somewhat awed & humbled by the way we've responded to this crisis; people really are wonderful after all!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Red Cross Bushfire Appeal 2009

There have been horrendous fatal fires this week here in Victoria, thousands displaced, entire towns gone (no exaggeration, gone), death toll 181 & expected to rise, just unbelievable devastation.

I'm fortunate to be in one of the few rural areas of Victoria not currently on fire. I have registered as a fundraiser with Red Cross Australia & am raising funds through sales from my two Etsy stores Light And Shade Art & The Uppity Woman Vintage . I have also donated 5 items to the Australian Sellers' Etsy Team Bushfire Appeal Store which have already sold, with 100% of those going directly to the appeal.

So how about making a purchase for your present stash now & give to a worthy cause at the same time? Thanks.