Friday, December 3, 2010

Thank you, thank you!


I am constantly reminded that the sewing and quilting communities are full of kind and generous people, like you!

Thank you all so much for your heart warming donations and participation in our first { Modern } Relief fundraiser in support of World Vision’s efforts to end hunger.

The drive has officially closed, and we finished with a whopping $5810.00 raised. Wow! This far exceeded our wildest expectations, and blew away the $4000.00 goal we set when we launched the effort.

What can this money provide?
  • 863 apple, orange, mango, and other healthy fruit trees to provide the vitamins and nutrients growing kids need.
  • 143 farm animals that will provide ample protein and vital nutrition — including milk, eggs, meat, and more — to a needy family for years to come.
  • 49 sheep, whose wool can yield soft, warm, long -lasting clothes for impoverished families.
  • 18 oxen and 2 plows. With oxen-power, a family has more food, and children can attend school instead of work in the fields.
  • 11 dairy cows to help boost a family’s protein and calcium intake.
  • 7 bulls to produce the livestock — and the milk, meat, and income — that can help an entire village thrive.

In short, you guys rock.

Although the raffle for the quilts has closed, you can locate information regarding World Vision efforts and how you can continue to support their mission throughout the entire year through their website at www.worldvision.org/.

Stay tuned -- we will be announcing the winners of the raffle over the next two weeks.

5 comments:

  1. So awesome! Thank you guys for organizing such a great event. I can't wait to hear who the winners are!

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  2. I am glad that some one in the world will have a chance at a better life. Thank you for hosting this fund raiser.

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  3. LOVE the World Vision Christmas shopping mag. I bought my daughter the gift of education for one girl and for my son, rehabilitation for a boy soldier. That's some feel-good holiday shopping. Thank all of you for your generosity of time, expertise and spirit!

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