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How a bunch of scrapbookers made a big difference

how a bunch of scrapbookers made a big difference
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Thank you for support yesterday. I cannot say that enough.

Thank you for backing the idea. Thank you for telling your friends. Thank you for signing up for a class. Thank you for emailing and asking how you can help. Thank you for leaving comments and sharing your experiences. Thank you for proving that girl power can be pretty darn powerful indeed.

In twenty-four hours, with your help, we raised £1200. That’s 1,968 US dollars. Or 1,363 Euros. Or 1,838 Australian dollars. And trust me, I did the adding up several times just to make sure because well, that was a much bigger number than I really expected. And after I did all that math, I just couldn’t stop smiling.

This morning we sorted all the currency conversion and account transfers and I got to call the Plan-UK office and report in with our total and make our donation. And I may have laughed a bit when asked the question ‘So are you that scrapbook girl?’ A little later when everything had officially arrived at The Girls’ Fund, I received this email I wanted to share with all of you.

email from Plan-UK girls' fund

A few payments came in after the 6am closing time and I went ahead and donated those, but I have now sent the payment so my big drive here is officially closed. However, if you would like to support The Girls’ Fund or any of their other projects, please have a look at the Plan-UK website where you can sponsor a child with a monthly pledge or give a one-off donation. You’ll also find details of how you can host a Girls’ Night In or sign your signature to help protect the rights of women and girls.

Thank you so much for helping me raise £1200 to give to this cause. And thank you to Plan, for using it to help girls go to school and stand up for themselves. May our little bit of girl power go a long, long way.


01 June 2011

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27 Comments for How a bunch of scrapbookers made a big difference

  1. Ruth Southorn Says:

    Masive congrats Shimelle from all at Papercraft inspirations magazine – glad we could help spread the word!!!
    And hope everyone enjoys their classes ;)

  2. Mel Says:

    WOOOOO HOOOOO!!! Well done everybody, but especially you Shimelle – that’s fantastic and fabby and amazing and I can’t stop smiling myself to see that total! YAY!!

  3. Alison Says:

    YAY! Well done people! Shimelle…what a fantastic amount and what a superb idea of yours
    Alison xx

  4. Jennie Says:

    That is briiliant news Shimelle, a very well done. Girl Power is still an awesome thing, I think it may now be officially stronger than The Force.

  5. Lizzie Says:

    Well done to you, Shimelle, and to all the lovely folk who supported this drive yesterday! £1200 is a wonderful achievement – I bet you were grinning all over your face!

  6. Jo Says:

    That is a fantastic amount and a brilliant way to raise it. Well done x

  7. Melissa Says:

    That is awesome Shimelle! Your classes are so well done, and I’m hoping you’ll continue to see many of them purchased so that you will be blessed as well now that you’ve made such a wonderful contribution!

  8. Christina Says:

    I’m sad I can’t help financially, but incredibly moved by the power of you all, and am proud to be a member of the worldwide papercrafting community. You ladies ROCK!

  9. gramiami Says:

    This is so wonderful. My daughter-in-law was born in Laos and I think of what her life and my granddaughter’s could have been.

  10. Andrea Says:

    This is great! We have two foster children (both girls) with Plan and this money is going to the right people :-)

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