FEBRUARY 11TH, 2009 12:06PM PST 

Although I've only been blogging six months, I've met so many amazing crafters from all over the world. While it's been devastating to read the stories posted by our Australian friends, I'm so inspired and enthused by all of the charity efforts being made by the Crafty Community.  I'll be leaving this Roundup open and I'll continue to link to anything I see. If you're raising money with the sale of handmade items, or if you're  collecting goods, let me know and I'll do my best to get them added!

*Donate directly to the Australian Red Cross. *If you've got sewing skills, snowpea is collecting towels and pouches for Australian animal rescue groups. She also has inks for making joey and possum pouches. *The RSPCA in Victoria is accepting blankets and monetary donations to help area pets. *Handmade help is tracking crafty auctions and Etsy stores who's profits go to relief efforts.
*The Victoria Bushfire Appeal Etsy shop is full of handmade goods who's proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross. Free international shipping. *50% of all sales from the Etsy shop Hokey will be donated to hokey will be donated to Wildlife Victoria. *Etsy seller moomie is donating 100% of sales to the Australian Red Cross. *Our Community has a list of Australian charities who are accepting donations.
*Camp Follower Bags and Quilts has organized The Bushfire Quilt Project to collect quilt blocks. She'll be assembling and distributing them to victims. *The Toy Society is collecting handmade toys and goods for children affected by the fire. *Purchase any three samplers for .00 and 100% of the proceeds go to the Australian Red Cross. *Beyond Pink and Blue is putting together goodie bags for babies and children affected by the bush fires. They are collecting items of comfort and distraction, as well as fabric bags to hold the items.
*Handmade Help is collecting craft supplies to help re-stash a crafter. This is a great idea!*One Hour Craft is offering a thong pattern and tutorial in exchange for a Red Cross Donation.

12 Responses to “Australia Charity Roundup”

  1. mayaluna Says:

    Rachel,
    I’m so glad you’re doing this! xo

  2. Joanne Tinley Says:

    This is a great post Rachel! Thanks for putting so many ways to help in one place.

  3. Rane Says:

    Thank you as this is on my mind all morning.
    Check out this and you will see why… sad sad story.
    Thank you
    Rane
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jVp5cEZx82iGqdb0H_R7uWxRu5TgD9693GT80
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  4. Kimara@weefolkart Says:

    Thanks, Rachel! It’s important to help people…well, help! I hadn’t thought of contributing directing to the Australian Redcross, but now I will :)

  5. ingsthings Says:

    Rachel as always your post is so inspiring.

    thank you – for making this international. The toy society http://www.thetoysociety.blogspot.com are also gathering handmade toys for distribution.

    thank you ingrid

  6. Cath Says:

    Ow that’s great! You’re right, there are lots of good people out there! I wish I knew more crafty people :) It’s amazing the things I learned here with them. Keep going with your site :) It always give me some inspiration!

    (and you’re right that little time it’s great for medidate)

  7. Su Says:

    Great post! All in one place…. thank you!

  8. admin Says:

    @Rane-oh that is ad but I’m so glad he’s going to make a full recovery!

    @ingsthings-thanks so much for the link, I’ll be adding it!

  9. Veronica Says:

    It’s wonderful to see so much support going out. :D
    Beyond Pink and Blue are also holding a relief effort for children experiencing the bushfires: http://beyondpinkandblue.blogspot.com/2009/02/rainbow-comfort-packs-for-little-ones.html

  10. SandyinOz Says:

    Thank you so much Rachel for putting this out there! ((hugs)) from all us down under.

  11. feli Says:

    Thank you so much for posting a dedicated post for the Australian Bushfire Appeal.

  12. candice Says:

    hi rachel

    thank you so much for adding my etsy shop to your list
    (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5112498 ), i didn’t know where to start to let people know that i would be donating 100% of the proceeds of the sales in my shop to the australian red cross and i happened to stumble upon your links here!

    it’s great that you’ve got so many in one place, it really helps people to make a choice as to how they will help. i’ve linked your blog to my facebook page and hopefully that will help too.

    thank you again!
    candice (aka moomi)
    xxx

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