Friday, January 09, 2009

Charity for 2009

Last year I held an awareness giveaway for preeclampsia in May for the Preeclampsia Foundation. I made a baby quilt and gave each person who donated a dollar to the foundation one chance to earn that quilt. For each dollar a person donated, they earned one chance towards the raffle. I want to do something similar this year but I'm debating right now between three very important causes in my life.

May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month through the Preeclampsia Foundation.

September is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month through United Cerebral Palsy.

November is Prematurity Awareness Month through the March of Dimes.

If you have a moment to answer a couple of questions, I would really appreciate it as it will help me pick my cause. I'd love to do them all but I just am not sure I can pump out a large project for each of them.

If you were to donate to one of those causes, which one would you choose?

Would you be willing to offer a giveaway for any of these causes?

If you were to donate money to earn a ticket to a raffle, what sort of a prize would most entice you? Would it be a quilt? Would it be a handbag?

Would you prefer to buy a product from my shop where the profits or a percentage of the profits were then donated to the cause?

Thanks so much for your time. If you have any additional ideas, I'd love to hear them!


Amelia Sprout said...

Pre E or prematurity would be my preference since they either did, or could have effected me, but I would donate for any of them. I would offer a give away (I knit). I would donate too, for anything you made, seriously.

I would rather donate a prize or buy a ticket, but that is just me.

Mommy Daisy said...

I would say I am most aware of March of Dimes. Therefore, probably more likely to help them out. But the other causes are great too.

I have been crocheting up a storm lately. I'd be willing to make a scarf or baby blanket to auction off for you. And I would help promote it on my website too (for whatever cause/s you end up doing).

Christy said...

Hmmm, that's hard. I would more than likely choose March of Dimes.

If I had anything to offer to giveaway, I would. :)

That orange handbag would entice me to donate ;)

Although I love your stuffs, I would rather just donate money.

Nowheymama said...

The March of Dimes one is in Nov, which gives you the most time to plan and pull something together.

We LOVE the quilt we won last year and would be VERY enticed by another handmade item of yours. :)

ButterflyGem said...

Hey shannon i have a ton of samples for giveways if you would like just email me at and i will send yah some goodies to auction off on your blog :) for all three months! huge hugs and lots of love!

Ellen Seidman said...

A toughie, all are worthy causes! But I feel like there's a problem with prematurity awareness, so I'd donate to that. (Max was born on term, that wasn't what caused the cp....) I'd much prefer to buy a product from you were money is donated to a cause than donate

Anonymous said...

I would like September Cerebral..