Do you have a local group that is close to your heart and you wish you could afford to support them in a big way? Well, you really can do this through your card making and rubber stamping. Gather up your stamping friends and hold a card making event.
After you and your group decide what charity you would like to help, you need to contact the group and ask if they would like for you to help them. Surely they will agree. Explain to them that you plan on having a card making party and charge for the event. Ask if you can have people purchasing tickets to make the checks out to them. This saves you from setting up a special checking account for the event. Also, most are approved tax donations and the copy of the check helps at tax time proving donations.
Next you want to decide on a date and when the event will start and end. Next is to find a location. Most churches will allow you to use their community rooms free.
Decide how many cards you will be making. Make certain the cards are simple enough for even beginning stampers, but you want them attractive and cards you are proud to send to your friends. When you get an idea of the cost of the supplies, you can set the price of the tickets. If you start asking for cardstock and items you need for the event, you will get most everything donated.
As an example, my stamping friends and I are holding an event this Saturday from noon until 3PM. We are making eight cards. The cards take less than ten minutes to make since we have done all the cutting. We charged $25 per a ticket and had thirty tickets to sell. Since we got supplies donated, we have $750 for the tickets. We are selling hand made cards, refreshments, and have a raffle. We have already sold over a hundred dollars in cards. By the end of the day Saturday, we should have close to a thousand dollars to donate to the Advocates Saving Adoptable Pets, our local chapter.
Not only are we helping some animals that need good homes and medical supplies, we have all become closer and have had a great time this month working on this project and really getting to know each other.
So, why don't you and your stamping friends join forces and help a local group in need of funds in your community. Enjoy your stamping and help others in need.