Tuesday, August 5, 2008

For the good of Aaron

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!!!


  1. Hi Liz!
    We have already had customers purchasing their raffle tickets! We have the HUGE basket on the counter for all the customers to see, and it's been great to see so many want to help Aaron.
    We will have the basket here for a week or so, and then it will go to Torrance for their customers to have a chance too.
    Mary Ann
    Strictly Scrapbooking

  2. I'm all teary eyed girl!! This is so great!! I need to think of something I could do to help more. You're totally fabulous!! I will buy a ticket probably on their site.

  3. Hi Liz, long time no see!
    This post is perfect for introducing you (if you don't already know her), to a lady i've been visiting since I found her through all the blogs! She's over at love conquers all and her name is Jeannene and her daughter Mila has autism and she has a COOL update on her blog...that is SO, SO, SO wonderful that Aaron is so close to getting his dog. Happy happies to you. Joyce

  4. There is something on my blog for you

  5. Oh, my....how awesome!!! Something good for Aaron and lots of scrappy goodies (I'm anxious to get my hands on some "thickers")!

  6. liz you have been such an amazing support. you've been such a support to our family. thank you for all you've done and all you're doing.


  7. Wow! Liz...what an amazing thing to organize...I really hope the money raised, far exceeds everyones expectations. For the $ the basket sounds like a scrappy dream come true...oh to live nearby :o)