Have you heard of Project 320? If not, you really must check it out this week. A group of six amazing women have teamed up to raise $5,000 in one week, enough to fund a well through charitywater.org. They received 300 donated items which they grouped into 15 prize bundles (one will include a $50 sarah + abraham gift certificate).
I just read a beautifully written Storque article on Etsy, which has apparently inspired over 40 additional Etsy sellers to join the Cora Paige Benefit Sale, bringing the total to 120 Etsy sellers participating! I decided to conclude my fundraising when I reached $500, but the event will continue until Cora’s birthday, March 5th, at which time we’ll all donate our proceeds online.
As of yesterday 32 sellers had reported their sales totals to the organizer, Heather, and the total amount that has been raised so far by those sellers is $5,600! I’ll let you know what the grand total ends up being at the end of the event.
One of the comments posted on the Storque article was that “crafters are such nice people”… I couldn’t agree more!
This has been such an interesting day… last night I added some 8×10 prints and postcard sets from my Etsy shop to the Cora Paige Benefit Sale, and so far I’ve raised $290! It’s been so rewarding seeing this project come together because I couldn’t have donated that amount on my own, but donating the prints and postcards is no problem at all.
The McClenahan family has been on my mind all week since I learned about Cora, their beautiful 11-month-old daughter, who was diagnosed with cancer just a few short weeks ago and passed away on Sunday, February 8th. They’ve been so generous to share their journey and their faith through their blog. And now the blogging/Etsy community is coming together to pay tribute to Cora’s memory through a benefit sale to help support the building of the Cora Playground.
Please take a moment to browse through the items that are being donated by over fifty talented and generous Etsy sellers. (The fabric flower brooch above is one of the purchases I’ve already made from Sunnypond.)
Donations may also be made directly to the Cora Playground here.