Have a Craft Addict Christmas

I had the idea for this giveaway last year but realized pretty quickly that I needed to spend a little more time pullling everything together to make it work the way I envisioned. As the year has gone on, I’ve set aside little goodies and now have accumulated what I think is the ultimate craft addict gift package. Behold:

There’s a little bit of everything here: fabric, beads, Scrabble tiles, scrapbooking elements, ribbon, tulle, yarn, snaps, buttons, embroidery kits, patterns and books. Everything you need to be a craft addict or feed your existing crafty addiction. A couple of things are from my stash or pre-loved, while some things were purchased new just for you. I think it’s a pretty cool prize and I hope you will, too. (And, given it’s size, I think you can understand why I’m not doing Scrapapalooza this month.)

I’m truly excited to be able to hold this giveaway in conjunction with the Sew, Mama, Sew Give-Away Day (even though I’m a day later than expected). Please be sure to head over to the blog and check out all the amazing crafty blogs that are hosting giveaways.

And allllll this crafty goodness can be YOURS. That’s right — packed in a box to arrive on your doorstep before Christmas. But there’s a catch. Yes, I’m going to make you work for it. Here are the official rules for the Have a Craft Addict Christmas giveaway.

1. You must have a shipping address in the contiguous 48 states. I hate to exclude my crafty friends outside of that boundary but given the size and weight of this package, I need to control shipping costs as much as possible. Forgive me.

2. You must comment on THIS post with a working email address by 9 p.m. Eastern time on Dec. 12, 2008. At that time, I will close comments on this post.

3. Please comment only once on this post.

4. In your comment, you must write about your favorite charity. Tell me the name of it, why you support it, what it does, whatever — give them a plug! Include a link to its web site, if you’d like. I think it’s incredibly important to support nonprofit and charitable organizations throughout the year, not just during the winter holidays, but now’s a great time to share about the good works done by others.

5. If you have a blog, you can earn FIVE extra entries by posting about my giveaway on your blog and linking back to this post. It’d be nice to include my requirement to write about a favorite charity in order to enter, but it’s not a dealbreaker. Please include the link to your blog entry in your one and only comment for entry. You can use the graphic I’ve made on your post, as well.

6. Don’t have a blog? You can earn FIVE extra entries by uploading my graphic to your Flickr or Photobucket account and posting the link to my giveaway in the photo comments/description field. Please include the link to your upload in your one and only comment for entry.

7. The most extra entries you can earn is FIVE, so do No. 5 or No. 6 but not both unless you just really love this giveaway and want to shout it from the rooftops. πŸ™‚

8. I will do the official drawing on Dec. 14, barring any unforseen circumstances such as another computer hard drive failure, losing Internet, losing power, losing my mind or having more entries than I anticipate (my all-time best is 110, IIRC). Winner of the Have a Craft Addict Christmas giveaway will be announced Dec. 15.

9. The winner will need to contact me with his/her information within 48 hours of the prize announcement or I will choose another winner.

Good luck and thanks for playing!

ETA: If your comment doesn’t show up right away, don’t sweat it. The way my comment spam filter is set, if there’s an external link posted, it automatically flags it for my approval before posting. I’m trying to keep up with them as fast as I can. πŸ™‚

193 Replies to “Have a Craft Addict Christmas”

  1. WOw! Look at all that Crafty Goodness! Ok. Well my favorite Charity by far is Easter seals (www.easterseals.com ). Mostly because they did so much to help with our son in finding excellent doctors and helping pay for all the medical equipment we needed when he was a baby.Ever since there generosity we have given back to them as a thanks for all there help with special needs children.

    Here is the link to my site. http://www.three-peas.com the post will be up shortly!!!

    Tiff@Three Peass last blog post..Craft Project Thursday

  2. My son’s teacher had them participate in the Read to Feed program by Heifer International. Awesome group and philosophy. We enjoyed being a part of it.


  3. What an amazing give away! My favorite non profit is Home of the Innocents in Louisville, KY. They provide long term care for medically fragile children who’s families cannot care for them. They have amazing staff, therapists, and facilities, all from community funding. They also have temporary spaces for foster children, teen mothers, and other kids who need their help. I helped build a handicapped accessible playground through a community build there several years ago, and have loved the place ever since. http://www.homeoftheinnocents.org

  4. Wowza Mary, what a fun, generous, and crafty prize. I don’t have 1 favorite charity per-se but for me it is charities that help children get medical help, get fed, get education, get clothed, stay healthy (prevent illnesses &/ or promote exercise/ healthy diet) and/ or feel loved and safe. My favorite charities right now are “Autism Speaks” (1 in 150 children born today will be on the autism spectrum & my 2 kids are on the spectrum), “My Stuff Bags”, YMCA/ YWCA, St. Jude’s, “Fund for Public Schools” and there are more I am surely missing.

    Happy Holidays!,

  5. Wow that is an awesome giveaway! Sign me up for sure!

    My fave charity is Hands of Mercy (www.handsofmercy.com) Where we donate and build 12 by 12 houses for people in need in Mexico. It is amazing to see a family’s life transformed as we build them a whole house in one day!

    Megans last blog post..Some random thoughts

  6. My favorite charity is Earth Justice. I love their motto, “Because the Earth Needs a Good Lawyer” and the environmental work they do. They have checks you can order through many banks and credit unions that support their work. Check out the checks next time you place an order.

  7. What an incredible give-away! I hope I win! My favorite charity (I guess it classifies!) is my church. My church is so faithful to find out the needs of the community and to try and meet those needs as best as possible. It’s great!

    Monica Gees last blog post..We Have a Winner!

  8. How generous of you! Your blog is darling and I am so glad that I found it. Thank you for doing the giveaway.
    I donate money to my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, who use the funds to provide humanitarian aid all over the world. I love knowing that my money is going directly to those who need it. None of our church leaders are paid, they are all volunteers, so I know that those in need are getting 100% of the money. The church has world-wide influence partly due to the missionary effot and can reach tsunami victims in Sri Lanka or flood survivors in Venezuela faster than most non-profits.

    Megs last blog post..Happy Birthday GIVEAWAY!!!

  9. Charity: Helping Hands They help feed the needy in my county.
    Please enter me in the drawing for the giveaway…thanks.

  10. My favorite charity is an organization in my hometown. It is called the Pacifica Resource Center. They help families get back on their feet when financial crisis hits. They have an Adopt-a-Family program for the holiday season where another family or organization takes on the task of providing food, gifts and other items for the family. That way the parents can spend their money on bills to get out of debt. My daughter and I adopted a family ourselves a couple of years ago and our 4H group did it this year. I am crafting a bunch of ornaments to put in the bundle of stuff we are giving the family. Thanks for the giveaway. It looks marvelous.

  11. this is such a generous thing..
    well my favorite charity.. i cannot just think of one.. my favorite thing in the world to do is to give to others and help with others..

    but if i can categorize a charity it would have to be photography linked chairities. I am a members of NILMDTS, OPLOVE, LITTLEST HEROS and am in the process of trying to get into THINK PINK..

    to me photography is an outlet a gift i can give to others who cannot do it themselves.. to see the joy, the thankfulness the feeling the poeple i donate to.. put more joy in my heart and makes me happier than any profit i can make off of a regular session.. the are so true and genuine.. that really its a gift back to me as it is a gift to them

    Samantha Provenzanos last blog post..3 more down

  12. I am currently supporting the Her She Group: http://www.hershegroup.org/

    It is a mentoring program for girls ages 13-21 who are or were in foster care. My friend Laneshia is a mentor in the program and has told me some amazing stories about the girls in the program – how strong and resilient, yet fragile they are.

