***04/25/2012*** Delivered the goos here
***Edited 04/19/2012*** Angie update can be found here Thank you all so much!
***My heart is so happy knowing I belong to such a wonderful community. You all are truly amazing! Thank you all so much, from the bottom of my crafty heart :) For those of you who have asked gift cards are welcomed we have Michael's, Joann Fabrics, Archivers, and Hobby Lobby near us. Thanks again <3***
Hello all. Today I'm posting about personal things. Usually I keep it just crafty around here but today I am appealing to the crafting communities generous heart.
Like I said I usually don't do this so you probably don't know that my career of choice is being a dispatcher for a local police department. I dispatch for Police, Fire and EMS. As I'm sure you can understand this job can be quite stressful. In order to relieve my stress, I craft. As I'm sure many of you do too. My co-worker and friend Angie does as well. Well, she did until she lost everything in an apartment fire on Tuesday night. Thank God Angie, her two boys, and her mom made it out safely. Ang was able to grab two photo albums of the boys when they were babies and a laptop, that's it.
I would like to do a card drive for Angie. I would also like to ask for any kind of crafty donations you can make. She is an avid scrapbooker and card maker. If you have something that has been in your stash unused forever ( I know I do!) Angie could sure you use it. I know how devastated I would be to lose everything I owe, including my crafty stuff. I know it's just stuff but it's my relaxation, my oasis, from my crazy life. Now that Angie's life is nothing but crazy I sure would like to provide her with the tools to practice her beloved hobby.
Let me tell you a little bit about my friend. She is a single mother of two boys who works two jobs to support them. Anthony is a 14yo freshman and Christopher is a 18yo senior. The boys play many sports but their favorite is hockey. Angie travels with them for games, goes to their practices, fundraisers, and works very hard to afford their equipment, which is very expensive (thankfully it was in the garage during the fire). She is the type of friend who is always doing for other people, always putting them first. Sometimes I think she is super woman! She works her first job, gets off at 5:00pm, stops home makes sure the boys are eating/doing homework/or taking them to practice, drives to her second job (police station) and works until 11:30pm. Yet she still finds time to do for others and make it to mass every Sunday. I'm telling you all she is AMAZING!
Okay so here's the run down:
I'm looking for thinking of you cards and cards with cheery sentiments.
I would like to be able to give her the cards/goodies by April 7th so please have any donations to me by April 6th. If you can't meet the deadline but have a crafty donation send it anyway. I can always get it to her later.
Like I said Angie is both a scrapbooker and a card maker so literally anything you have I will take. She is especially sad about her Cricut so if you would like to make a monetary donation towards the purchase of a new cricut that would also be greatly appreciated.
Patterned paper, stamps, adhesives, plain card stock, ink, . . . .you all know what you use.
You can send it to: Kelly Latevola
I know this is a long post, and I thank you for staying with me :) Please keep Angie and her family in your prayers and share this post with your other crafty friends :) Thank you so much!
For those of you who are interested this is the photo Angie Sent me and a link to a news video