Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Dymo for a good cause

As I continue to de-clutter and de-stash, I’ve realized that I’ve got quite a few Dymos. And with the encouragement of some friends who appreciate Dymos as well, I’d love to share them for a good cause.

My office has a Walk Team for this year’s Orange County AIDSWalk on May 10. A young woman shared her moving story at our kickoff lunch. She was a teenager when her single mom was diagnosed with AIDS. Becoming a caregiver for a parent is tough enough but to face that as a teenager (which frankly, is wrought with its own issues) must have been incredibly overwhelming. Plus it doesn't help that AIDS is still stigmatized... Through the programs OC AIDSWalks supports, she was able to get medical guidance for her mother, counseling, and support (including food). Her mother has passed away and this young woman is now in grad school. I am a registered Walker in hopes of being a part of the solution and help people like this young woman and all others affected by AIDS.

This is my fundraising page for OC AIDSWalk.

To provide crafty encouragement to donate (and for me to de-stash), I’ve got an old-school Dymo embossing label-maker with the cursive, vertical print, and horizontal block print wheels (pictured above--one of my favorites, the Mark 6) that I’m “raffling” off. Every $10 donation will be treated as a raffle ticket if you e-mail me or leave a comment to confirm that you want to be included in the raffle after you donate to my Walker web page. And when I reach $100 in donations this way, I’ll add another crafty prize—another Dymo probably, maybe some vintage goodies next (hopefully!)—so that the odds are 1 in 10. Pretty good odds for a pretty good cause.

If you’ve already donated and want to participate in the raffle—just e-mail me or leave a comment and I will totally include you. If you’d like to simply donate without participating in the raffle, of course, I welcome the support. If you’d simply like to share words of encouragement and cheer, I would truly appreciate that as well!

I’ll pull the winner(s) of the raffle (hopefully raffles) on Sunday, May 11!


susan said...

help the link doesnt work.

Jennifer said...

Ooh, love the Dymo! I just donated ... good luck! :)

susan lew said...

Hi Frances. I just donated $20.
Hope you make you goal. As you know I LOVE DYMO!!!
Good Luck!

Cheryl said...

Best of luck to you on your walk - good for you!
I just made a donation of $25.00 and you know how I LOVE DYMOS!
Take care