    I created a bunch of pins for their christmas party, one to give to each girl.

    check out my blogs for the details of what I made.

    Malindas last blog post..giveaway – huge list

  13. Oooh, what a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    My favorite charity, if this counts, is the Sierra Club, for the work they do with city kids to get them out into nature. http://www.sierraclub.org/ico/about.asp

    I was lucky enough to grow up in the middle of the woods, and the hiking, backpacking, and other outdoors opportunities I had as a kid have SO much to do with who I am today as an adult. I think being outdoors feeds kids souls in the same way food feeds their bodies!

    ChrisC.s last blog post..Spooky

  14. Oh. My. Goodness.

    My favorite charity right now is World Vision. I worked for them for several years and although seeing it from the inside revealed a few flaws (like every organization has when viewed with a microscope), I really respect the work they do. I believe that they really work hard to keep from being paternalistic. They do not simply solve the problem for under-resourced people by giving them stuff. They help folks determine what they need for themselves and then give them tools to achieve those goals. That way, when they move on to new communities (and they do), the folks they’ve been helping continue to thrive.

    Child sponsorship dollars go to help the whole community, not just the one child. Wells, schools and clinics benefit everyone. When I visited southern Africa, workers there told me that all children in a village received aid if they were eligible, regardless of whether they had sponsors. Money just gets spread more thinly. I really like that because I can imagine a village in which some kids got shiny new school uniforms and others didn’t and that just seems ugly. So, I’m glad World Vision doesn’t do that and so I sponsor a child in Zambia.

    I promise to use some of the crafts in your fantastic box for something for Rose.

    Rebeccas last blog post..Written on the very late plane last night . . .

  15. Operation Christmas Child:
    We have done this for a couple of years now, but this year Paige and the other girls in GA’s class at church, about 20 of them, collected and packed over 200 boxes. I was so proud of them and loved explaining to her what they were and where they were going. We also like to support Shop with a Cop. It’s a local charity where the police people (?) take underprivileged children to shop for their families. They take donations and sponsorships. Every time I see this on the news I want to cry. The children are so thankful for it πŸ™‚
    I’ll be blogging about this too shortly πŸ™‚

  16. Looks like quite the haul you’re giving away!

    My favorite charity is a local charity run by a friend of the family. Their name is Seedlings and they add Braille to kids books and sell them at a loss. (it costs them more to make them than they sell them for) It’s a great non-profit that provides books to kids who may not otherwise have access to them. Their website is http://www.seedlings.org/index.php

  17. Wow, what an incredible giveaway! Thanks!

    My favorite charity is Miracle Diapers. They provide cloth diapers to low income families. Cloth diapering can be a bit expensive to start out (even though the money you save evens it out quickly) and this charity helps with that. Here is their website:

  18. How absolutely generous of you! My favorite charity is the Ronald McDonald House charities http://www.ronald-mcdonaldhouse.com/. Da’Gorgeouses were born 16 weeks early weighing 1.4 and 1.5 lbs in May of 2006. DrillSgt. and I literally lived there for 14 (almost 15 weeks) straight while they finished growing in the NICU. We were only steps away and were able to visit them 3 times a day. What a BLESSING they were to us!! As a matter of fact, we were their guest speakers last month for their annual fundraiser.

    Hugs & Blessings!

    MamaChangas last blog post..Ummm…I’ve Been A Tad Bit Distracted!

  19. This is fantastic, Mary. My husband and I both have recently been challenged by the economy to really try to help where we can. We’re not wealthy or affluent by any means, but I really believe that the biggest differences are made by many people helping in small amounts wherever they can. That’s the reason that Modest Needs is *one* of my favorite charities. They exist to prevent otherwise financially self-sufficient individuals and families from entering the cycle of poverty, when this might be avoided with a small amount of well-timed financial assistance and to restore the financial self-sufficiency of individuals who are willing to work but are temporarily unable to do so.
    Check them out at http://modestneeds.org

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  20. This looks like an awesome basket full of little wonderful things.

    I support amnesty international. I have been a member for years and have been at times very actively involved with them, lately less so. Meaning I have only participated in letter writings and reading their magazine.

  21. how fun!
    My favorite charity is Compassion International. We sponsor two children through them and I love how the letters we receive from those kids also has an impact on my children.
    blogged about it.

    Kristins last blog post..A New Tutorial

  22. Wow all that stuff looks fantastic. I’d love to win it.

    My favorite charity is operation Christmas child. You fill a shoebox with gifts for a child who would otherwise have nothing for christmas. its alot of fun to participate instead of just sending money somewhere.
    their website is http://www.samaritanspurse.org.

    i will also post about this giveaway on my blog with a link back. http://www.deathbydenim.blogspot.com

    my email is codiandtim@gmail.com

    thanks, this is pretty cool,


    Codi Gaucis last blog post..And the winner is…..

  23. You are right! This is the ultimate prize and I can’t wait to see it in my mailbox. πŸ˜‰ I can not believe all of the amazing items you have.

    My favorite charity is called Tools for School. It’s a community effort to get children, in our area, items that they need to succeed in school. With the economy in the place it is, many children aren’t able to get the things they need to become the person that they want to become. I love being apart of charities that help children!


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  25. What a lovely and generous idea! I always enjoy reading your blog and seeing your creations, and what a treat to have a giveaway besides!

    My favorite charity is Coats For Kids, it’s run by the salvation army. (http://www.thesalarmy.com/serv/coatsforkids.htm)
    We try to donate at least something every year, whether it’s hats and mittens, a coat or just some cash. This year we weren’t able to, sadly, but next year will be better. I work at a preschool with many families who need to use services like this, and it makes such a difference, especially in MN, waiting for the bus or walking to and from the school with their parents.

  26. I don’t have a favorite charity, per se. I give to our church if they are having a drive (blanket Sunday, food drives, etc), and I donate to the local Salvation Army (not the store, they give items away at this one, though there is a store in town) – I like to give them food and formula (I BF but always seem to get free samples in the mail from formula companies. I also like to give childrens and woman supplies (clothes, gently used toys, baby supplies, toiletries) to women’s shelters.

    Jennys last blog post..There is sanding and painting in my future.

  27. Ooo I can just imagine all the fun things I could do with all those lovely goodies.

    My favorite charity is the Amphibian Conservation Alliance,http://www.frogs.org/index.asp it is a nonprofit educational organization whose sole purpose is to protect amphibians – the oldest, most diverse, and possibly most endangered group of land-living backboned animals on Earth. I know it may seem like a silly one but I have always loved frogs.

  28. Wow! This is quite the collection of goodies! Well, I have lots of charities that mean a lot to me, but I will just highlight one that I am working on right now. The folks at http://www.Worldvision.com work to provide things for people that don’t only feed them for a day, but rather, provide a means for them to earn a living and feed themselves long term. With only $2000 (an easy donation to make with a group) you can purchase a farm that can care for the needs of 10-12 families! That is amazing to me! They will have milk, eggs, meat, and so much more from the animals that they are able to care for. For smaller donations – even as low as $15-$20 you can purchase things like ducks, chickens, and other helpful animals for individuals who can use them.

