~ Creative Collective ~ Christmas Charity Auction!

Well, today we wrap up the first Creative Collective Project (Spring Craft) and I am going to share some of that with you tomorrow!

But today – I want to tell you all about our next project. What better time of year to help those who need it than Christmas (not far away, now!). So, we’ve teamed up to run a charity auction benefiting the Starlight Foundation – but we need your help! How? By contributing and/or spreading the word about our handmade charity auction!

Here’s how it’s going to work…

CREATE:

Those who wish to can create a handmade item of any kind that would be suitable to give as a gift. It can be of any dollar value and be inspired by anything you like. You can also create more than one item if you feel so inclined.

DONATE:

Once you have created your item take nice a photo and contact me via e-mail (jessica AT epherielldesigns.com) and include the following:

- a photo of your donation

- the RRP the item would usually sell for in your store (please also add a postage cost if you require the winner to pay postage)

- a brief description of your item

- your shop name and link (one link per person)

You will be required to post your item to the highest bidder once the auction has ended. Those details will be supplied to you.

All donations must be received by 12 Midnight Sunday Nov 14.

THE AUCTION:

The Auction will be held on the Creative Collective Facebook page [ from 12 Noon Monday Nov 15 until 12 Midnight Tuesday Nov 30.

To place a bid on an item you simply leave a comment on the photo of that item with the dollar amount you wish to bid.

Once the Auction has ended the highest bidder on each item will then be contacted to make payment and provide a postal address.

The items will be posted to the highest bidders by those who donated them, once payment has been received.

SUPPORT:

All funds raised from the selling of these items will be donated to the Starlight Foundation[www.starlight.org.au] to help grant the wish of sick children this Christmas. “Since being formed as an Australian children’s charity in 1988, Starlight has brightened the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children, and their families, throughout Australia. Starlight programs are delivered both in and out of hospital, providing positive distraction to children in their time of need. The pain, loneliness and isolation that sick children feel dominates their lives, and they often miss out on normal experiences that healthy children take for granted. Physical recovery is only part of the solution. Starlight delivers innovative programs designed to make children happy and lift their spirits when they need it most. Starlight brings fun and laughter to children no matter what their illness or where they live.” – From The Starlight Foundation website.

We would love you to join with us in this project. We hope to make a difference in the lives of sick children at a time when cheer and laughter are most needed at this festive time of year. The auction will be a great place to do some Christmas shopping and buy a gift that will give twice!

Please help us by grabbing a button and placing it on your blog and linking it to this post to help spread the word!

I look forward to hearing from you – and I hope you have a lovely time getting ready for Christmas!

Jess xx

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