Thursday, August 15, 2013

Attend Scrapbook Expo for a Good Cause!

Next weekend the Scrapbook Expo comes to the Chicagoland Area. August 23-24, 2013, scrapbookers, rubber stampers and paper crafters will converge on Pheasant Run in St. Charles, IL for the annual event. For my friend Betsy, the Scrapbook Expo is also a chance for her to do good.

Betsy is involved in a group called Shoebox 1k. This group helps to pack shoebox gifts filled with; school supplies, personal hygiene items, toys, a stuffed animal, hard candy and more. These boxes are then sent to needy children all over the world  along with the good news of God’s love, through an organization called Operation Christmas Child. Last year Betsy and her group packed over 1200 shoeboxes that were then distributed to Uganda, Madagascar, and the Philippines.

At the Scrapbook Expo in addition to running the baggage check area, Shoebox 1k also holds “basket raffles.” Manufacturers and businesses  have donated over $1000 in prizes to be given away. Tickets can be purchased for $1 each or buy 10 get 2 free and are available at the Baggage Check booth at the Scrapbook Expo that weekend. All money raised goes to help purchase items for the shoeboxes and cover delivery costs.

 I am one of Betsy's sponsors for this event, providing a gift basket full of awesome Close To My Heart goodies! In addition to my gift basket you will find baskets from these wonderful sponsors:  Archival Inn, Cafe’ Crop, Chicagoland Scrapbooker Magazine, Craftwell, Creative Memories Consultant RuthAnn Lewckyj, Creative Options, Genuinely Jane Studios, Hydrangea Hippo, JoAnn’s Creations, Linnie Blooms, Pampered Chef Consultant Shirley Van De Wedge, Peddler’s Den, Robin’s Nest, Scrap Addict for Life, Scrap-It Girl, Tim Holtz, Wild Tree Organic Consultant Dot Alcorn, Xyron, and MORE!

To help promote this fabulous cause Scrapbook Expo has generously donated 2 pairs of tickets for us to give away to a couple of Chicagoland Scrapbooker Magazine readers.

 What do you have to do to win? Check out the Rafflecopter giveaway for all the ways you can enter! Two winners will be selected at random to win a pair of tickets for free admission to the Scrapbook Expo.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
A big thank you to Scrapbook Expo for their generous donation. To learn more about the Shoebox 1k project or the basket raffle event at the expo, visit Betsy’s blog Aim Happy and click on “Shoebox 1k” or “Events” at the top menu.  Good luck to everyone!

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