Monday, May 2, 2011

You can do it too!


This pile of pendants just went off today to Camp Summersault in Los Angeles. I first heard about this over at Gaea's blog. Camp Summersault is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and is free to kids with cancer and their siblings.  I have a little soft spot in my heart for projects like this. I spent a lot of years working in a cancer hospital and have seen how opportunities like this can make a world of difference in the life of child. I especially like that it gets the siblings involved as they often get lost in the whole scary cancer world of a the brother or sister with cancer.

Karen Braverman teaches a beading class each year and she'd love to have you donate beads for the class.I just think this is such a wonderful idea that I had to pass this opportunity along to you.  You can read more about it below. I think you can click that photo and it should enlarge to a more readable size.



You can do this too! You don't need to be a bead maker. You just need to dig into that bead stash of yours and send them on their merry way. You can email Karen at Designerkaren2@aol.com for more information.

10 comments:

SueBeads said...

Thanks for the info and your pendants are so summery and wonderful for something like that camp!

windrock studio said...

Hey LeAnn, these look like lusious pieces of candy! I will be checking this out, so glad you don't have to be a beader ... thanks, always.

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

There is another organization who uses beads to benefit sick children. It's called Beads of Courage.

lindalandig said...

Thanks for this info. I am in the middle of Spring Cleaning my studio. Now I know what to do with my extra beads! Thanks!

mairedodd said...

thank you so much for sharing this leann - what a wonderful opportunity... i am appreciative of how you mention the family dynamic... while my children never had cancer, i have been in the position of serious medical involvement for years with two of my kids - and it is hard on the other kids in the family... your hearts are just wonderful and meaning-filled...

stregata said...

Thanks for mentioning this, LeAnn!

steufel said...

Thanks for sharing!

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

that is wonderful!

My Life Under the Bus said...

I have beads!!! I am totally going to do this - thanks for the info!

Rebecca said...

You're a generous soul :-) I am sending some of my stash their way but I have no handmade goodies to offer up as I don't make my own beads sadly. I'm sure the kids will love your pendants.