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Introducing our first annual fundraising campaign
The Crochet Club has been “Blanketing Our Community” for more than 20 years and has donated over 16,000 blankets to people in need in London and the surrounding area.
NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The COVID pandemic continues to cause some interesting changes for the Club, On the positive side, our membership has grown by 30% as people looked for new ways to occupy their time. Consequently, we were able to donate over 1,000 blankets each year to local organizations compared to an average of 800 blankets in prior years, and we expect this higher level of need and output to continue.
But we face challenges as well. More members and mor blankets require more yarn and yarn costs continue to increase. An added expense has been rent for our Clubhouse. In the past years, we depended on different free locations to store yarn, completed blankets and supplies. When these locations became inaccessible during lockdown, we realized the only way for the Club to continue was to rent a multi-purpose space where we could store our supplies and safely allow members to pick up yarn and drop off completed blankets on an appointment basis. The flexibility and convenience of this space has worked well for us, and we consider it critical to the Club’s ongoing success.
The combined cost of this additional overhead is approximately $10.000 per year. We have set this as our target for our first annual Fundraising Campaign KEEP London warm! and are asking for donations from everyone looking to support our worthwhile cause. This campaign runs until September 30, 2023.
You can donate by:
- e-transfer to email@example.com (preferred method)
- cheque to The Crochet Club of London mailed to The Crochet Club of London, 1552 Hillside Dr. London N6G 4M6
- via Canada Helps by using the “donate now” button below. Please note, Canada Helps retains a percentage as administration costs.
Tru Earth, a company which sells environmentally friendly laundry detergent and other products has a fundraising feature that benefits the Crochet Club. Click on the link below to sign up and place an order, Tru Earth donates 20% of the amount to the Crochet Club. It works in the U.S. and U.K. as well as here in Canada.
If you, like a number of Club members already use Tru Earth products and have an account, you click on the link and then go to “Menu” at the top left and order as normal. There is no time limit on this offer.