    Check it out! http://www.worldvision.com
    jinglesells at gmail dot com

    Jingles last blog post..Sesame Street on Crack and the Case of the Missing Pencil Sharpener

  29. WOW! gorgeous goods and you’re right about it being the craft addicts’ best christmas present ever! πŸ™‚

    My favorite charity is Children International. I support a little boy from Guatemala and have since he was 4 (he’s now 9). It’s a great way to reach out and get to know kids from around the world as well as introduce your own children to those who need our help! http://www.children.org

    i posted about the contest on my flickr account… more followers there πŸ™‚ here’s the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/candidcrafts/3082231173

    thanks for this amazing opportunity! πŸ™‚

    mary graces last blog post..some people have talents…

  30. What a great contest. I love the requirement for listing a favorite charity, and I love the prize too!

    My favorite charity is Heifer International (www.heifer.org). It’s primary goal is to alleviate hunger by providing animals to families in need, but my favorite part about the organization is that the recipient of the animal must give the first female off-spring to someone else in their community. It’s truly a gift that keeps on giving! I try to give 4 or 5 gifts using heifer throughout the year.

  31. I, too, am a Worldvision lover. I’ve been supporting them for over ten years now and have had one child grow up already. My favorite part is the updates I get from each child with a pic and a letter. πŸ™‚

  32. We really like Heifer. Partly b/c it’s such a great idea, and partly because the concrete-ness of the giving makes it easy to include our little ones.

  33. My favorite charity is the Social Service League. Its a local charity and has been around since the 1860s. They work with the homeless shelter and the Salvation Army to help provide clothing and more for people. Its very much a smaller group, but its great to know I can make a difference for people that really need it. I also donate money to a large religious charity, but its harder to see my impact there.

    Rebeccas last blog post..Trying to be Handy…in a Failing world

  34. My husband and I have sponsored a Compassion Child through Compassion International for almost 10 years now. While in India, my husband even got to meet him and see what our money was doing for his life. I recommend it to everyone!

  35. My favorite charity is Ability First. They have programs that help the mentally and physically dissabled. I worked at their summer camp as a counselor when I was younger. I donate to them each year as well as the camp directly. It is so rewarding to know I am helping kids and adults who are so often looked past. These programs help in so many ways, including sending many to camp cost free.

    We also donate to Teen Challenge, they help men and women go through rehab and start a new life.

    Twylas last blog post..Domino Magnets

  36. I am a big animal lover, so I have supported animal charities for years. I enjoy supporting local charities that rescue animals and have a no-kill policy. Just recently moved to Austin and found Austin Dog Rescue http://www.austindog.com. They rescue dogs that are to be killed at other shelters and put them into foster homes, where they will be loved and become adoptable.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. Wow, what a mother lode of crafty goodness. That could keep my attention for a while! Thanks for your generous giveaway.

    A favorite charity is the Salvation Army. I participate in their coat donation program every year and always get sets of hats, mittens etc. at the store when they are on sale. No one should be cold, so this one is important to me. And you are absolutely right, these charities need our attention all year long, not just at the holidays.

  38. My favorite charity is the American Cancer Society. They’ve funded a lot of great cancer research and hold wonderful community events like Relay for Life. And, as a cancer survivor, I’m biased…

  39. What an amazing stash giveaway. We always maintain a membership to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and give extra when we can because of the amazing work they do to protect our oceans and create a sustainable lifestyle among all of the seafood restaurants and consumers. My children (6 and 2) both love it when we can visit . . .and learn more about recycling and protecting our world, and to play in the Splash Zone area for the kids.

    Jennifer N.s last blog post..What’s in your nativity?

  40. I have two charities that I stay involved with, Youth Villages (http://www.youthvillages.org/) and The Multiple Myeloma Foundation (http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/). Youth Villages because of the large number of teenagers that reside in our foster care system. We have recently adopted our teen age daughter from our states foster care system. And the Multiple Myeloma Foundation due to the work they do in speading the word about his horrible disease that has affected our family. I have also posted on my blog at http://threeturnstohome.blogspot.com/2008/12/confessions-of-craft-addict-giveaway.html.

    Rochelles last blog post..Confessions of a Craft Addict Giveaway

  41. What a fun collection of crafty goodness! I would love to use this stuff, and my husband would be thrilled with the idea of me having more craft supplies!

    Our favorite charity is the mission organization our friends work for. They are in a war-torn Middle Eastern country and have their lives threatened constantly. She helps prenatal and postnatal moms and their babies and he helps young students. I can’t give the name of their organization, their names, their country, etc, for fear of danger, but they are truly an inspiration to us. Very brave.

    Thank you for your generosity!

  42. What. a. fabulous. giveaway. !

    I was just about to post about the Monterey Bay Aquarium, when I noticed that the poster above me had done just that! I love MBA’s mission statement and its commitment to environmental protection; plus the aquarium itself is just delightful, right there on the water.

    A more local organization that I support is the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park, Minneapolis. I’ve been going there since I was a little girl, and it’s such a beautiful refuge right in the middle of the city. A wonderful place to visit during any season: http://www.comozooconservatory.org/cons/index.shtml

    Jennas last blog post..hello, beautiful

  43. My favorite charity is called Horizon of Hope. It’s a special home in Romania that will house young adults primarily from the Romanian orphanages and the local villages so they can learn life skills and get spiritual comfort for one to two years. The building is still in progress and the future is bright. http://www.horizonofhope.ro

  44. What a fabulous giveaway! First let me say what a great idea to prompt others to mention their charity of choice! πŸ™‚

    I am enjoying reading/learning about each other’s charities and why they mean so much to each person! There are such great groups out there!

    My Charity is the Human Rights Campaign… http://www.hrc.org/

    I donate to them monthly and have been for the last 5 years because I believe everyone deserves to have basic equal civil rights.

    I also am passionate about the Susan G. Komen Foundation…

    I have been affected in many ways by breast cancer… friends, family, associates… I have lost people close to me and support those currently fighting the battle.

    Kudo’s to everyone for putting efforts and passions towards great organizations that are out there making a difference in the world!

    and thanks to YOU for giving away such great stuff!


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  45. Okay, I have two favorite charities – World Vision (www.worldvision.org) You can get one time gifts, like buying livestock or you can sponser a child and even choose the country for the most lasting impact.
    My other favorite charity is Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree (http://www.angeltree.org/site_hmpg.asp). They buy gifts for children of prisoners who might otherwise not get anything for Christmas. It’s a wonderful program, they also have summer camps, etc.

    I have linked to your blog and included an image:

  46. My favorite charity is Kids Cause in Utah County, Utah. They work to provide for the basic needs of low-income students. I have seen them do so much good for the students in my class and at my school – from glasses to shoes to clothes to medical assistance. They are awesome!

    And this give away is awesome. I hope I win!

  47. It’s tough to pick just one.. at the moment, the Humane Society of Missouri.

    Why? We adopted our second cat there, it’s a great facility: clean, bright, friendly, extensive history/record keeping and little handwritten notes about their animals from the volunteers and handlers.

  48. So I think my post got eaten up!

    My two favorite charities are as follows:

    The Human Rights Campaign

    I believe every person should have basic equal civil human rights, and so I support this cause.

    I also support

    The Susan G. Komen Foundation

    I have personally been affected by Breast Cancer… friends, family, associates… I have lost those close to me and am there for those currently fighting this battle.

    Both great causes!

    It’s fabulous to read/learn about all of the charities out there and see the outpouring of support for the organizations making a difference in the world!

    πŸ™‚ Kudos to everyone!


    Thank you for hosting this fabulous giveaway of this great stuff!

  49. One of our favorites is Water is Basic… http://www.waterisbasic.org.
    It supplies money to buy drilling equipment and then the supplies for wells for people in Sudan. Each well can help between 1,000 and 2,000 people that had to walk more than 3 miles each time they needed water! How awesome is that!

    Thanks for the chance!

