As I submerge myself in fundraising efforts this Spring/Summer for the charities I work with, one thing is for sure, the Pledge is out in full force. As we all face these new uncertain economic times, asking for large donations from individuals or even corporations and expecting success has proven difficult. At this point, everyone seems like they are relying completely on the “Give What You Can” slogan of yesteryear.
As some of you may not know yet, I am the Founder of The Pink Pom Pom Project (PPPP), which is a small community outreach programme/charity focusing on arts and crafts through out London. We started by making hats and scarves for Breast Cancer survivors, for FREE, and we still do.
However, the project has grown by leaps and bounds, we now offer crafting projects to children from 5 to 13 years old within schools via the PPP Schools Club Charity Boxes. These boxes are offered to teach children and teenagers new techniques in crafting whilst raising awareness for Breast Cancer (BC) and how to help the community.
Other projects within the programme are Commission Possible, fundraisers with local artists our first being a work of art by the very talented Chloe Croft; Stitch & Bitch; and The Playdate boxes. And our newest venture and commission will come through Emerge Global, a project to be unveiled in September, but something we are most excited about. It is the opportunity to empower young women from abusive circumstances by giving them a platform for life!
Our beneficiary charity, The Haven based in London, receive the hats and scarves and a designated project from the children along with a hand written note of love and care. The Haven is a Breast Cancer Support Centre offering patient counseling, family therapy, exercise programmes for visitors, and advice in nutrition all for FREE. We provide their BC visitors with a symbol of comfort and strength through the hats, scarves and now pink pom pom pillows.
The Pink Pom Pom Project has been self-funded since its inception, less than a year, and we are looking forward to incorporating larger fundraising modules. However, for the time being, they must be small ones in the shape of a Pledge.
PLEASE help us get off the ground today and pledge what you can! We do give back not only with educating communities, children and women, but we give back a specially made token from one of the Staffers at The Pink Pom Pom Project.
Should anyone wish to take the £100 Pledge, and note for a limited time only, you will receive a quilted pillow by none other than me, Alexandra Wallace-Currie, Founder of The Pink Pom Pom Project. And you can ask my sewing teacher, Edwina, how far I have come in my own techniques. She would probably say you’d be waiting a long long long time for that pillow!
But believe you me, as a good Junior League of London member and volunteer, I am pulling up my sleeves and conquering the machine for such an amazing cause – so get yours today!
So please support and take The Pink Pom Pom Pledge us today!