Sunday, January 30, 2011

'Brady' Charity Collab

The STS Designers came together to create this charity collab to help bring home a little boy named Brady. Shelby, of Jenasis Design, is friends with the family that is trying to adopt this precious little boy. Below the previews of the kit, you will find information that Shelby has posted about Brady and the family who is trying to share their home with him.

This kit is not just any ordinary kit; it is for an amazing cause and an amazing little guy that needs a family, a home, and someone to love and care for him. The Hartman family, are in the process of adopting the sweet boy below. They feel called to rescue this little boy "Brady" from a mental institution in Eastern Europe. Because he has Downs Syndrome, Brady was abandoned at birth, just like the majority of children with any sort of disabilities in Eastern Europe and other parts of the world. lt is standard procedure when these children turn between 4-6 years old (depending on region) that they are transferred from Orphanages to full blown Mental Institutions. This transfer is very traumatic, and many times these children suffer and sometimes die due to the conditions. Brady has already been transferred and The Hartmans are trying to get to him as quickly as possible. So I told this sweet family that I would ask the girls at "Stuff to Scrap" to Help!! The cost of this adoption is well between $20,000- $30,000 and so we just want to be able to contribute a little toward that huge amount. The amazing designers at "Stuff to Scrap" have put together an awesome collaboration that can be used to donate to this great cause. All proceeds from the sell of *Brady* goes directly to the Hartman's adoption fund.
Please consider helping in this amazing endeavor to BRING BRADY HOME!!
(Picture linked to their blog)
If you want you can read more at the Hartmans sponsor page

This blog has a post about Brady. She met Brady while adopting their son Aaron. It brought me to tears!!


This is a blog of another family we know that just adopted two children from Eastern Europe (They are so cute and its just amazing to see how much they are thriving with a little love) =D


Cap Creations said...

Hello, Can I repost this to help spread the word?

RK said...

This is so cool!

I have been an admirer of your work for a long time, (since your stuff used to be all on the blog here for free! :o) and I just had to do a double take real quick when I saw this come up on my reader! My two worlds have collided, and I never expected that!

A quick explanation... I have a daughter with DS, and I found digiscrapping after I started a blog for her 4 years ago. (Long ago I sent you a note about having used some of your freebies for her blog background. It's ok if you don't remember. :o) Since then, I've come to do volunteer image work, making buttons, and free blog designs for adopting families, for Reece's Rainbow, and I often use STS things for those buttons! But I never thought my fave digiscrap blogs/store and my DS world would interact!

So kudos to you guys for doing this collab!! Thank you for helping bring Brady home, and for helping to spread the word about the families (hundreds!) who are in the process of doing just what Brady's family is right now.

Thank you!! Thank you!! This totally made my week!!

Andrea said...

Cap Creations, I'd love if you would repost this! That would be great!

RK, small world, huh?!
I vaguely remember that little note from you.......that's saying something for me since I can barely remember what was for breakfast yesterday! ;)

Cap Creations said...

Hi again, I re-posted it here

But am wondering, can I create a freebie printable item from this kit to giveaway in the same post when I post about this kit on the Cap Creations blog?

Andrea said...

Thanks, hun. I've emailed Shelby asking her about the freebie. I'll let you know as soon as I hear something. =~}

Cap Creations said...

Okay thanks! Anyway you could contact me here and let me know when you hear back?

I made a simple thank you card and a birthday card that I wanted to post as freebies if allowed. If yes I will link that post up to several link parties hopefully spreading the word.

Thanks again!