Saturday, 15 January 2011

Australia Flood Appeal - making your stamp purchases count

We have all been horrified by watching the flooding that has devastated (at time of writing) 75% of Queensland. For those reading who are overseas, Queensland covers a huge area on the North-eastern coast and inland of Australia. The stories of loss and sometimes heroism are coming through every day, and the tragedy just seems to go on and on. Some towns are now cleaning up, whilst others are still bracing themselves for more damage. (And as Queensland suffers, now parts of Victoria are also flooding... what a crazy country we live in!)

As part of their community spirit - something of which I have always been very proud - Stampin' Up! are assisting in this cause. For every Stamp Set that you purchase that has a retail value of $30 or more SU will donate $2 to the State Emergency Services in Queensland. (This donation will be made throughout New Zealand and Australia, so talk about it with your demonstrator if you already have one.) The appeal runs from January 15th until February 15th 2011. Here's the way it was written on our SU demonstrator website today:

"As flood waters continue to inundate Australia in what has been described as the worst flooding in 37 years, we express our deepest sympathies to those who have lost loved ones and homes and to those whose lives have been changed forever. We, like so many of you, feel a compelling need to lend support to all those who have been affected.

Stampin' Up! demonstrators have a long history of making a difference in the lives of others--especially when disaster strikes and the need is greatest. Nearly two years ago, we watched another tragedy unfold in Australia. Our hearts were touched as demonstrators, customers and friends joined together in support of the Bushfire Appeal. We've done it before and we can certainly do it again!

Please join with us by supporting the Australia Flood Appeal--a cause in which Stampin' Up! will donate $2 AUD of the retail value of sales from any stamp set (with a retail value of $30 or more) sold in Australia and New Zealand from 15 January through 15 February to the State Emergency Services in Queensland.

So if there is a stamp set that you have had your eye on, now is a great time to grab it.. you will also be contributing to a great cause!

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