  50. Oh, what a fantasic enormus, generous, super fun gift away!!! I wish I had a favorite charity! I like to give locally to what/whoever presensts itself. This year we have a friend in need. so, we are doing (anonymously-they don’t need to know!) what we can (with help, too). I think its best to help your neighbors.

    Julias last blog post..IT’S GIVEAWAY DAY!!!

  51. First off, this is the best giveaway I think I have laid my eyes on besides ones that giveaway a sewing machine!

    My favorite charity at this moment is http://www.Kiva.org it gives business loans to men in and women in under developed countries. And the best thing, once the person pays back the loan you can re-loan out the money over and over again. Pure genius!

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  52. Hi, please include me in your drawing. I support Operation Green Santa–gifts for underprivileged children in the Central Texas area.

    thank you very much. This is an awesome gift. You are very generous.

    jp38 at txstate dot edu

  53. I would have WAY too much fun with all these goodies!!! My mind is spinning with possibilities. I’ve been making baby hats for Caps to the Capitol, which is hosted every year by Save the Children. I also volunteer for Northwest Folklife, which is the largest free music festival in the country and takes place every year right here in Seattle. It gathers people from every possible community and showcases cultures, lifeways and music. It makes me appreciate diversity, heritage, and arts, and I know how much year-round hard work goes in to putting on this festival. In addition to volunteering, I also love to show off my own culture by performing with my band, La Famille Leger!

  54. Oh my good lord, that’s an amazing giveaway!
    My favourite charity is Samaritan’s Purse. They work with local organizations around the world, providing relief and assistance of all kinds. Also, they organize Operation Christmas Child, which gives a ‘shoebox of christmas’ to children – they’re great!

    And I’ve linked you on my blog… http://corvidarium.blogspot.com/2008/12/give-aways.html along with my own little giveaway πŸ™‚

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  55. Wow, great giveaway–thanks! My favorite charities are always those that help animals. It’s a tossup between the Humane Society, which always does good work, and the Helen Woodward Animal Center at http://www.animalcenter.org/, where we got Tallulah Mae, the Wonderdog. They have a therapeutic horseback riding program for kids as well as being a founder of the nationwide Home for the Holidays adoption program (with Iams) AND starting Animeals, where pet food is delivered to homebound seniors who participate in Meals on Wheels. Whew! Sorry–I just really admire what they do!

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  56. I think my post disappeared.

    That is an amazing giveaway! Thanks so much!

    My favorite charity is Miracle Diapers. They help low income families get started with cloth diapering.

  57. I think this is a great idea. I primarily try to help out close to home. I personally sponsor a family each year for the holiday season. In our small town, there is not a lot of help out there. I guess this isn’t really a charity per se, but I believe charity begins at home.

    This year, the family I’m helping includes a crafty mom. I would love to get this gift package so that I may share it with her.

    I posted about your giveaway over on my blog!

    Thanks for your generosity,

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  58. This is a great giveaway. I like the charity, Samaritan’s Purse…they sponsor the Operation Christmas Child, a project where underprivileged kids receive shoe boxes filled with goodies.

  59. My favorite charity is Project Linus. Any kind of blanket for a baby. I also like Afghans for Afghans (especially after watching “Iron Man” and seeing how cold it is there).

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  60. That box is fabulous. Hope I win!

    My favorite charity is Emmaus House. Emmaus Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded in 1985 to provide housing and services to homeless adults and families in Haverhill, MA. Over the past 20 years the agency has grown to become a significant service provider and developer of affordable housing, offering one of the most innovative and comprehensive approaches to homelessness in the country. Every year we donate money to help pay for the lighting of the Christmas tree in honor of my husband’s parents, brother and my best friend – all of whom are no longer with us.

    I’ll blog about this later on tonight or tomorrow! Beht

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  61. My favorite charity is the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. I’ve had Type 1 diabetes since the age of 3 and as I watch my two girls grow up, I want them to stay healthy and diabetes free.

  62. What an amazing give away! I finally have time to do some crafting! Yeah! What a great addition that would make to get me started!

  63. Ohmigosh, what an amazing giveaway!! You’re so generous.
    My favorite is the National Hospice Foundation. My husband and I spent last year raising money for them in memory of his grandmother, ending in his running the Chicago Marathon in support of this non-profit. They help so many families, including ours, at what can be an extremely painful and difficult time.

    Ok, I’m off to upload your image to my flickr page….

    Megans last blog post..A Give-Away Day S.O.S

  64. Wow– great prize!

    My favorite charity is close to my heart: The Mara Howard Fund: http://marahowardfund.blogspot.com/

    Dan Howard was a friend of ours, who lost his battle with melanoma at way too young of an age, leaving behind a wife and two year old daughter. During his struggle, he was unable to work, which, coupled with the numerous medical bills, made saving for Mara’s college education impossible. This fund was started as a way to help with her education costs. I’m getting teary just typing this!!

    Laurens last blog post..What it Feels Like- an Illustrated Account

  65. The charities I like to support the most are the YMCA, Goodwill and Red Cross. The YMCA and goodwill obviously give me stuff back in return, but the Red Cross is an organization that doesn’t use most of it’s “profits” for themselves. It truly goes out to people in need. Oh and I think Habitat for Humanity is amazing as well. And its easy to support them too if you have a local Restore shop.

    Emys last blog post..β€œstupid” is the new cool

  66. This giveaway is great!! So much fun! My favorite non profit is CASA. I am not sure it is a charity, but it is run by donations and volunteers so I am sure it qualifies. My husband and I are CASA to a boy and it is so rewarding. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate and the job of a CASA volunteer is to see that your child in the foster system gets the attention and help they need. You make sure that they are not overlooked or treated wrong with Social Services and do all you can to see that the courts do the best for your child. To learn more go to http://www.nationalcasa.org/.

    peggie dot loden at gmail dot com

  67. Wow! What a great giveaway! My favorite charity is Habitat for Humanity. I spent a lot of weekends in college working. It was fun! I should get back to it.

  68. I like a lot of charities, so it’s hard for me to say. I am supportive of local battered women’s shelters, I have also donated to American Red Cross cause I like what they do. My favorite in idea is Habitat for Humanity, which an old roommate participated in habitually and I have helped once or twice when they came to my campus. I posted some others I like on my website (as well as a reference to you!): http://thecapedcow.blogspot.com

    Katies last blog post..December Third

  69. I feel like a bit of a schmuck, because I don’t have a charity, let alone a favorite one. I was trying to find a charity that benefits mother’s who can’t afford things for their new babies last night, but it’s very hard to find something. I did come across the YWCA and an organization i’d like to help. I am also interested in helping with the charities fighting against ovarian cancer – seeing as it is a silent killer with no known “routine” testing yet. That scares me as a woman who periodically gets benign cysts. Ultrasounds should be part of our annual check ups. So, I’m afraid I need to go and find a charity to support this holiday season! (And all seasons for that matter.) This is an amazing giveaway you are hosting!

    Christinas last blog post..Crow Quilt :: Done!

  70. Wow! What a haul. Hope I win πŸ™‚ Before I tell you my favorite charity I have to explain that I’m a fairly suspicious person. I wonder where my money really goes and if it is doing the good I hope it is. For this reason I mainly support local charities. My big project this year is my daughters school. With all the budget cuts California (and everywhere) is experiencing, many of the programs that make her school great are being cut. Because of this the parents have all come together to raise money to rehire the ceramics and music teacher for the school (both were let go due to cuts). We also raise money for new books, computers, etc. It great to see the fruits of your labor everyday.

