|A Partridge in a Palm Tree?
||[Nov. 15th, 2010|12:14 pm]
There's no way of really disguising this. This is a call from help, passed on from my daughter.|
Erin just began working at the Institute for Justice and Humanity in Haiti ("IJDH"), an excellent organization that advocates with a lot of on-the-ground support for people denied due process and civil rights, among other causes - in particular relief efforts in the wake of the disasters that country has suffered. Erin is working at their Boston headquarters as part of their fundraising efforts. And first thing upon starting last week, she was assigned their big Christmas fundraiser.
The project is making simple Christmas ornaments from quality card stock and ribbon. The idea is that the design can be sent to churches and other organizations nationwide who are interested in helping with the Haitian effort. The volunteering organizations will be tasked with printing up the designs and offering them for sale for the relief effort. Anyone willing to donate the use of their printer and card stock can request a receipt for tax deduction purpose. The idea is to drastically lower the overhead for the fundraiser and widen IJDH's network of support.
It makes good sense to me: I think most people would be amazed at how much their donated dollars go toward the overhead of raising those dollars. This eliminates much of that overhead and makes donations go further.
But here's where the "NEED YOUR HELP" part comes in.
Part One: Erin was only given this task last week, and she's supposed to be ready for it to trigger December 2. She has art for the ornaments, but needs a volunteer graphic designer for the layout. If you can help, or know someone who might be able to, please please please let me know ASAP so I can pass the word on to Erin.
Part Two: If you are the member of a church, synagogue, temple, book group, kennel club, whatever that would be interested in being part of this project, please please PLEASE let me know. If you aren't but know someone who might be or are willing to boost the signal, please pass this on.