I wanted to say THANK YOU each and everyone of you that purchased a pattern during my one day only flash sale where I promised to give 100% of profits to Harvey Relief charities. Blog Post Here.
To say the least I WAS BLOWN AWAY with the response. We raised an incredible amount to give to the southern coast of Texas, that is in such a huge need right now.
I am so proud to be able to give this donation with your help. Helping those victims of Harvey, who are still without their homes and struggling to find the necessities makes my heart sing. Now when I scroll through my Facebook feed and see my friends and family in those flood areas trying to recover from their losses, I can feel a little better knowing that the P4P community was able to help provide some relief. I can’t imagine how scary of a time this is for them, as they’re still not able to get to their homes, and they have such a long, rough road ahead of them.
Together we are able to help so many families in need with over $15k donated. I split the amount between a few local relief efforts including the Houston Diaper Bank, Houston Food Bank,, the JJ Watt Houston Flood Relief Fund , and Texas Association of Fire Fighters (designated directly to Harvey victims).
Each charity has it’s own main focus of relief- which is why I choose to split. The Food Bank to help get meals to those in the area. The Diaper Bank to get diapers and other toiletries to those in need in that area- and is one of the things I’ve heard most from local disaster relief efforts that is needed so badly. The JJ Watt Houston Flood Relief is a very specific fundraiser with goals to help with all immediate needs- clean water being a focus currently as well as future planning to help relieve the re-build and aftermath this storm will leave the areas with. He has an incredible foundation where there are no fees incurred and is working hard to put the money into the very best action for his city. Lastly, I gave a small amount to the Texas Association of Fire Fighter- designated specifically to Harvey Relief where some of the fire fighters who are working tirelessly as first responders have also lost everything. Fire families sacrifice so much to be the first in action and help their community.
I waivored sharing the amount raised for a few days, but I hope if you purchased from the P4P site 8/31/2017 that you share the pride in being able to give to these great charities that will absolutely be making a difference in the victims lives both immediately and down the road when the media has moved on to other headlines. THANK YOU! If you missed the sale and are disappointed, you can always donate to one of the local charities I choose or another you like.