    For a national charity I would pick United Way. If you go on their site you are sure to find somewhere local to you who is receiving funds from them.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    staceys last blog post..I love books…

  71. I don’t really have a favorite charity. We have a locasl one we do through our ABATE called Toys for Kidz. We raise a ton of money through runs and raffles over the summer then hold a large Christmas party for locals to bring their children and spend time with santa and get a gift.

    posted your photo on my Flickr

  72. My favorite charity is the Ronald McDonald House.
    We have one locally and when my first daughter was born, she was a preemie and spent a lot of time in the NICU. I was lucky enough to sleep in my own bed each night but I saw what a blessing the Ronald McDonald House is to many families. Since then my families likes to bake home made goodies to share with those families that must stay there while visiting their loved ones.

  73. What a fabulous give-away! In regards to my favorite charity, I would say it is a tie between the MS Society and Project Linus. The MS Society is near to my heart because I also have MS, but Project Linus appeals to the crafter in me (as well as the mom in me) and my daughters and I are making blankets for it.

    Thanks for having such a great idea!

  74. What a generous giveaway! My daughter and I would have so much fun crafting together with all these goodies!

    My favorite charity is kiva.org
    It’s a way to give microloans to people around the world who could benefit from a loan to expand / improve their businesses. Since my daughter is from Vietnam (and we saw so many hard-working people struggling so much over there), we give a lot of loans to Vietnamese women who are trying to make their lives better. When the money is paid back, we re-invest it in someone else who needs it. It’s an awesome organization, and I’m sure I’m not doing it justice in my description. Check them out!

  75. What a wonderful give-a-away for the holidays! and excellent idea about the charities.

    ONE of my favorite charities is Kidd’s Kids. They do many things for many children throughout the year. But every year in November they take 40-50 families to Disney World for a 5 day vacation, free of hospital stays, dr visits, needles, tests, etc. For many families with terminally ill or physically challenged children, this is a very rare opportunity to leave behind hospital and treatment centers to share laughter and fun in a magical environment. Children selected for the Kidd’s Kids trip are between the ages of 5 and 12, suffer from a chronic or terminal illness, and/or are physically challenged or have a catastrophic impairment due to an accident/birth defect.

    The majority of the money they receive is strictly from listeners of DJ Kidd Kraddick, based in Dallas, Texas, who is nationally syndicated in many states. For years only listeners here in Dallas-Fort Worth participated, but now more listeners participate!


  76. My favorite charity is Compassion, because they try to create a relationship between the sponsor and child, and not just monetary donations…

    Amazing giveaway!

  77. What an awesome giveaway, This would be a wonderful gift to give to my sister in law who loves to scrapbook and craft.

    This charity is new to me, I actually found it on another blog, and it just touched me so deeply. its the starfish foster homes. They take at risk kids from orphanages in need of medical care nurse them back to health and pay for they’re medical surgeries and post op care and prepare them for loving families.
    heres a link to check it out.

    Autum H.s last blog post..Birthdays,BabyShowers and rock walls.

  78. What an amazing giveaway!

    My favorite “charity” is my local church. The money given is used to support other preachers, in the US and abroad as well as helping those in need. I know every penny is being used in an appropriate manner to spread God’s word.

    I can’t wait to find out the winner! Happy Holidays!

    Olivia Cs last blog post..Buried

  79. This is a lot of seing and craft love!
    I do not have a fav…I think everyone has a cause.
    Since we gals have to root for each other..Go red would be a nice cause to support

  80. What a giveaway, makes me want to start a flickr or blog just to get more chances!
    My fave charity is for an orphanage/school for underprivilaged children in Nepal. It is run through Globe International.

  81. At the moment the charity I do the most with is through my quilt guild where we make quilts for the Quilts of Valor Project. Each quilt we make goes to a wounded Veteran and lets them know that people back home are thinking of them.

    LynAnne Smuckers last blog post..Give-Away Day, Dec. 3

  82. My favorite charity is one I volunteer at in Portland, OR, called the William Temple House. http://www.williamtemple.org/
    WTH provides free counseling, access to prescriptions for people who can not afford medications for serious problems and a Children’s Clothing Closet, which provides new clothes for children with the hope that they will perform better in school if they have better self esteem. I work in the Clothing Closet and love seeing the children’s faces as they find clothes that fit them. Many of these children have never had new clothes. Thanks for sharing and having others share their stories.

    Sarah Lemmons last blog post..Scrap-friendly project

  83. Wow that’s a huge amount of stuff. Totally understandable why you don’t want to ship internationally. I’m a big fan of rota care clinics. They tend to be run by a local rotary club in partnership with local hospitals. They provide free medical care to folks with no insurance. rotacare.org has some info.

  84. Wow, what a wonderful Christmas present that will make for someone. One of the charities I like and support is the winter coat drive and the other is dress for success.

  85. I’d love to be entered.

    I’m a big fan of a nonprofit organization called daniel here in Florida. It’s the oldest nonprofit, started in the 1800’s, here in Florida that helps foster children or kids at risk. They do great work!

  86. My fave charity is the MS/American ALS association.
    My dad died last february of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) after a 3 year battle. this will be my first Christmas without him. It’s hard but the ALS association and Hershey ALS clinic (in Hershey PA) made it easier last Christmas as someone was so kind as to bring us a Christmas Hamper complete with turkey and all the fixings! It meant we didn’t need to cook at the most difficult time in my dad’s illness and at the most busy time of year!
    We live hours from my mom (we live in Canada and she is still in PA) and would love to win this box of goodies for her and I to do projects together. Since dad has passed she’s looking for a hobby. She used to be so crafty and this would get her back into something she loved.
    Merry Christmas
    and thankyou for your generosity.
    Kelly O.

  87. How fun! And I love that you’re having people include charities, especially at this thoughtful time of year.

    My favorite charity is probably a lot different from other people. It’s NARSAD, the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression. My favorite younger brother has schizophrenia, and it tears his life apart. If you know anyone with schizophrenia, you’d understand. I don’t want anyone to have to go through something like that, and right now there is no known cure.

    Here’s your photo on my flickr! Yay!

  88. My favorite charity is the Idaho Youth Ranch. They help out foster kids and at-risk youth. They are awesome about donations. They try to find a use for everything that is donated (unlike some picky ones where they throw tons of donations straight into the garbage without even looking at it. I’ve actually seen some places do that.) The website is http://www.youthranch.org

  89. My favorite charity is a local one here in Mcalester Oklahoma. It’s called the Parent Club. It has a thrift store to raise funds to help needy families in a variety of capcities. However,if you are in need of clothes for you or your children and have no money to shop, you can volunteer at the shop in exchange for clothes….# of volunteer hours X minimum wage= your store credit for clothing. I think it’s too cool. I’ve met some very interesting volunteers while shopping there….One that sticks out in my mind was homeless but had gotten a job interview over the phone. Now she had to go in for a second interview. She was volunteering to buy herself a suit. It’s stories like that which make you feel really good about a charity. I’d give you a link…but it’s a small operation…No website.

  90. Our charitable giving goes to our church’s private Christian school ministry. They do a wondeful job of intertwining the Word of God in every aspect of a child’s education, and they offer a superior education to boot (test scores are among the nation’s best)! It’s a small school, with just a little over 200 students k4 – 12. They do it on limited resources, and the teachers work for very humble salaries. They do it for the children and for God’s glory, only.

    You can visit their website at-
    calvarychristianschool dot org

    I posted about the giveaway on my blog-
    calvarygirl.blogspot.com/2008/12/confessions-of-craft-addict-giveaway (dot) html

    Thank you!!

