Box Tops for Education
Janet Kubelka has been collecting Box Tops for Education to support the Pagosa Springs Elementary School but the actual box top stamps are being phased out. Instead, the program is now using a smartphone application to find and credit eligible products.
To install your application, go to your app store (google play store for android or the apple store for apple phones) and search for “Box Tops for Education”. Once you find it, download and install it just like you would any other phone application. The app is free. After it’s installed, follow the prompts to set up your sign on using your email address and select “Pagosa Springs Elementary School” as your school to support. Now you are set up and can scan your grocery store receipts and email them from the application to the program. They will search for eligible products and notify you via email if any were found on your receipt. If you have digital receipts like Walmart Pay, there are instructions inside the application on how to forward those receipts for examination.
Every time an eligible product is found, the school is credited. Last year, Pagosa Springs Elementary School earned $700 from this program.
If you are unable or unwilling to install the application, bring your receipts to the guild meetings and Janet will scan them for you. Until they are gone, you can also continue to cut the stamps from the tops of boxes and bring those to Janet. If you need help with any of this, contact Janet at 970-382-1406 or email@example.com.
Pop Top Tabs
Ida Theys is collecting tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. These are the tabs found on soda cans, pet food, and other canned goods that help you to open the item without a can opener. Please place a jar or baggie next to your sink and as you prep your meals just pop them in the bag and bring it to a meeting when you have a bunch. You can contact Ida with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quilts to Donate
If you have run out of people to give your quilts to, please consider taking up a charity to receive your creations of love. Here are a few that other guild members are donating to and the people to see about getting involved:
- Aspire: Ida Theys – email@example.com Contact Ida for a baby quilt kit. It will cost you nothing but time and thread!
- Quilts of Valor/Gold Star Mothers: Pat Akers – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prayers and Squares: Janet Kubelka – email@example.com
- Durango Linus Project: Judy Danielson – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Habitat for Humanity: Diana Rue Baird 970-903-8837
Australia Animal Project
With the Australian fires claiming nearly half a million animal lives, there are thousands (if not millions) more that are injured and in need of certain suppliers from those who sew!
Pouches, koala mittens, bat wraps and carry bags — the provided patterns listed below are the items that Australia is in dire need of!
If you were looking to help the animals in need and didn’t know how — this is your chance!
Wands for Wildlife – Appalachian Wildlife Refuge
Ida Theys is collecting used mascara wands to donate to the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge. Old mascara wands are used to remove fly eggs and larva from the fur and feathers of wild animals. They work great because the bristles are close together. Bring your used wands (washed preferably) to any guild meeting for Ida to collect.