Thursday, October 8, 2009

Causes to support this month at Memories Galore

The month of October is dedicated to Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness. In support of these causes the store I work for, Memories Galore, has come up with special events throughout the month to raise donations and build awareness.

From October 11th-24th, they are holding a raffle in which you have a chance to win projects created by the store's teachers and employees. The tickets will be purple (domestic violence awareness) or pink (breast cancer awareness) and will be available for $1 each with all raffle monies being donated to their respective causes (a local domesic violence shelter and the Susan G Komen foundation). For the raffle I have created a vintage inspired Christmas mini book made out of gorgeous graphic 45 papers:

In addition to the raffle here are the other things Memories Galore has going on this month:

- Starting the first week of October they are distributing mini chipboard books for volunteers to decorate. At the end of October we'll meet to add the ring and ribbons to the decorated books which will be donated to the St. Francis Cancer Center as a gift to patients.

- They are inviting you to bring in pictures or other sentiments to be added to our tribute wall at each store. This wall will memorialize those whom we loved who did not survive their cancer battle. Please bring in pictures or scrapbook pages to place on the wall for the month. Remember to put you name on the back so we may return them after the month is over.~ The final week will feature layout design contests about the women in your life for Breast Cancer Awareness or overcoming great obstacles for Domestic Violence Awareness.

- Throughout the month they are collecting food for the Central Virginia Food Bank, and hats, mittens and scarves for families in need who have been displaced as a result of domestic violence.

If you are in the Richmond area I hope you will stop by our stores this month. The Brandermill Memories Galore is located at 4800 Market Square Ln in Midlothian VA and the West End location is at 3991 Deep Rock Rd in Richmond VA. The raffle items will be located at the Brandermill location.

Also if you are in the Richmond area and have a blog or facebook account I would greatly appreciate you linking to my blog to get the word out about the great events we have going on this month. Thank you!!!


Jingle said...

Your book is gorgeous! Great job!

Suz said...

That is absolutely beautiful

Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Loving that mini book you made!! oh and you need to get rid of your word verification. It's driving me crazy!!!

Karen said...

I love it!! And I want it, so I know you are making me one. :):)

Lori said...

Hi Melissa, I was sent over by your mom who is a follower of my blog A Scrapmom's Musings. I have to say that I LOVE this album and LOVE your blog! I am a follower! Love your stuff! If you care to visit my blog, c'mon over!

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