    Wendys last blog post..Confessions of a Craft Addict: Giveaway

  91. What a great idea for a give-away. I can’t HELP but post it on my blog.


    My favorite charity is Eastern European Outreach.


    they provide the opportunity to sponsor orphans and children in single parent families in an area of the world full of sadness and poverty. In addition to practical help, they also provide hope through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Thanks for letting us share our fave. charities!! So cool

    jennes last blog post..Craft Addict Give-Away

  92. Oh my gosh — you are far too generous. What an amazing giveaway! My favorite charity is a local one that takes in domestic violence victims and their children. During the holidays, you can adopt a family. I hope it teaches my children to help others in need.

  93. Great giveaway!! I hope I win although who knows where I’ll stash all this yummy goodness. πŸ™‚

    My favorite charity is New Missions. It is a Christian organization based in Haiti (one of the poorest countries in the world). They educate and build schools. They are amazing. http://www.newmissions.org

  94. Hello – Thanks for doing this. My favorite charity is the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. I realize that it is very large, but its goals are good. They spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and it doing that they meet many physical needs as well. They have over 5000 people working all over the world. http://www.imb.org

    Thanks again for doing this and for putting so much thought and energy into it.

  95. I’d love to get my hands on all of that crafty stuff!!!
    My favorite non-profit is ConnectiKids, Inc. http://www.ct-kids.org/
    They do wonderful work with children, relying completely on volunteers for their afterschool tutoring. They offer the opportunity to build meaningful relationship with adults, educational and work opportunities for juniors and seniors and a summer program for little ones. Check them out!

    Iluvbnamoms last blog post..Give-Aways Galore!!!

  96. What a great sampling of crafting supplies and so nice of you to be charitible to other crafters.

    My favorite national cause is Susan Komen. As I pass the one year mark I am grateful for them and my favorite accessory is now a pink ribbon. http://ww5.komen.org/

    Locally I think it is important to support the food banks and donate generously according to what you have. I also support the women’s crisis center, with new and slightly loved items.

  97. Alright, alright….I posted about it RELUCTANTLY on my blog:


    Also, my favorite charity is St. Jude’s Children’s Hopsital. As a mom of three I can’t even imagine what these children and families have to go through when one of their little ones get sick. They can use all of the support they can get!


    Thanks Mary for hosting this fabulous give-a-way. Random Number Generator…..PICK ME, PICK ME!! πŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend!


    Amy Priddy :||: Priddy Creationss last blog post..A Craft Addict Give-A-Way

  98. This is so very thoughtful of you. I support both agricultural charities because I don’t think people in this country realize the importance of the American farmer and the Vascular Birthmark Foundation (www.birthmark.org) because it helps babies with hemangiomas (big blood filled birthmarks). While these birthmarks aren’t usually dangerous, the comments and looks people give to babies with these marks are so hurtful. Both my children had them and people I didn’t know would stop me in stores to ask me what in the world was wrong with my baby and stare at my daughter with disgust. While it was painful and embarrassing enough, there are babies born with birthmarks much worse than hers. I would love to be able to help babies and new parents afford the surgeries and get the support they need for these uglies.

  99. Thank your for a fabulous giveaway! An organization that is very near and dear to me is The American Heart Assocation. My father was born with a hole in his heart and had one of the first open heart surgeries in our state when he was 15. 3 years ago he started having problems again and last summer he lost the battle. I miss him terribly and being a part of this organization brings me closer to him and keeps his memory alive. Womens heart issues are also a big issue and one that I take very seriously. The American Heart Association has so many helpful programs and things on their website. It is absolutely worthwhile..please check out the website.

    Thanks again for this opportunity.


  100. What a great idea for a comment question…
    My favorite charity is World Vision (www.worldvision.org). They are an international relief organization through which individuals can sponsor a child. These sponsorships benefit entire communities (and thus the child) through education, medical care, food programs, clean water – whatever the community needs most. My family supports two children – the first sponsorship was a Christmas gift from my husband to me, and our sponsored child’s birthday is the date of our wedding anniversary. Our second sponsored child shares a birthdate with our oldest daughter. These girls are very special to us.

    Hollys last blog post..Thanks

  101. Wow!! This is just awesome…I just put a link on the bottom of my last post!! I have so many charities that I like, and this year is no different. I always donate to Best Friends, which is the animal sanctuary in NV that takes in most strays…including farm animals! They are working very hard to get puppy mills shut down, and they also work closely with local animal shelters to teach them how to be no kill. They even have rooms for animals with special needs. Each animal lives with love and dignity there…and they try to place each and every one! We also have at least one organization in town for the elderly that allows them to live at home during their final years. This year, they have an “angel tree” up at my gym with gift tags. Some of the people only want lotion, or toiletries, and grocery store gift certificates…it’s bringing a tear to my eye when I see it…I’m going to participate in this as well, so there is a senior in town that has a happy holdiay when they otherwise might not have…

    sadiras last blog post..Holiday Presence :: Day Twelve

  102. What a great stash!! Thanks for the chance to win!! My favourite charities are based on breast cancer. Thanks again!

  103. your blog is beautiful! it’s like internet eye candy πŸ™‚ thanks for participating in giveaway day! Every year my state office participates in a huge charitable giving campaign. Every department is encouraged to donate money, volunteer hours, etc… for any charity in the state. This year i decided to put my love for baking in the “donation box”. i baked 3 dozen peanut butter whoopie pies, 3 pans of chocolate frosted brownies for an office-wide bake sale, and rallied the family members to give me paperback books for a book drive- all to go toward Connecticut charities and families. it’s always important to think globally and act locally!

    birds last blog post..so i’m it, baby.

  104. Wowzer’s! What a huge bunch of loot! Thanks for offering this great gift!

    I do a lot of charity work. This year I did the LL for the children in Fairfax Virginia and the Washington, DC Man of the year auction. Photo’s are on my blog.

    Since then I am doing a more personal Charity. On May 30th a local boy was blown up in Afghan, lost part of his brain and was terribly burnt. With the help of 90 some women on the HGTV site I made a lap quilt for Kevin, a full quilt and one for his Mom & sister who have tended to him daily in the VA hospital in Tampa, Fl. You can see the process and the quilts by going to my blog and starting at the beginning. I posted a photo of each of the 90 some blocks from all over the country. http://beashive-bea.blogspot.com/

    You can also read about Kevin on his Mom’s blog and see his daily recovery since May.

    A friend from blog spot is a quilter & carver and he got together some carved Santa’s for me from other carver’s to send to Kevin. You can view his quilting and carving at:

    If you would like to help Kevin there is also another site just for that or you can send anything you make directly to the VA. hospital in Tampa, his address is on his Mom’s blog.

    I will post on my blog about your give-way. I haven’t yet figured out how to link from the photo to the site, but I will put your blog addy in the post and include you in my favorite sites.

    Thanks again!

    Bea Gibsons last blog post..SANTA

  105. What a delightful way to hold a giveaway! You have certanily put together a fabulous package!

    The charity I give to is my local battered womens shelter, The Hope house. I did two rummage sales this summer with tons of friends and we donated all the leftover clothings, both womens and childrens and any houshold items. Women often leave an abusive situation empty handed, with nothing but the clothing on the their and their childrens backs. I like to think i am helping to make a differnece in the start of a new life for these women, and it is great to be able to donate so often to a shelter in my area.

    Thanks for the chance at winning!

    Beths last blog post..A few sweet things…

  106. Wow – I am drooling over the thought of receiving your marvelous stash!! I am also very excited to have linked to your site and I can’t wait to delve into it further! πŸ™‚

    There are so many wonderful charities, but one of my favorites is Compassion International. They function as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty. They help provide food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training. Today, Compassion helps more than 1 million children in 25 countries.

    Thanks for offering this great giveaway!

