Next weekend the Scrapbook Expo will be in St. Charles, Illinois at the Pheasant Run Resort. August 23-24 Scrapbookers, rubber stampers and paper crafters look forward to this event every year. I look forward to working with my friend Melissa in The Rubber Café Booth. It’s also the weekend Betsy, one of the Chicagoland Scrapbooker staff members gets a chance for her to do good.
Chicagoland Scrapbooker staff member Betsy Burnett is involved in a group called Shoebox 1k. This group helps to pack shoebox gifts filled with; school supplies, personal hygiene items, toys, a stuffed animal, hard candy and more. These boxes are then sent to needy children all over the world along with the good news of God’s love, through an organization called Operation Christmas Child. Last year Betsy and her group packed over 1200 shoeboxes that were then distributed to Uganda, Madagascar, and the Philippines.
At the Scrapbook Expo in addition to running the baggage check area, Shoebox 1k also holds “basket raffles.” Manufacturers and businesses have donated over $1000 in prizes to be given away. Tickets can be purchased for $1 each or buy 10 get 2 free and are available at the Baggage Check booth at the Scrapbook Expo that weekend. All money raised goes to help purchase items for the shoeboxes and cover delivery costs.
Chicagoland Scrapbooker Magazine is excited to once again sponsor Betsy with this event and has donated a gift basket to be raffled off. In addition to that gift basket you will find baskets from these wonderful sponsors: Archival Inn, Cafe’ Crop, Close to My Heart Consultant Lori Brown, Craftwell, Creative Memories Consultant RuthAnn Lewckyj, Creative Options, Genuinely Jane Studios, Hydrangea Hippo, JoAnn’s Creations, Linnie Blooms, Pampered Chef Consultant Shirley Van De Wedge, Peddler’s Den, Robin’s Nest, Scrap Addict for Life, Scrap It Girl, Tim Holtz, Wild Tree Organic Consultant Dot Alcorn, Xyron, and MORE!
To help promote this fabulous cause Scrapbook Expo has generously donated 2 pairs of tickets for me to give away to a couple of Chicagoland Scrapbooker Magazine readers. What do you have to do to win? Leave me a comment letting me know what you look forward to most while attending Scrapbook Expo. If you haven’t been there yet.. why do you want to go? Two winners will be selected at random to win a pair of tickets for free admission to the Scrapbook Expo.
Entries will close Tuesday August 20, 2013 at noon central time. Sorry but entries are limited to United States only. Tickets will be given to you at the Expo by Betsy herself. Stop by to see me at the Rubber Café Booth!
A big thank you to Scrapbook Expo for their generous donation. To learn more about the Shoebox 1k project or the basket raffle event at the expo, visit Betsy’s blog Aim Happy and click on “Shoebox 1k” or “Events” at the top menu and don’t forget to comment to this post sharing what you like most about going to Scrapbook Expo or why you want to go? I will post the winner on Tuesday night.. leave a comment & Good Luck!