Cleaning for a Cause–Donations from my Craft Room

Cleaning for a Cause–Donations from my Craft Room

I know what you’re thinking…she sure doesn’t have very good organization in her craft room!  And I agree, throwing stamps, stickers, alphas, trims, washi tape, bling, paper & ephemera all in one canvas bin wouldn’t be the ideal organization.  These items, though, will soon be in some flat rate boxes on their way to Colorado.

I recently learned from this video that a public high school teacher in Denver will be teaching a scrapbooking course in her science-oriented school and is asking for donations.  They will be doing scrapbook layouts, mini-albums and cards, but only have a small budget from the school for some tools and a few other items. Many of the students come from low-income families and can’t afford to buy supplies themselves.

I had already started a small reorganization project and had set aside some punches, stamps and other items when I found out about this donation opportunity.  Once I knew, I decided it would be the perfect time for a full-on craft room purge.  I went through all my Iris cases of patterned paper & cardstock as well as about eight large paper pads and came up with this six inches of paper to donate.

craft room items being donated paper

I’m about halfway through my ScrapRack and to my shame I am still finding things I’ve never used or haven’t touched in years.

Craft room items being donated stamps etc

Someone may as well be using these crafty goodies and I’m glad I ran across Nicole’s video to show me a place where they can all find a good home!!

If you are looking for a good excuse to purge old items and make room for the new, please check out the video or just send scrappy donations to:  DSST Stapleton High School, ATTN: Angie Turek, 2000 Valentia St, Denver, CO 80238.  Angie is asking for your return address as well so the class can send you a thank you 🙂 All for now, new card post coming soon!  Signature for blog posts