  107. I would have to say that Make a Wish is my favorite charity. My family has Huntingtons Chorea. It is a hereditary disease that steals your life when you are usually between 40-50 years of age. I am one of three children and the only one that did not get this disease. I am so blessed in many ways!! Most children that have inherited the disease don`t develope symptoms until later in life. But my nephew has shown signs of the disease since he was about 3. Make a Wish sent him to Disney World when he was 5. They have such a fantastic program for children with all types of diseases. My nephew had the time of his life.
    So if anyone has the urge to contribute to either Make a Wish or Huntingtons Research, they are both great organizations.
    I will try to add a link to my blog. You can check first before you give me the entries as I am not so hot at getting that to work for some reason.
    I would love to win your giveaway!! It is an awesome collection.

    Tammys last blog post..My purse!!

  108. my favorite charity would have to be my church, St. Joeseph Catholic church, Lebanon, IN.
    Your blog and give away look awesome

  109. I support the American Diabetes Association. This is a disease that can be prevented in some cases. My mother was a diabetic and passed at the young age of 37. My DH has had diabetes for over 30 years, his disease has caused him to go into kidney failure. I think people should be better educated about the disease. While diabetes can be very damaging, and also cause death, it can easily be prevented in some cases. Here’s a link, please find out your risk, and how to prevent this from happening to you or your loved ones.
    Here’s my blog, I’ll create a link bak to this post.

    Donna Grogans last blog post..To give of yourself is the greatest gift of all.

  110. what a wonderful gift to someone. thank you.

    here is my link to my post on my blog about your give away: http://whichname.blogspot.com/2008/12/christmas-crafting-freebie.html

    as for my favorite charity…i have a really hard time narrowing it down to one, but the one that comes to mind at the moment is the heifer foundation. i like their purpose is to not only make sure that people in third world countries are fed, but that they learn to support and feed themselves.

    happiest of holidays to you.

    nicolas last blog post..christmas crafting freebie!

  111. Might help to talk about my favorite charity, eh? The charity that we never turn down when they call is the Shriner’s. Most specifically their local circus where you can donate money for tickets. They then donate those circus tickets to disabled children and their siblings.
    At Christmas time, we sponsor foster children through the Foster and Adoption Care Coalition (http://www.foster-adopt.org/). You can grant children’s wishes so that they can have the magical Christmas that many children take for granted. Many Barne’s and Nobel’s also collect books to be dispersed to foster children this time of year. (Excuse my novella!)

  112. This is a GREAT giveaway. My favorite charity is harvest.org because they spread the gospel and want people to know that God sent his Son for the wrongs we have done so that we can live forever – in heaven!

    I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said. I Corinthians 15:3-4

  113. What a great site! I am new to crafting and can’t wait to see all of your tutorials!

    My favorite charity is my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They do charitable work on every level, from community to global.

    Merry Christmas!!

  114. Thanks for doing this – for one.

    I have two favorite charities. My first is http://www.marklund.org. They care for individuals who have severe and profound developmental disabilities as if they were their own children. Because of Marklund, the children and adults who live there get to be as independent as possible and experience as much as life has to offer. In fact, they are taking a few on a trip to Disney in a couple of weeks = they do incredible work with a smile. (I am especially close to this charity and could go on and on about it.)

    I am an animal rights gal and prefer to support Farm Sanctuary to PETA. http://www.farmsanctuary.org. They will take in animals who have been treated poorly. They advocate for compassionate animal care.

    I will add your graphic to my blog a little bit later today. Thanks again!

    Vickis last blog post..Sometimes the Big Box is Worth It

  115. My charity is the ALS Association. My mother passed away this April from ALS and it is truly a devastating illness for everyone involved. At this time the exact cause is not known, and there is no cure, it would be wonderful if that would happen soon. Also for the quilter’s, there is a wonderful group:
    Mysteries are going on quite often to benefit the American Cancer Society.
    I will post about you on my blog.

  116. I just found your blog through a flickr stream today and I’m so glad I did!

    My favorite charity is the Shriner’s Children’s hospital in our state- http://www.shriners.org/hospital/. They provide care for thousands of kids with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, etc. at no charge. Our area is pretty low income for the most part with many families living without adequate medical insurance. I know several kids that have had their lives transformed by this amazing charity. I love that they dramatically improve the quality of life for children that wouldn’t have had the opportunity otherwise.

    Bridget B.s last blog post..Getting Merry

  117. Mine didn’t post yesterday, so here goes again. I have this posted to my blog.

    Wow! What a huge gift! Thanks for offering this.

    My Charity right now is a local boy who was blown up in Afghan in May in his hummer. With the help of 90 ladies from the HGTV site I was able to make a wheelchair lap quilt & full quilt for the boy and one for his Mom and one for his sister. All 90 blocks are posted on my blog. You can read about Kevin on his Mom’s blog and even send him cards or gifts. The address in on the blog. http://lesliekamm.blogspot.com/ or if you want to donate to help Kevin & his family you can go to:

    Bea Gibsons last blog post..One more Give-away and it’s HUGE

  118. I love your blog! And I could really use this stuff!! We moved this summer and the moving truck was 1/2 the size we needed…so Habitat for Humanity has lots of our stuff as well as First UMC preschool and a middle school in town…I love to give stuff away! But, parting with furniture and crafty items was actually more painful than I thought in retrospect…I have spent a day looking for my old wooden spools, only to realize that they “didn’t make the move” as we now say around here! My favorite charity, though, has been Compassion International. I like the idea of an ongoing relationship with a child in another country. My kids have written to their “brother or sister” for years. It has helped them to know a world bigger than us, and helps the kids in many countries learn, get food, and know that someone cares for them! Just my plug for a great, responsible, compassionate organization! Thanks for reminding us at this time of year that we are truly blessed! Kym

    kym thurmans last blog post..Food blogs

  119. My favorite charity is World Vision (http://www.worldvision.org). I sponsor a child through them, giving each month to provide food, clothes and school supplies. In addition, they have gifts you can purchase, such as a goat for a family in Africa, a sewing machine for poverty-stricken women to learn to sew and support themselves, and a well for a village that has no access to fresh water.

    Here is the link to my Flickr account http://www.flickr.com/photos/7237732@N03/3091889476/

  120. my fav charity? hmmmm probably Center for Food Action
    alocala food panty here in NJ. So many people need help with this economy with just feeding their children. With the help of local Girl Scouts and the youth group at my church we try and collect every other month food and things that the center needs to help local families. This month is gift cards for families to shop for Christmas presents. On going is breakfast items- peanut butter and jelly.
    Next month is soup and canned lunches, pasta , stews, tuna etc. I remember when my son was small the help we needed to make ends meet and once we didn’t need the help any longer, I’ve been a person that sets up collections so other families don’t have to worry if their children are hungry going to bed at night.

  121. What a lot of great stuff!

    My fave charity is probably my church. I try to help out whenever I can, from Angels for Christmas, baskets for Thanksgiving, baby items for Project Gabriel, food for their food bank, etc. I figure they really know who is in need in the community and can get the donations to the right place.

  122. Hokie smokes, that’s a lot of goodies. Okay, now that I’ve wiped the drool off the side of my mouth…

    My favorite charity is always the local women’s charity. My family and I move a lot. Every year or two we pack up and run somewhere else in the world and I am lucky enough to be married to a wonderful man who is my best friend. I have always believed that the great decision or the worst mistake a person can make is the person they marry. I have been blessed with someone who cherishes our family and would protect them with his last breath. Unfortunately, there are some people out there who are not so lucky. Who, for whatever reason, are in a situation that they need to leave. For thier own safety or for thier children. These brave people (and I say people because domestic abuse DOES happen to men, too) chose to make the first step and remove themselves from that environment. Any and all help is usually appreciated!

