18 February 2009

Album pages for bush fire families

I got this email today and already knew about it, but thought I'd post it here too. I'm going to do some pages myself.

Good afternoon Everyone..

I would like to take some time out to ask for your help. Many of you may or may not be aware of an appeal that has been launched out of NSW by Sara Gladman (a very prominant scrapbooker and artist). Sara is trying to put together one almost completed scrapbook album for every family of the bush fire tragedy in Victoria (over 1000 homes) .

Most have lost everything however their memories will not be taken away from them and many when faced with the onset of danger just managed to grab the family photos. Some may feel that if they lost everything including photos, then this appeal would be just adding ‘salt to wound’ so to speak however in time…at the right time..I am sure photos can be given from friends and relatives so these people can treasure their precious memories, after all this is the main reason we scrapbook!

We are asking you to partially complete pages/layouts so that a picutre can be inserted by the receving family. These can be across a variety of themes such as baby, birthday, Christtmas, play time etc. Then arrange a time with me by phone or email to deliver your pages to Treasures for Angels in Kaleen. Once collated I will send these to Sara for insertion into each album.

Many people have gotten behind Sara including TV segments on Sunrise, ABC Melbourne and offers from the army to help deliver the albums in Melbourne. Many scrpabooking wholesalers have donated albums. This appeal is logistically huge! but so worth all our efforts.

Please send this email out to your friends / colleagues / bulletin boards / online forums etc so we can get the message out to Canberrans and the surrounding region. This is such an important component to the recovery of those affected and many locals will remember only so well what it was like in Canberra when it was burning only a short time ago.

If you are wanting more information please go to Saras blog http://sares1911.wordpress.com/ and read about the "Memory Gifts". I have also attached a A4 simple flyer that you can print to put into your workplace, playgroups and other public noticeboards.

I will be sending out reminder emails every 3-4 days as I know that everyone is very busy. At this stage I believe that our pages will be due to Sara by the 15 March 2009.

If you need any help whatsoever please let me know. All pages will be cherished.

I have also just set up a blog where you can go to keep updated on our progress, events and pics of layouts being produced. http://marsi09.wordpress.com/

Let the preparation and counting of laytous begin.......

Maria Cofinas

Treasures for Angels

9 Bokhara Circuit

Kaleen ACT

6161 4792