I wanted to let you know about a really cool charity movement that Scrapbooks etc. magazine has just launched! It's called Craft It Forward and it's a great way to use your passion for crafting to make a difference in YOUR community. A handmade card can bring smiles to kids in crisis, a fun banner can brighten the day of adults in residential facilities and a bookmark can encourage someone learning to read.
Here's how it works: throughout 2011, visit the Craft It Forward website each month for a new downloadable pattern and suggested recipients. Make the project and donate it to a charity that is near and dear to your heart. Then, add your story to the Craft It Forward gallery for a chance to win $500 in cash and a $500 donation to a charity! They'll be looking for stories to feature in the magazine and on the website, too. So join me and Craft It Forward throughout 2011. I will be posting my project and chosen charity here soon.For more information, visit the Craft it Forward website: www.scrapbooksetc.com/craftforward.