My heart aches for those who are suffering in Japan. I think I cried every time I watched the news the first week of the disaster. It's just so, so sad. They need our help and every penny helps, right?! Right! Here's a chance for one of you to win some cool jewelry and help those suffering from the tsunami.
(The auction has now closed--Tammy has won the auction! Thank you SO much Tammy for your generous bid and thanks to the rest of the gals, too! I'm so excited to donate this money to our Japanese friends!)
This is how the auction will work: if you would like to place a "bid", leave a comment on this post telling me what your bid is. The person with the highest bid by this Saturday, April 2, wins! I'll send the winner a PayPal invoice for the amount they offered, and I will then donate 100% of the money to the Humanitarian Aid Fund through my church. (100% of all donations to this fund go to those in need--there are no administrative fees whatsoever!) I will cover the shipping cost.
Are you ready to see what could be yours??
The winner of this auction will receive the following:
1. A Gorgeous Silver Plated Swan Ring Holder (a recent find of mine--I can't believe I'm willing to give it up!)
2. An Inspiration Ring stamped with the word HOPE ($35 value)--or the word of your choice :)
3. A pair of Turquoise Earrings ($20 Value)
4. A handy-dandy upcycled wool bag for your purse made by my talented bff Avey! (Oh my, I think that's the first time I've used ''bff'' before--I feel so highschool-ish now.) I love the blue ceramic baubles on the front, and the pocket on the back ($12 value)!
Here are a few close-ups of the different items.
Again, I love this swan...
And I love the details on the dish.
The wool bag is made of a recycled sweater; the blue baubles from a necklace. Too cool.
Check out the cute little pocket on the back!
Good work, Avey!
Okay, so who wants to be the first bidder for this gorgeous little package?! Let's help our friends out in Japan! They need it!
Also, real quick--
I've recently been involved in a very cool service project. The goal: to collect 1000 blankets for tsunami victims in Japan. It is still very cold in Japan and many of these dear people, including children, are sleeping on cold floors in shelters. The project idea originated with a man from my church in Portland who works for a company that has a factory in Shirakawa, which is in the Fukushima Prefecture (made famous for the nuclear reactor catastrophe). His company jet will deliver the blankets along with food and other supplies the first week in April. One of my favorite parts of the project is that they've asked each person who donates to attach a note of encouragement and support to the blanket for the recipient. I love the personal touch.
As soon as I heard of this project I knew I wanted to help and since I teach the 16 and 17 year old gals at church I wanted to get them involved, too! We recently got together and tied a warm fleece blanket to donate. I am so lucky to be surrounded by these lovely ladies every Sunday. They are absolutely amazing!
(And I recently heard over 1000 blankets have already been donated!!)
p.s. Don't forget--the commenter to leave the highest bid wins the auction!!