Monday, March 14, 2011

Time for a giveaway

I think I watched the news too much yesterday. I had such a hard time falling asleep and I was tossing and turning all night. I want to see what's going on in Tokyo and Sendai, but at the same time the images are so disturbing and makes me sad.

We are suppose to go to Tokyo for spring break, but I'm not so sure now. With aftershocks, radiation and everything else going on there, I think I rather go somewhere else.

The kids' school is collecting warm clothes and blankets to send up there, but as always money is the best donations.


I encourage you all to donate to the American Red Cross. The minimum amount to donate is $10 and I think everyone can afford that.

Here's the link to donate. Click it.


Everyone that leaves a comment to this post will be in the drawing for this paper pack from Fancy Pants. It has 48 sheets with the theme "Family"




Tell me if you have donated money to the tsunami victims or if you haven't, will you?

I will draw a random winner in a few days.
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48 comments:

Pias Doodling said...

Glad to hear that you are ok Helen! Those papers look yummy! Hugs Pia

Jillian LeBourveau said...

Helen, I LOVE this paper pack! So cute! Anyways, I donated at the commisary today! They have signs down every isle that are good things to donate like rice, canned goods, soap, diapers, even womens products...the littlest things! You can purchase the items at the register and drop the items off right at the end of the register! The military is shipping them over with our troops for disaster relief!

Wendy Crowe said...

What a great set of papers! Times like this really make you appreciate what you have.
We are setting up a collection and donation station at our school for Japan.
We are also working on projects for the Girl Scouts to accept donations to be sent to Japan. We sent some info to Counsel and are waiting for approval.
God bless those that have been affected.

Birgit said...

I have been following with horror the pictures on the news and my mind is with all those people, who are going through hard times right now. I am glad to hear that you and your family are well.
We have already donated to the German Red Cross under the heading "Tsunami 2011" and hope that we can better contribute a small part!

Graziscrap said...

I loved those papers!!! I really would love to have them!!! Have a great week!

pdrnc said...

A co-worker has family in Japan. We are giving her money and donations and she is setting it up to send there. Such devastating images from there. My heart and prayers go out to everyone.

The Scrappy Cottage said...

It was such a sad thing to wake up to. My thoughts and prayers go out to all that was affected by this earthquake. Giving is so easy in times like this. I also love the paper pack. Have a blessed day....

Anna Petitt said...

I'm so glad you're okay over there! It breaks my heart to look at what over there. That could be us over in America at any time!
Thanks for the chance for the free giveaway! Lovely papers!

slotr04-scrapjazz said...

So Scary!!!! I am hurting for those people. What a lovely giveaway though!!!! i am planning on donate in the next few weeks.

LadybugCarrie said...

The devastation in Japan is unbelievable. My heart goes out to them. I have already made a donation and I hope others do too. Thank you for the chance to win the great paper!

April said...

What a great post Helen. I actually haven't let myself watch any of the news coverage because I'm a very overly sensitive person. After watching the tragedy of 9/11, I was depressed for weeks. :( So, instead of letting myself actually see the horror of what's happened, I just pray for the people who have been through it and hope that somehow they can get through it all. I know that their lives will never again be the same, but hopefully with the help that will be coming to them, they can rebuild their lives and start again. I will definitely be donating some money asap...
- April

MiamiKel said...

I know just what you mean about seeing the devastation on tv - it's been heartbreaking. So sweet of you all to have the donations, the smallets things make a difference. THank you for the chance to win your paper - I'm a long time viewer of your blog and the inspiration is just over the top. x0x0

Stephanie Zito said...

Ooohh, gorgeous papers! We haven't donated yet but plan to. Thanks for the Red Cross link! So heartbreaking.

Elisabeth said...

I just donated with the Austrian Red Cross. I think giving money is the best we can do right now.

Thanks for the chance to win this paper!

Scrappy said...

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan are so scary. The videos and pictures are heartbreaking. We haven't donated yet,but we will.

TeenaBugg38 said...

I haven't donated yet either but definately will. So sad. Thanks for a chance to win !

karen In Houston said...

Wow another great rak, love those papers.
I hope to donate when I get my SS check, living on a fixed income sure is difficult, there is very little spendable cash after bills, meds and dr appts.
My prayers are with all involved in the disaster, losing loved ones, living in horrible conditions and the threat of radiation, it would be unbearable for me......

Janice said...

Thank you for setting up a donation account. And I do agree that Tokyo is not exactly a destination place for awhile, until the radiation threat is over. I will be donating through the Canadian Red Cross or the Anglican Appeal....I just cannot imagine living through that, and I cannot watch it on the news as I feel so helpless in this disaster.

Vicki said...

Such a horrible reminder that life can be chanced forever in a second. I will be donating thru Save the Children (I work in a toy store and we are all about helping little ones.)

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Kelly Massman said...

The news in Japan is heart-wrenching. It's hard to understand why so many catastrophes are happening all over the world. We haven't donated yet--hard to decide what to do. Will check with our local Red Cross... Thanks for a chance to win the Fancy Pants.

♥Silvana♥ said...

Here we have a few organizations in which we can bring canned food, rice etc....I'll be doing that =)
Thanks for the chance to win this cute colleccion =)

Dara Lynn said...

