Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Stamping for Soldiers and Eating for WINGS

For Immediate Release

Media contact: Katie Bolinger 224-456-3050

Stamping for Soldiers and Eating for WINGS

HOFFMAN ESTATES -- Three area Stampin' Up!
demonstrators -- Katie Bolinger of Hoffman Estates,
Chiemi Kusonuki of Elk Grove Village, and June
Susmarski of Elgin -- are offering area residents a
chance to make cards for soldiers serving overseas
while raising money for another charity, too.

Stamping for Soldiers and Eating for WINGS (Women In
Need Growing Stronger) will be held from 3 - 8 p.m.
October 6 in the party room of the Hoffman Estates
Buona Beef, 2352 W. Higgins Road (Higgins Road near
Barrington Road).

Visit the party room first and get a flyer. Present
the flyer when ordering your Buona Beef meal that day
and a percentage of your meal purchase will be donated
to the WINGS program, which provides services for
homeless and/or abused women and children in the
Chicagoland area. Direct donations to the WINGS
program can also be made in the party room.

Those attending can make up to three cards — a thank
you card to soldiers, a Christmas card for overseas
soldiers to send home, and a card to make and take for
themselves. There is a nominal fee for the make and
take cards to cover supply costs. This event is in
conjunction with World Card Making Day.

World Card Making Day is a day to celebrate the
creativity of handmade cards and the personal
connection that they create between friends and family
while Kicking off the holiday card-making season. To
learn more about this international day of creativity
visit http://www.worldcardmakingday.com/. Stampin' Up!
Is a silver sponsor of World Card Making Day.

For more information, contact Katie Bolinger at
224-456-3050 or visit


You can't win if you don't play

There were no entries so there were no winners in my blog candy contest. I guess I was just not destined to have WANTED. : (

My sister's 40th birthday book is now her Christmas present instead. I have 2 big events coming up and no time to do personal stuff. So I guess I can keep the Grace challenge open.

The first in the Stamping for Soldiers and Eating for WINGS event above. I have a goal of 500 cards for but I have planned for 600 - that's a lot of paper to cut and it won't be here until Friday (my sister's birthday).

The second is the Ladies Night Out for the Cure event in Hoffman Estates on November 9th for the American Cancer Society. I have a lot of cash and carry crafts to make, a display to develop, yadda, yadda, yadda.

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