LuAnn made the bookmark, we just used her idea.
Today at 10 am we did an event at an LDS church making build a bears. Each primary age child made 2 bears and kept 1 and gave one to us for the children in the Sunrise Hospital hospital here in Las Vegas. It was a nice activity. I gave my business card out to all the adults there telling them we are always looking for more church and volunteer groups to help with making cards for kids.
I have met over 120 people in the last 6 months because of our cards for kids program. These are good people just helping the community.
I bring my newest Stampin Up team members with me to these events. They are a great help and it makes every event so much easier! "on the job training" We did this Build a Bear event at UNLV where 5 SU demonstrators came to help! The college students were wonderful.
We also had a few families show up with their children as well.
These events are very popular. Mostly because Disney was offering a free day pass to Disneyland for a day of service.
We have done this same class for 4 different recreation centers here in Las Vegas. I have a background check and a county "Ambassador" badge that allows me to teach kids anywhere in clark county. Find out if your county has a similar program.
The cards for kids program gave me the idea to contact our children's libraries.
I have been teaching at libraries each month for the past 2 years!
Each time we help the children make a paper craft we do our best to put our contact label on the back of the items we send home with the kids. We usually have our business cards with us too if anyone wants to have our information.
Last week we made chick and egg cards
next week we teach duck cards at the Clark County Library from 11 am - noon.
These wonderful librarians read stories that have something to do with our paper craft.
Last week a new library called and we added a journal 2pm class to today's events. It was fun and we met 20 new girls ages 12-16! They are all coming back next month for a mother's day class.
Then Linda the librarian, liked our project so well that she invited us back next saturday to do the same class for the younger kids!
Doing paper craft classes helps us get to know these children's librarians. They have wonderful programs for the kids. I am always pleased to see what a great job they do.
Our library also allows us to use their rooms for holding FREE make-n-take classes. It's a great way to get 20 or more people in one room all trying out our SU products!
The best part is, the library advertises these events so we always have a great turn out!!!
The library we went to today told us about a special grant they have to spend... she is ordering some craft products from us for future events! What a wonderful blessing that is. We can never have TOO MANY orders :)
New friends and customers are always welcome
I'm thankful for a job I love working with people I care about.
You too can make a difference,
one card at a time,
Sherrill Graff firstname.lastname@example.org
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own cards for the kids go here