Friday, May 9, 2014

Ticket! Ticket! Who Wants a Ticket? We are a Raffling!

See this BEAUTIFUL yarn bowl?
Do you want it to become yours?

Come join us at the 24HCC and the chances of it coming home with you to live go up! For every hour you craft we give you a ticket! More hours and your odds get ever better. 
3:00 on Sunday will pull the name of the lucky winner.
Will it be YOU?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

All Sorts of Tidbits and Information for the Event!

THREE DAYS until we knit, sew and crochet our little fingers off for 24 HOURS!  

With this in mind I thought I would post a few odds and end for those who are participating:

REGISTRATION: Have you registered yet?  If you haven't, pop that little paper and the fee in the mail today! If you think it won't arrive in time, go ahead and bring it with you when you come to the event. 
Remember, it's $10 for adults and $5 for kids and we won't turn anyone away for lack of funds!  The reg fee collected is going to pay for the costs of our location and any money past that amount will go directly to the Children's Cancer Association.

PLEDGE FORMS:  Keep getting those pledges!! The CCA recently set up a direct donation website if that makes it easier for your sponsors to donate:

MATERIALS:  We have several bolts of fabric, packages of batting, and skeins of yarn that are available for use. Participants are asked to also bring their own materials. We want to make sure there is enough for everyone! 


Please bring your own sewing machine, knitting needles and crochet hooks!

There is plenty of space to set up your machine around the Overlook House.

DONATE IN HONOR OF A LOVED ONE: We will have tags available for you to fill out and attach to donated items so that you may donate in the name of a loved one.

OVERLOOK HOUSE:  The house is spacious and bright with a main floor and upstairs that we may use. The back yard is a beautiful garden and patio that is all our, too.  We have use of the kitchen and the main floor bathrooms are ADA accessible. The only animals allowed are service animals.

FOOD:  The 24HCC is able to provide snacks and drinks throughout the event. The fridge in the kitchen will be available to store any food you bring. If you are going to be with us for some hours, I suggest packing a meal.


A Donation Page for the Children's Cancer Association!

Drum roll pleaaaaassseee!!!: 

The Children's Cancer Association has created a donation page for the 24 Hour Cancer Craftacular!

   Click HERE to donate directly to the CCA!

All of the participating crafters have access to a pledge form so that they can get hourly or flat rate sponsors as they craft-a-thon their hands off!

 All of the proceeds from the pledges go directly to the Children's Cancer Association to help support the wonderful work they do.

To find out more about the CCA visit their
website !!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

So, What Are you Doing May 10th Through 11th, 2014?

Have you ever wanted to devote an entire 24 hours to crocheting, knitting or sewing but never had a good excuse?  You have one now!  We are getting ready to host you for the 24 Hour Cancer Craftacular.  24 hours of doing what you love and helping out people at the same time.

Grab your friends, your crafting group, your family members and sign up to join us for the weekend. Make a group blanket. Have a contest to see who can make the most hats. Have FUN!

The historic Overlook House is a gorgeous setting. Comfy chairs are set up around the house on both the main and upper floors.  There a big windows that let in a lot of light and look out into the beautiful gardens. If the weather cooperates you can even set up your sewing machine on the patio or take your needles/hook out to the benches in the garden!

24 hours, 12 hours, 8 hours, 2 hours - pick the amount of time that suits you best and come help out adults and children experiencing cancer.  Don't forget to get pledges from your family and friends!!  

If you don't have the flier, registration form, or pledge form contact us and we will email it to you.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Cleaning?

It is that time of year! Spring cleaning time. I see more and more Facebook posts about shaking off the winter months by cleaning and purging the extra items we have accumulated in our houses. Goodwill runs are being made and garage sales are happening.

I'll give you another option!  Donate to the 24 Hour Cancer Craftacular!  We are looking for donations of fabric, thread and yarn for our event. Did you never get around to that project you planned?  Mis-measured fabric for another project? Just happen to have extra yarn from that sale you hit?  We would love to take it all off of your hands, and it will go to a great event! 

The 24HCC is looking for clean fabric and yarn that is coming from a non-smoking environment. Contact us and we will even come pick it up!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Welcome to the 24 Hour Cancer Craftacular!

Welcome to the first blog post for the 24 Hour Cancer Craftacular.  Many of you are familiar with this event and many are now. So, let me give you a brief run down of the event:

This event is a 24 hour sewing/crocheting/knitting craft-a-thon where participants will be making hats and blankets for adults and children who are experiencing cancer and cancer treatment.  Hats and blankets will be donated to Randall Children's Hospital and Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Adult items will be donated to OHSU.

Not only will they be crafting soft warm goodies that provide love and comfort but, they will be raising cash as well! How?  Do you remember the good 'ole fashioned jog-a-thon?  This is much the same. Crafters will be asking people to sponsor them at a flat rate or hourly rate. If you get hourly sponsors - the longer you stay and craft, the more they will be donating! The funds raised will be going to the Children's Cancer Association. 

When: 3:00pm May 10th - 3:00pm May 11th, 2014
Where: The Historic Overlook House
3839 N. Melrose Drive
Portland, Oregon 97227
Many more details to follow!