Monday, 9 February 2009

Raising funds for Victoria's Bushfire Victims

My heart has been lifted somewhat when I read others' blog posts about the different methods through which we can donate very much needed cash to be distributed to those in desperate need after the weekends devastating bushfires. Bloggy peeps are just so generous and always ready to help when it's needed.

I have decided to auction on ebay one of my large Steiner dolls and donate 100% of the funds raised from the auction to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfires 2009 Appeal. Here he is in all his cuteness, just waiting to be taken into a loving home.



I will be setting up the auction tonight on Ebay and will come back here and edit the post with a link to the auction. Edited to add, I am coordinating a group of Ebay auctions for the cause and will list my little buddy with the others on Ebay on Friday 6th March.

I hope that some of you might want this little lad in your home and therefore bid away, with the knowlege that 100% of the funds will go straight to Red Cross.

And if any of you out there have the inclination to do the same I am more than happy to coordinate a group of Ebay auctions - all you would need to do would be to post the toy to me. We could do something like Softies for Mirabel! Contact me and I can send you more inforamation if you would like it.

12 comments:

Fulltiltboogie said...

Good deal, Silly G. Can't imagine what the survivors could be feeling- used to live in the exact area where devastation has occurred, good folks there.

our shabby cottage said...

I would love this little fella in my home! Make sure you give us a link to the auction. I think I may do something similar. Kathryn.

rousabout studio said...

Its a long way from over isnt it.. We had our own little bushfire here on the weekend and that was scary enough! I cant imagine what devastation people must be going through.
On another note, I have tagged you to participate in a 6x6 challenge. see my blog for details.
Thanks
Jo

CurlyPops said...

I'm making a start on it tonight.
Would you mind emailing me your address as I've probably lost it amongst the moving boxes!

Cindy said...

I think we had the same idea. I spoke to Pip and she seemed to think the best idea was for everyone to co-ordinate there efforts and individually list their items.
I have started up a new blog http://handmadehelpsout.blogspot.com/ that I am going to list all items on Ebay and end date - let me know if it is ok to add yours to it.

Sarah said...

OH OH OH I am going to keep my eyes PEELED for this one. I have a baby coming in May and would love it to have this doll. PLEASE keep us up to date with the ebay etc and I better learn how to use it!

jona said...

Thank you for doing this! I have so many bloggy friends over in Victoria and I've been so worried watching all the news. I will keep an eye on the upcoming auctions and post a link (and do some bidding myself).

magikquilter said...

good to see what you are doing...I am making some quilts to give to the victims through the red cross and some members of my flickr groups are making star quilts which they will give to the people through the red cross also....

magikquilter said...

i will add a link to your post in my next blog post and my flickr groups


btw ...your shop is great

Julianne said...

I still cannot believe the amount of loss the Fires have caused, it is absolutely heart breaking.

I will add the info to both of my blogs shortly.

Katherine said...

Wonderful idea! I want to participate with a donation. It's still something I'm in the process of sewing, so I don't have a finished photo just yet. How soon would you need a photo?

Sarah said...

Hello again,

I understand this will now be on ebay Friday 6th March. So when will the auction close? I will have to get my hubby to bid (hope he is feeling generous LOL)