WOW! WOW! WOW!
THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!
Today we received another bundle of LO's that has pushed our frog into the black! We have now received a staggering 6314 LO's for the abused and needy children of SCKC!
A big Thanks to Yvette & her 6yr old daughter, Elizabeth, L Mercer and Cheryl J.......along with many many scrappers in our wonderful community (and from all over the world) you have contributed to ensuring that over 315 Children in Australia and NZ will receive the gorgeous Memory books that they deserve!
For us it is hard to imagine our children growing up with no photos of their achievements, their birthdays, special holidays or even simply their smiling cheeky little faces. For the children who attend SCKC that was their reality, shuffled throughout our welfare system, photos and memorabilia of their childhood were never paramount to their quality of lives. For us, we understand all to well the value of photos, of journaling and a beautiful backdrop......Thanks to all of us, these children will now have stunning albums to anchor not only their precious childhood memories but that will become a physical representation of their hopes & dreams for a better future.
I have said it before but will repeat it again, last year at the SCKC Illawarra goodbye concert, an 11 year old Girl ran up to me, she had only ever seen me behind the lense and was unaware of why her photograph continued to be taken throughout the week......she threw her arms around me and with tears in her eyes, she Thanked me for her book and desperately tried to articulate as no other child I had ever seen, even to the point of promising me, that she wouldn't waste her life, that she would become someone worthy, that her book was now so important and would remind her that she was worth something to somebody! From that moment on I knew I would endeavor to do everything I could to ensure that abused & often unwanted little girls and boys like her who attended SCKC would continue to receive these precious books that although tiny in size were so big in these kids hearts and minds.
THANKS to you that dream, that wish to do everything in my power of helping all of these kids through NZ & Australia is now a reality, so as you go about your lives and tend to your own families, don't ever doubt that you do indeed make a difference and have made an enormous impact on the hearts and minds of lots of little people you may never meet!
If your still unsure, head to my last post (HERE) where some of the SCKC camp directors and several of the buddies who attended SCKC camps in Januray this year have left their comments of Thanks!
Please be assure that we will continue to gratefully accept LO's and goodies that you may still wish to donate, 2010 will be here before we know it and with a new year of SCKC camps, we will again be needing your help!
For now I plan on sorting the pages with books and embellishment kits for the remaining 5 camps of 2009.....I will update you all again soon
God Bless & Thanks so very much