As of today, November 3 , 2018, my offer to send kits to donors to ART FOR AID is CLOSED.
There are NO MORE kits available at this time.
I am very happy to report that the 36 art kits available last weekend in support of the ART FOR AID mylar blanket project have now gone to the donors. Thank you most sincerely to all donors!
You will be happy to learn that blanket shipment your donations provided for has now been prepared and will be on its way to the families in need. Colleen Gray of Art For Aid has been posting shipping updates on FB. She has been thrilled by your response, as I have been.
And in more good news for donors: the 36 kits have been mailed this week ( despite our rotating postal strike, lucky us!). Please let me know when you get yours! If you make some art with the papers, send me a photo!
But now a disappointment to report:
Folks who may have donated BEFORE they reserved a kit could be very disappointed by the above news: so please email me wendy(dot)feldberg(at)sympatico(dot)ca and let me know what you donated.
I will try to honour your generosity in some small way even if you have donated without first reserving your kit. Unfortunately for now, I will not be able to match your donation with the same kits as I was able to do for those who reserved kits.
My supposition is that some folks got the info by means other than directly from my blog or my FB posts. Thus some donors did not get the info first hand by reading on my blog or on my FB about how to reserve a kit first ( kit numbers were limited) and after that, to make the donation.
Thus some very generous people ended up donating after all the kits had been reserved by people who had seen the full instructions on my blog. It means that people were ready to donate even when they had not assured themselves of receiving their gift of a kit. A double portion of the spirit of generosity.
O dear. But I will try my best to compensate those donors in some measure. And I sincerely thank you for your patience, implore your mercy and I apologize for not having foreseen the need to handle eventualities such as this.
This has been a learning experience for me on how to fundraise online! But at the same time, I have received the grace of being touched by your great goodwill and trust. Thank you.