One more thank you today....before the big project reveal for the summer. And that is to our lovely sponsors. Without all of our sponsors, Project Run and Play just wouldn't be as fun. And that is the truth. So a HUGE thanks to each and every one of our sponsors. Most of them have been with us since the beginning and really took a chance on us which is so appreciated.
So, if any of you have any fabric, patterns, notions, trims, or other sewing needs----they are the ladies (and gents) to see! (And let's face it, who doesn't need more sewing supplies?)
All of their links on the right-hand side bar go directly to their shops, so please visit them. It would mean a lot.
AND NOW......for the big summer project reveal!
We (the Simple Simon girls) have been wanting for a long time to do something to give back through blogging this summer. We started looking into it this last January and researched and brainstormed a while to come up with a perfect fit for Project Run and Play and Simple Simon. AND WE FINALLY FOUND IT! With so many readers from all over the world, we really felt the need that everyone could donate something locally, that it be a well-established and well-run organization....and that it be an easy and doable project.
So starting in July, both Project Run and Play and Simple Simon and Co will be hosting an event called "Skirting the Issue." Our project will be to make (or refashion) skirts for the Foster Care Alliance. These skirts will then directly go to girls of all ages who are currently in the foster care system. And we are so excited!
Let me tell you that both Liz and I were both teary-eyed when the pieces came together----because it is such a perfect fit. We can just imagine moms (or girls, or grandmas, or aunts!) sewing all over the world to give girls of all ages a handmade skirt, that was made with extra love. Especially for girls who need a little extra love right now. Wouldn't it be fun to include a note that told of that "skirt love" too?
We are working with our local Foster Care Alliance, but have been assured that there are local Foster Care agencies all over the country (and world) that are willing to take each and every skirt donated. We know that in some areas there are stores (kind of like thrift stores) that take clothes especially for foster care children....and in some areas donations are taken through the agency's themselves. If any of you are willing to research where to donate in your local area, would you please email us. Throughout the months of June and July we can collect the information and let you know of resources in your area. We will also provide an address to mail them to if you prefer that.
A bit more about the project.....
Starting July 1st we are lining up some awesome sewing bloggers to share skirt tutorials with you both on Project Run and Play as well as Simple Simon and Co (you will have oodles of tutorials to choose from---how exciting is that?). After you have made (or refashioned ) your handmade skirt, we just ask that you upload a photo to the new flickr group that we have set up....and then donate it! For every skirt that is photographed and entered into the flickr group....you are eligible to win some fantastic prizes that our sponsors have again donated (and there are amazing ones in there! We can't wait to tell you about them!) And you have from now until August 10th to make and donate skirts....so you have plenty of time!
And that is it. (Sorry for the longest post on earth.....thanks for sticking with it.)
OH, I forgot one more thing.....we have set a pretty lofty goal and we are nervous that we can't do it, but we are certainly going to try.
With your help, we want to make and donate 100 skirts throughout this project!
And we are so hoping that you will help us to meet or maybe even exceed our goal.
So what do you say.....Are you in?