Tuesday, July 14, 2015

CTMH is a proud supporter of Operation Smile

While our annual Close To My Heart Convention includes lots of learning, reveal of new products to come and FUN J….this is also a MAJOR event where we raise money for the organization of Operation Smile.J

If you have attended any of my home gatherings (parties), you know that at the end of the evening….I always share about Operation Smile.  I ask you to consider “rounding-up” your order or donate any amount that you’d like to help this organization as they provide free, life changing surgery’s for these precious children!!!   It’s amazing that it only takes $240 to save the life of one child!!!operation-smile-card-text
Close To My Heart is a HUGE supporter of Operation Smile (O.S.)!!!

A portion of every stamp set sold is donated to O.S., AND you may have noticed with our recent Idea Books – there is also a SPECIAL stamp set that you can purchase for a larger donation to go to these children’s surgery's. 

Happy Everything_OS _summer 2015 stamp setRight now you can purchase THIS “Happy Everything” stamp set for the retail price of $17.95…..and $3 of each stamp set sold will go directly to Operation Smile. 
This Exclusive stamp set is ONLY available until August 31, 2015!!  (CLICK HERE to see artwork using this stamp set)

  This is WONDERFUL news…however, we just learned that starting September 1st – Close To My Heart has increased the donation they will be giving to O.S. They will now be giving $7 when the NEW stamp set, “Animal Greetings” is purchased!! (picture of stamp set to come in near future!)
So how much money was raised for Operation Smile at Convention in Disneyland, CA this year??? 
I am EXCITED to share that we had raised over $33,000, enough to pay for OVER 135 Operation Smile surgeries!!!!  Wahoo!!!!J

How was all this money raised at Convention 2015??? 
-CTMH created exclusive base & bling necklaces for $30 each and all proceeds went directly to O.S. operation smile necklace_up_2015 convention
-the 5K registration fee of $35, went directly to Operation Smile
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-each Convention there is a Operation Smile auction.  All artwork is donated by consultants, and then bid on by CTMH consultants….we had AMAZING results!!!
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Monica Wihongi, our Chief Communications Officer, recently went on an Operation Smile mission trip to Mexico.  When she arrived, Kate Walsh, (of Grey’s Anatamony) was also on this same mission trip.  Kate made this touching video about her time this week, allowing us to see a little bit into what their week was like in this Mexican village.   
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Please take a moment to watch this video….and you may need to keep a tissue near by.  So often, we feel like we can’t do anything to help – this is NOT that time. J

This is a time where we KNOW that our money is going directly to the children (not for administration costs, etc – they have a group of people that sponsor this part of the organization) and helps these precious lives!!!  

After watching, if you’d like to help in donating help to these precious children, please CLICK HERE to purchase one or more of the “Happy Everything” stamp set (they make great gifts!)

AND stay tuned – because beginning July 23, CTMH will be offering grey& red O.S. shirts in both men’s and women’s designs for $25.  You will be able to purchase this shirt on my CTMH website – www.kristah.ctmh.com AND $10 of EVERY shirt purchase will be donated toward Operation Smile!!!

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Thank YOU for helping us as we continue to raise funds for O.S. to continue to do this beautiful work, to save lives and create beautiful smiles. J

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger J

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