The last Saturday of October was the day for our annual Christmas Charity Workshop at Genesis Church.
Thirty-two ladies and 7 demonstrators (also ladies) came together to create Christmas projects and raise money for our footprints program.
This is the fabulous team that got it all organised - plenty of preparation went on ahead of time to cut and package the kits and make samples (in quadruple time!)
We had five tables working on the projects.
And the wonderful Nanna Marg working in the kitchen with Lee.
What a wonderful spread they created - this is just morning tea!!
Each year Stampin' Up! donates a HUGE box of products for our raffle. There were five main prizes - boxes of goodies!
And heaps of other prizes.
We had a fabulous display of Christmas cards and projects!
Our welcome bags....
Our raffle raised a grand total of.........$912!!!!!!!!!!!!
This was the result of raffle proceeds and the generosity of Genesis who donated the food and venue portion of the budget back to us.
What is the money used for?
We now have footprint cards in three sections of the Gold Coast University Hospital, a box at John Flynn, and the Gold Coast Private Hospital is ready to receive a box also.
These cards are used to record the footprints of still born and premmie babies so that parents and grandparents have a quality keepsake to take home.
We also have set up craft boxes for patients at John Flynn. These boxes contain all the materials for them to make a card whilst recuperating in hospital.
I will keep you posted when we have sessions to restock these boxes.
Thanks to everyone who came along and helped with this wonderful event and contributed in many different ways.
Thanks for stopping by! I will post the projects in a future post!