Archive for Fund-raising

Support Wool-Aid Through Amazon Smile

The Amazon Smile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Wool-Aid, as long as you shop through the Amazon Smile portal—smile.amazon.com—and have selected Wool-Aid as the charity you want to support.¬†Since 2014, the quarterly contributions from the Amazon Smile Foundation have made a big difference in our shipping funds!

Please spread the word and encourage more of your friends and family to support Wool-Aid through Amazon Smile—and help kids around the world smile, too!

On your first visit to Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com), please select Wool-Aid Inc¬†from the list of charitable organizations before you begin shopping. It will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation to Wool-Aid, as long you shop through the Amazon Smile portal. You’ll know you’re in the right place if your Amazon banner has a black background and you see “Supporting: Wool-Aid Inc” in the banner itself.

If you make purchases at Amazon, please link your account to Wool-Aid Inc. and shop through the smile.amazon.com portal.

Amazon Smile badge

The direct link to shop and support Wool-Aid is http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-5580013.

Wool-Aid and the Wool-Aid Kids thank you!

Wool-Aid Amazon Smile Report: 4th Quarter 2015

Wool-Aid has received its second quarterly contribution from the Amazon Smile Foundation, and thanks to all of you wonderful supporters, it has really grown!

It takes $1000 in eligible purchases at .5% in order for the minimum payment to be processed. In the period from October through December 2015, we collectively supported Wool-Aid through $17,210 in Amazon purchases, which turned into a donation to Wool-Aid from the Amazon Smile Foundation of just over $85!

Please spread the word and encourage more of your friends and family to support Wool-Aid through Amazon Smile—and help kids around the world smile, too!

If you make purchases at Amazon, please link your account to Wool-Aid, Inc. and shop through the smile.amazon.com portal.

Amazon Smile badge

The direct link to shop and support Wool-Aid is http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-5580013.

Wool-Aid and the Wool-Aid Kids thank you!

Wool-Aid and Year-End Giving

As the last shipments of 2015 begin their journey to children in remote corners of the world, it’s a good time to reflect on what our Wool-Aid community has given to children this year.

Wool-Aid shipments in 2015 contained 7167 items:

722 sweaters

466 vests

1330 pairs of socks

3814 hats

722 pairs of mittens

113 blankets

Wool-Aid has sent these thousands of items around the world to help keep children warm in these places:

Alaska — 225 items

India — 232 items

Jordan and Lebanon — 774 items

Kazakhstan — 96 items

Mongolia — 2912 items

Nepal — 1236 items

Syria — 1692 items

Thank you for being a part of this!

Many of you have donated warm, wool handknit/crocheted items, and you and your family and friends have supported our shipping fund with financial contributions. Every contribution is appreciated, and every contribution makes a difference to a cold child somewhere in the world.

For the sake of the children, please consider making a tax-deductible year-end gift to support this important work. Your donation will help Wool-Aid provide the gift of warmth to children living in extremely cold environments who have the least access to resources.

Let us join together to conclude 2015 with a message of hope and ensure that 2016 continues to bring warmth to the children that Wool-Aid serves.

Thank you for your support, and Happy New Year!