    Thanks for putting this up- hopefully the different charities will inspire us to branch out.

  123. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway! I blogged about the giveaway here: http://iamacraftaddict.blogspot.com/2008/12/awesome-crafty-giveaway-spotted.html and also discussed my favorite charity there in much greater detail.

    My favorite charity is http://www.prestonwoodpregnancy.org b/c my first child was a crisis pregnancy for me. My son has changed my life and I am forever grateful for the love and support I received at a (different) crisis pregnancy center while I was pregnant with him. I volunteered and worked full time on staff for several years at the above mentioned crisis preg. center. It was such a blessing and we still love to support them financially even when we can’t give of our time right now. Please visit my blog to get more details about why this ministry is so important to me! πŸ™‚ Thanks again for the chance to enter…best giveaway I’ve seen lately!

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  124. Wow, you sure are a generous gal! Would love to share your goodies with all my crafty friends.

    One of my favorite charities is in Oklahoma City called Positive Tomorrows. It is an art based school for children of homeless families that gives them a special place even for just a temporary basis, as most of them come and go. They can learn, connect with other children like themselves and be clothed and fed. It’s really a remarkable program.
    Learn more at: http://www.positivetomorrows.com/

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  125. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway! I NEED this prize! Thanks also for the requirements! I loved writing about my favorite organization!
    New Missions (www.NewMissions.org) is an organization that has churches, schools and health clinics in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The goal of New Missions is to raise up a new generation of leaders by providing education, opportunity and jobs. I have a sponsor baby that lives in the Santo village of the Leogane Plane in Haiti. Her name is Coralina, she’s 10. Both of her parents have died and she lives with an uncle. Every time I go to Haiti I get to see her, have lunch with her and play with her. She always has the biggest smile on her face and gives me the sweetest hugs. New Missions is very near and dear to my heart for a variety of reasons, a big reason being that I met my husband on one of the 4 trips that I have taken with NM. Going to Haiti really did change my life, in more than one way!

    Here is the link to my posting: http://myfirstyearasawallace.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-am-in-fact-craft-addict.html

    Katies last blog post..I am in fact a craft addict…

  126. This is an excellent giveaway…Good luck all!!

    My favorite Charity is the National Eczema. They raise money for research in regards to Eczema. My son suffers from severe eczema, and food allergies. His Eczema has landed him in the hospital on many occasions due to skin infections. I am all about finding the exact cause of this disease, and hopefully at some point a cure.

    Her is their link: http://www.eczema.org/

    Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway..hopefully I will be the lucky winner ;0)

  127. Fantastic giveaway!

    My charity of choice is Greenbriar Children’s Center, located in the coastal Georgia area. This non-profit provides housing for abused and neglected children. This year, I’m volunteering at their gift wrap station. It’s fun, and a great way to give back to the community!

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  128. Wow! What an amazing giveaway! Thank you for hosting.

    The charity I work for the most is Home of the Brave Quilt Project. We make quilts for the families of fallen soldiers. I am extremely patriotic and politically outspoken; however, I also think action is worth more than mere words. While I’m opposed to any war or violence, we cannot forget those who make the sacrifice to serve. Home of the Brave also works with Operation Support to send stockings and gifts to soldiers deployed.

    I will also post notice about your giveaway at http://www.sketchbookmaggie.net.

    Thanks again and have a wonderful holiday season.

  129. Another amazing giveaway.

    I work for EMQ Children & Family Services. We help children in crisis through a variety of programs, including residential treatment, a foster family agency, family finding, wraparound and other mental health services.

    Our website is http://www.emq.org/

  130. We currently contribute to World Vision and Focus on the Family. But next on my list is Operation Smile. They are a network of volunteers who work worldwide to repair childhood facial deformities including cleft lips and cleft palates.


  131. I am a huge fan of Heifer: http://www.heifer.org/site/c.edJRKQNiFiG/b.183217/

    I like Heifer because it promotes a sustainable way of living and encourages the growth of knowledge and skills even as it pushes toward ending world hunger.

    In one of my psychology classes, we learned that world hunger could end if every country were to donate a mere fraction of their GDP. Ending world hunger is SO possible, and I really believe if people pay more attention to the issue, change could be possible. I really hope that day will come someday soon, because hunger is a problem that could be easily solved; in fact, should not even be a problem that plagues the world.

    I also uploaded your giveaway’s promo graphic here: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v39/Post_It_Pirate/?action=view&current=confessionsofacraftaddict.jpg

    This is a wonderful giveaway– thank you for hosting, and happy holidays!

  132. Thank you for such a great giveaway–I hope I win!

    I don’t have a favorite charity necessarily, but I do support my local food bank each year-it collects food for a number of local organizations trying to feed the hungry. Thank you!!

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  133. Whoah, how amazing!! I’d love to be entered. One of my favorite charities is St. Jude, if that counts as a charity. They are doing a lot to save children from cancer and I think it’s amazing.

    Another charity I love is First Book. They give low-income families books. I love to read and I think it’s amazing.

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  134. Wow, fantastic giveaway!

    My favorite charity is actually a missionary couple, if that counts. Dr. Mike Meagher and his wife gave up all of their worldly possessions in 1996 to move to a remote village in Siberia to provide education and humanitarian aid to the people there, using those opportunities as a vehicle to also share the gospel of Christ with these people. I was amazed by their testimony when they visited my church, and was also stunned at how little they require to do big things over there (for instance they bought a home for a mere $5000!) I’m thrilled that my seemingly small donations can be stretched so far for basic necessities. Their website is here (and you can donate online!): http://www.siberianmission.com

    And if I may give you one of my other favorites, I also love Project Linus – an organization that makes quilts to give to ill or traumatized children, to offer a bit of comfort when they are going through hard times. http://www.projectlinus.com

  135. awesome giveaway. . .just found your blog for the firs time.

    my fav charity is sevier county food ministries. my youngest son’s bday is the 20th of this month, and we’ve asked instead of gifts to bring a check to them or a large container of peanut butter!!!

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  136. Wow, what a great variety of items you’re offering!

    I have two organizations: Make a Child SMile. I love being able to give a little of me to a child in need to give them something funny or pretty to take their mind off the serious issues they face. Soldiers’ Angels is also dear to me. I think it’s important to support our soldiers and, for me, this has been a wonderful experience!

  137. This is great! I probably should do this myself – maybe next year – LOL

    I do not blog – yet or use some of the sites mentioned but I do belong to facebook and will list the contest there. here is a link to my profile


    I always support charities that help with cancer research or children but right now my favorite charity is our church food pantry. Since we opened it up a few months ago I am able to tell people there is something we can do to help them when they call. With our economy taking some of the hits it has taken lately we need to spport on a local level and with immediate needs.

    Thanks for all of your neat ideas – I read the blog often.

  138. My, what a prize! So much fun! My favorite charity is our Community Ministerial Alliance. All through the year they help people with utilities, rent, medical crisis,gas and food. Thanksgiving they collect food for Thanksgiving baskets for those in need. My favorite part is the Helping Hands at Christmas. This year they have 120 kids who will have a much better Christmas because of the Ministerial Alliance. They pass out cards and the kids get everything that is listed on the card and extra. They get at least one complete set of clothes from underwear on out, including shoes. Girls also get a dress. They also get a toy. It is such a blessing shopping for these kids! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  139. Favorite charity is friend to friend. You visit otherwise lonely old people at nursing homes. (I hope someone will visit me one day.)

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