We're making a pink card like this cute Birthday Bakery one at every workshop of mine this month--can you guess why?
It only seems right that my chosen charity organization for October is one that ministers to women who have just had a mastectomy because of breast cancer. I lost my paternal grandmother to cancer when I was only seven, and this past year my maternal grandmother underwent a lumpectomy (she is doing very well, thank you to all who remembered and have sweetly asked after her since that time!) So I greatly appreciate those who would strive to provide comfort and support in one of life's most difficult moments.
Necessities Bag is a great idea, formed by a former patient herself, of giving each woman a bag with essential supplies and practical guidance, as well as being an organization that doctors, nurses and caregivers can go to for information. Necessities Bag relies completely on donations. You can read more about this neat organization here.
One of the things in the bags is thank-you notes! Patients will have many people to thank for providing care and help while they are in the hospital and during recovery. Necessities Bag is always in need of more cards. Luckily, I know a whole slew of fantastic stampers who can help out!
If you would like to donate cards to this project, please send them to me by the end of November. I will be mailing a package after Thanksgiving and I hope to have 100 cards to send, like we did last time! Wouldn't that be awesome?! Email me for the address, and thank you in advance for helping the women--mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, aunts, friends of us all--who are journeying through that valley.