A few months ago, my sweet friend MaryAnne approached me with an idea she had to celebrate her 30th year of being cancer free. She wanted to do something that mattered, something wonderful, something that would not only raise money for the American Cancer Society, but also place hope into the hands of cancer patients, survivors and their families.
I fell madly in love with the idea and so did 40 other bloggers, who worked side by side with their children to create the inspiring craft projects you see here.
The projects are amazing.
and incredibly creative.
Something you can do with your children and then share with family members who could use a pick me up, or even make them for a local cancer center.
I know we will be making a few of our project to take to CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital this summer.
This is the cheerful butterfly banner we submitted to the project and boy did we have a great time making it! It looks fantastic in our playroom, but was designed to cheer up a stark hospital room (they just never feel cozy do they?) or a gloomy bedroom someone is spending too much time in.
The thought was children could use simple materials to create something to brighten up someone’s day.
Small Hands Creating Hope.
Now all of the craft projects have been complied together (with tutorials) into an e-book you can receive for making a donation of $15 or more to the American Cancer Society. After you make your donation, you will receive an email with a link to download the e-book. If you donate $15 or more and don’t get an email with the download link – contact me right away so we can get that fixed.
Trust me, it is fantastic! 70 pages of crafts kids can make and heartwarming stories of how cancer has touched these families.
There is also a paperback version of this book you can purchase after making your donation (of $15 or more) for just $10.52. This price is just to cover our production costs of the book, we do not make any money off of it nor do proceeds go to benefit ACS or MaryAnne. BUT, it is a wonderful keepsake and would make a really lovely gift. I highly recommend it.
So much in fact, I want to give a few away.
Starting today, you’ll have plenty of chances to be entered to win a few of these books. I am even going as far to say the first 5 KSW readers who donate $30 or more to the American Cancer Society through our page, will receive a free hardcopy version of this book. Free meaning, I will buy it and send it to you as thanks for your donation.
We are trying to raise $3,000 by MaryAnne’s 30 year celebration of being cancer free – July 4th. We are at $600 right now and would really appreciate your help reaching this goal.
Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone could celebrate their 30 years of being cancer free?
Here’s to a world with less cancer and more birthdays!!
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