Okay – I’m a little early.. but I’m not one to hang about! Follow this link to find these eleven wonderful handmade softies for auction on eBay! These are the first of six rounds of auctions! The auctions run for seven days – and all funds (ex listing fees) will go to The Mirabel Foundation. There’s a link on the top right hand side of this very blog – which will take you straight to eBay so you can check in whenever you like!
If your softie is featured in Round One – tell us a bit about yourself in the comments below! And Mikes thanks you a heap! As does The Mirabel Foundation! edit – I’d love it if you could also email me a little bit about why you made a toy – so I can put it onto the eBay listing of the softie that you made – just to let everyone know what YOU are all about!
I’d like to remind you about the work of the Mirabel Foundation – and encourage you to take part in our fundraiser for a super important Foundation.
The Mirabel Foundation was established in 1998 to assist children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental illicit drug use and are now in the care of extended family (kinship care). Mirabel believes that every child deserves a childhood and its mission is to break the destructive cycle of addiction.
Follow this link to read some harrowing stories which detail some kids first hand experiences of living with a drug using parent. It’s sad to note that these stories are just the tip of the iceberg. They are heartbreaking and must be read. My feeling is if any child is in difficulty, then we are responsible for ensuring their happiness and safety. It does take a village to raise a child. It’s important not to close our eyes to this issue. Open ’em up wide, I say. And tell someone else about it too.
The ‘Softies for Mirabel‘ auctions will run over the next six weeks – and we have some amazing softies made by some crafters you don’t know, and some crafters you do (watch out for toys by Loobylu, Two Little Banshees, Ric-Rac and One Red Robin to name only a few!). Starting price on all auctions is $25AUD. We will ship toys to any corner of the globe!
If you are a softie maker – it’s definately not too late to join our cause and send a toy – we’ll be accepting toys for the auction for the next four weeks (we thought it best to extend the deadline!) – and toys that you would like to be given to the Mirabel kids can be sent right up until mid-December. If you are a high profile softie maker or crafter we’d love your work to auction – as the more funds we can raise the better! I know life is so busy – but even the simplest softies are beautiful – and we’d love yours! Please support The Mirabel Foundation and help some great kids!
See you on eBay!