Past Design Teams

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Got Wings?

A few years ago, I was selected as one of fifty ambassadors to travel to Texas to be trained as a Fiskateer. It was at this event that I first got to meet in person Elena; aka Princess Elena. Over the years I have watched and supported her as she has grown her charity from it's origin as Scrapbook Royalty to expand to also include Charity Wings.

This amazing organization pairs with charities from across the country to raise money through paper crafting events. She works tirelessly for the organizations that she supports and has a team of volunteers that donate their time to keep the charity working.

Just a few weeks ago, I was able to volunteer at the Scrapbook Expo in Puyallup at the Charity Wings make and take booth in support of Ovarian Cancer Research. I had such a great time getting to see Elena and my fellow Brave Girl Deana.

Straight from the Expo, she hopped on a plane and flew to Chicago to host a live video streamed event from CHA. She worked so hard to bring the floor of the show right to each event attendee. If you signed up to watch live you could also received a goody swag bag that was stuffed full of products from sponsors that donated them. These are amazing boxes...packed with awesome products that are from some of the best craft companies out there. There are still some goody bags left if you wanted to help support this wonderful organization.... you can find them here along with the list of contents...while you're there pick up a Got Wings tshirt too!

And...if that wasn't enough...there are a bunch of auctions that will be listed on Ebay to support the Acts of Simple Kindness (ASK) Non-Profit Organization that helps kids of widows and widowers, under the age of 18, with grants so they may participate in programs in the areas of education, sports, music and the arts.

If you have time please take a few moments and check out this amazing organization and the charity events they are sponsoring around the country this year. And if you see Princess Elena....tell her Lynda says hello!!!

Happy crafting....

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