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.  24HourCancerCraftacular@gmail.com

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!