too sad for crafts April 18, 2007

Update from Anna:

One of the sellers in the etsy_lj group on Livejournal is donating all of the proceeds from her shop to the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund. She suggested listing items and tagging them with “hokiefund.”

Her shop is here.

thanks, Anna!!

Like so many of us, I’ve just felt utterly sad and wrung out since hearing the awful news about the shootings in Virginia. My heart goes out to everyone mourning friends and family, and to the students who went through that terrifying ordeal. I can’t even imagine.

My heart is too heavy to write about crafty stuff so instead I’ll just post this information from the head of the Virginia Tech Foundation that was passed on to me yesterday, in case anyone is interested:

“Many have asked how they may send financial memorials… any memorial gifts, payable to the “Virginia Tech Foundation,” designated specifically for the “Virginia Tech Family Fund,” should be mailed to University Development, 902 Prices Fork Road (0336), Blacksburg, VA 24061.”

If you’d like to, maybe you can make something by hand, and sell it as a fundraiser for the memorial fund in honor of the students and professors who were killed. If I hear of a way to directly donate crafty gifts or cards, I’ll post it, so please let me know if you have heard about anything like that. I would really appreciate it.

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