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A Partridge in a Palm Tree? [Nov. 15th, 2010|12:14 pm]
Zoethe
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.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-15 05:29 pm (UTC)
She definitely needs layout help. And yes, the idea is to make the ornament dead simple to assemble, and there will be a PayPal account for the donations.
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[User Picture]From: roniliquidity
2010-11-15 05:20 pm (UTC)
I might be able to help with layout stuff. I also have the advantage of being local.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-15 05:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, hey! That's true! Can you email me with your contact info? HotS was at least two phones ago for Ferrett, and even if he does have it, he is having a BAAAAD day and I don't want to interrupt him.

zoethe at yahoo is best. And THANKS SO MUCH!!
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2010-11-15 05:51 pm (UTC)
tweeted
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-15 06:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: labelleizzy
2010-11-15 06:19 pm (UTC)
I can twitter this and maybe facebook it. My UU congregations are the sort of place that would love this idea, I'm just a little out of touch with them at the moment. I will see what I can do.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-15 06:51 pm (UTC)
UUs are one of the churches I most had in mind. Thanks so much!
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[User Picture]From: firerose10
2010-11-15 06:29 pm (UTC)
I posted the call to all my friends on FB... Hopefully we will get some responses from there. I MIGHT be able to find a couple graphic designers, but it will depend on what Erin needs.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-15 06:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the boost!
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[User Picture]From: horizonchaser
2010-11-15 06:52 pm (UTC)
You can find several pngs, tubes, and scrapbook kits here: http://www.ShareCG.com/b/15/2D-Resources/?keywords=christmas&s=dd&member_type%5BAll%5D=on&pn=1 - most are free use or have some limitations.

Or go here:http://www.sharecg.com/index.php then 2d then search Christmas. I believe you have to register, but it's free.

You can also go here:http://www.renderosity.com/index.php, Freebies, 2D and look through the resources. Again, you have to register (it's free), but they've got a lot of scrapbook kits and frames and the like that make card making really easy. :D


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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-15 07:45 pm (UTC)
I will pass these on to her. Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: mplsindygirl
2010-11-15 07:27 pm (UTC)
The church I attend has a sister church in Haiti and is already very involved there. Perhaps they'd be interested in this.
www.haumc.org
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-15 07:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-11-16 02:20 am (UTC)
Please note that the Episcopal Church is generally deeply involved in Haiti (for historical reasons that I'd have to look up to accurately recount). So, is there some page or document or anything else formal from the IDJH I can pass on to the priest to refer to the bishop / get in the church bulletin/ etc?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-16 02:44 am (UTC)
Thank you; I will recommend it!
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