Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Craft for a Cause Contest Celebration!
First, you all entered the first phase of the contest in September and October - I hounded you for months to get a card made, Ciara even made a video encouraging you! THANK you to everyone who entered a card in our name!!!
And secondly, the voting phase - you all tolerated daily facebook posts, reminders on the blogs, special annoying emails.....and you all went out there and voted. Again and again - thank you!!
The results were fantastic - Operation Write Home won SECOND PLACE! The prize is $25,000!!! We couldn't be more impressed with your efforts....thank you! And we are uber-grateful to Jo-Ann's for their generosity in giving away prizes like they did - WOW! What a company with HEART!
Our first expenditure will be ordering a case of packing tape. And treating our shippers to new tape guns! We're "big spenders" 'round here! LOL!
In 2011 our board will be meeting to start talking about the expenditure of those monies. Though this prize gives us some breathing room, my dream would be to continue paying for shipping with the gifts made by our cardmakers and supporters....the donations regularly of $5, $20, $50, and $100 have made it possible to keep those boxes going out to our heroes, and we want your monies to go to the actual program! With any large grants we receive, I'd like us to cover administrative and professional fees, so your regular gifts keep the program going :)
You can leave a comment here on this blog post....go share some love on our Facebook page, and then let's all make a special thank-you card for Jo-Ann's and send it to them! Be sure to mention OWH of course - and stamp the back! Post a pic of yours in the InLinkz widget so we can all see :)
Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
5555 Darrow Road
Hudson, Ohio 44236
Posted by Operation Write Home at 6:00 AM