Thursday, February 21, 2008

Great MOOOO-s!!!

Thanks to some generous donations, Creative Change has raised enough money to purchase one heifer! Let's make it two! Coming soon: details about the next organization Creative Change is going to support!

Monday, February 11, 2008

The orders are coming in!

Wow! What a great response for our first day! I hadn't realized how many people would be interested in getting cards via mail, so I didn't provide explicit instructions on how to do so. Here they are:

1). Write a check to Heifer International. Make sure your donation includes shipping. Please include how many packs of cards you are purchasing with your donation (or you can let me know via email at
2). Send your check to:

Ellie McDermott
Creative Change
1913 Harris Ave
Bellingham WA, 98225

We are in the process of establishing Creative Change as a non-profit corporation. Until then, please make your check out to the organization we are supporting. We will send all the individual donations in when we have reached our goal.

Thank you for your support!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The First Card-Making Party!

After three hours of cutting, taping, and eating chocolate on a gray Saturday afternoon, new and old friends ended up making nearly 200 cards! We developed quite a system of assembly, taking care to squeeze behind each others' chairs as we moved around our very full apartment! Now there are over 50 packs of eight cards just waiting to be purchased! And since our goal is to buy a heifer ($500), when all 50 packs are sold, we'll have ourselves a cow! (Check out the post below for more information and details). So if you feel inspired to purchase or sell these cards, please contact me at Hosting card parties, taking cards to your place of work or worship, buying them as gifts - there are so many opportunities to spread the word about Heifer and our project. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

I want to thank Rosemary, Kayce, Lindsay, Liz, Allison, Danielle, Becca, Eileen, Christina, Katie, and Stephanie for spending their Saturday making a difference!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Welcome to Creative Change!

This week marks the exciting beginning of Creative Change. The mission of Creative Change is two-fold: to generate funds for domestic and international non-profits and to raise awareness about the non-profits we support. On Saturday, a group of young ladies will meet in Bellingham to create beautiful, handmade cards. These cards will then be sold in packs and the proceeds will benefit the first non-profit that Creative Change has chosen to support, Heifer International. Our goal is to purchase a heifer for a family. (Please visit Heifer's website at for more information). The reason Creative Change has chosen to support Heifer is because by providing livestock, Heifer helps people to break out of the cycle of poverty and into a life of economic independence. The offspring from the livestock are required to go to another family in need, thus creating a cycle of self-reliance and community development!

How can you help? There are many ways to support Creative Change:

1). Host a card party. Invite your friends over for a night of hors d'ourves and share the mission of Creative Change while providing an opportunity for your guests to purchase cards.
2). Take Creative Change cards to your place of work, church, or neighborhood.
3). Volunteer at a card-making party.
4). Purchase Creative Change cards directly.

Packs of eight cards plus envelopes will be sold at a suggested donation of $10/pack. Please add $2 for shipping.

Let's make a creative change in our world!