One of my New Year's Goals this year was to use up some of my old papers and paper scraps, so today, I took a couple of hours out to create twenty 6 x 6 Scrap Pages to donate to the Southern Cross Kids Camps Memory Page Drive.
The Southern Cross Kids Camps are attended by children in the foster care system, most of whom have been victims of abuse, neglect and abandoment. During the week they are paired up with an Adult Buddy who's number one priority is the child in their care. The week is a time out for the child to experience true adult companionship and have loads of fun, in a safe and loving environment. They get to experience activities they have never have before, like riding a motorbike, or going to the beach. Each and every child also has their birthday celebrated on one of the nights during the week and recieves a birthday box which is filled with loads of toys, games, craft items and toiletries etc. Items which are their very own to keep.
As part of the experience they are given a memory book to remember their week's expereinces, hence why the Memory Page Drive.
They have asked for pages to be kept quite simple, with just a photo matt and a journal box and/or a decorative element, and for pages to be more for boys or gender neutral. I thought the page designs and colours I have chosen will fit the bill, whilst being bright and cheery.
The goal this year is for 11,000 pages and the half way mark has already been passed, as well as making some pages here at home, I am planning on attending a 3 day crop being held later this month also. The organiser Julie has set a goal of doing 2000 pages over the three days, which will definitely push the SCKC closer to their goal.
Such a worthwhile cause and a great way for me to use up my older stash.