As most of you know, I have a passion for Autism. When I heard about Noel's nephew and the struggles that his family go through on a day to day basis. it just latched to my heart. Locally we have been working on raising funds to get Aaron his service dog.
Last week the SO Cal Scrapbook retailers had their Vendor Faire. I was asked by Sophia of strictly scrapbooking to organize something for Aaron so that we could help him raise money. We came up with a raffle and product was graciously donated by all the vendors at the show. Together, we raised $595 for Aaron's dog. And the winner ended up being Sophia! She graciously donated the basket back and is now selling raffle tickets for $10 at her store to raise even more money for Aaron.
I estimate that there is roughly about $1000 of product in there. American Crafts donated 27 packs of Thickers, one of each from their display (over $300 alone!) Making Memories donated TONS of stuff (close to $300 as well) My Minds Eye Donated 4 complete paper line kits, and so much more!!! I only wish I could remember what was in the basket. The picture should give you a good idea though.
So if you are interested in purchasing a ticket, ANYONE can buy one!!! check out the store site for contact info adn they will hook you up.
Aaron is soooooo close to getting his dog, I really hope this pushes his funds over the edge and he will get his dog!!!