Tuesday, April 16, 2024

MB School Thank You for the Elks by Reneé

 Hello Ai fans!

Have you heard of the organization called The Elks?

My husband is a member (therefore I'm a member through marriage) and they
are a WONDERFUL organization. My local lodge runs food drives, delivers gifts at Christmas
to families in need, sends oversees troops care packages and so much more. When I was in just
before Christmas they asked if my school needed any books. Well, the answer to that question is
always YES!

They asked me for a wish list. I went back to our reading specialist and she gave me her dream
wish list thinking she'd be grateful to get even a little of it.  They didn't have the funds at that 
moment but said as soon as they did, they'd let us know.  Well, guess what? When the funds
came in they had more to share than they thought they would and offered to buy us TWO of every 
book on the list. Now we can spread the books out to more classrooms or give two of the same books to the same class for kids who like to buddy read.  We were stunned and so grateful to them.

I made them a card using a bunch of Art Impressions products.

I'm planning to take it to school and have a students sign it, then get a photo of them
with the books to send to the Elks for their bulletin board. 

The card is very large, 5.5"x 8" so that lots of students can sign it. Since I wanted a very large, sturdy card, I used the Canson XL Watercolor paper. I went heavy
on the red and blue since those are our school colors.

Copics used:

BV00, YG07, RV29, Y08, YR15, YR68, E31, B24, B28


Sharon Caudle said...

Wow! How amazing is that??!! And what a wonderful card you made to thank them, Renee! It's perfect! They are going to love it!

Hunky Dory said...

What a wonderful organization and such a treat to receive so many books. Your card is fantastic and a great big special Thank You.

Lisa Ja said...

So cute. I love how you used that stamp set.