6 weeks ago, our son who serves in the USAF, transferred to Fussa, Japan for his dream tour in Japan. He has talked about Japan from the very start of his military career. Friday was a very long day till we heard he was ok. Now, with the threat of nuclear meltdowns, it is almost too much to bear. All we can do here is pray for the safety of all, and God's grace and comfort for those who have lost loved ones. Please donate! We have! Thank you to Jillian on updating what the commisary is doing on their base.

alwayscharlie said...

I'm glad that you are okay. We are praying for the safety of everyone. It's such a horrifying situation. We are planning to donate through my husbands work. I will post the link on my blog though.

mustangkayla said...

I have been thinking a lot about the people in Japan also! I can't imagine the terror they are going through! Faboo give-away!

Harma said...

The devastation in Japan is unbelievable. My heart goes out to them. I have already made a donation to Salvation and Redcross and I hope others do too. Thank you for the chance to win.
Hugs harma

Rachelle said...

I am so glad you guys are okay. The papers look wonderful. I haven't donated yet but, plan to after we get paid.
Rachelle

joyfulhrtatgmail.com

*Heart2Heart* said...

Yes Ive donated to help the people of Japan and plan to donate more! It so sad to see these disaters happening too often in different parts of the world and to see so many live affected its so scary! God bless them

Love the papers, thanks for the chance to win!

x

Larisa Katykhin said...

Hi I just want to tell you that I really like your blog, the paper looks really nice, thankyou for giving us so many nice ideas.

Sue said...

Lovely paper !!! Thanks for the giveaway.

Katherine said...

I've donated via TXT... It's so sad and I was very happy to see that you guys were ok there in Oki! If you guys didnt want to visit Tokyo you could always visit Iwakuni in July :)

Talk to you soon!

<3

SCRAPLICA said...

I loved soo much this collections. I love the colors!!! I hope I have lucky in this giveway!
Thanks for the chance!!!

Wende said...

It is really quite a small world. Sending money right now is the best we can do to help the victims of yet another major disaster here of late. Thanks for hte chance to win .

Alison Richardson said...

So glad to hear you are ok Helen, a friend of mine lost everything recently out in NZ due to the quake there.

What an awesome way to encourage others to help in these sad times. I live on a tight budget but always donate to causes like these. I know first hand how appreciative it is when a charity gives you what you need to survive in hard times. I am thankful that I will probably never be witness to a disaster of this magnitude. I can't bare to turn the news & see those images of the aftermath. Instead I send out thoughts & prayers for these poor people.

Cheryl said...

I'm terribly upset about what's happening in Japan, like everybody else!

A chance to win these wonderful papers would sure be a boost right now!!

Momofaym said...

I would think again on Tokyo for spring break and I would love to win these papers ! Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're okay. Such devastation...so sad. I clicked on the link to donate, but they don't have a paypal option and I really don't like to give my cc info online.
I love the paper pack...thanks for the chance to win!

Carol aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten at hotmail dot com

Lauren Baker said...

we'll be donating a few of our food storage items here shortly to a place in town since thats all we can afford right now in hopes that anything helps. hope things start turning around for people out there.

skcoe said...

We haven't donated yet but plan to soon, I have a good friend who has been personally affected and we may sponsor him and his family in their recovery.

It's just devastating. What a bright happy thing you're doing to have a fun getaway!

debpaint16 said...

This is just a tragic horror for all involved! I have been praying since I 1st heard. I have yet to donate, but plan on doing so very soon! We can never imagine the insanity that these people are living with! Thanks for the chance to win a beautiful paper pack!
debpaint16@aol.com

elke said...

I'm glad to hear you and your family are okay! Those papers look nice. Thanks for the chance to win!

lg
elke

sa_homespun / Michelle van Wyk said...

The devestation is just too terrible.. I would love to donate and will do so shortly. Will look out for some stations here in South Africa..not many around at the moment. Have a lady at work who knows a 7 year old girl who was swept away in a bus.. My heart is aching.. poor country.
Thanks for the chance to win this lovely paper.
Hugs, Michelle v Wyk

kathie said...

Yes, I have donated through my church, the money went to Catholic Charities who will distribute it to the relief fund. I can't imagine how horrible it would be, all I can say is "God, Bless Them!"

nanapatty said...

Yes, we are planning on donating. When you hear of something so devastating as what has happened to Japan, you hug your loved ones and pray for those affected.

Sue said...

It's so sad to see all that is going on. The Red Cross is a great place to donate. I hope your vacation plans can be changed so that you can enjoy yourself. That paper pad is awesome. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Crystal said...

I know what you mean. I watch with such sadness in my heart. I cannot even begin to imagine what it must be like. We see it on the tv but it can't begin to compare to living it. Prayers everday and thanks for the link -- I'm going to "click it".

Susie said...

what a wonderful post! I belong to a church who has a missionary in Japan so I have given a donation to the Wesleyan Missions for Japan! I just found your blog today looking for tutorials and am thrilled to find it

Sabrina Mix said...

Hi, Helen!

Loved the pack.

We haven't donated yet but plan to.

xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi
Like your blog.You have beautiful things here. I did donate. It was hard for me to sleep at night, thinking about the devestated people in your country. My heart goes out to them still. There is much of this in the world now. Birth pangs are here.