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Small Hands Creating Hope

Small Hands Creating Hope

Several weeks ago, I approached a group of kid bloggers and asked if they could make a project with their kids that would symbolize hope in the face of cancer. The response was tremendous, and I was able to compile their projects – many with tutorials – into a beautiful book.

I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, and to be working with an incredibly talented group of bloggers who focus on fun, creative, and educational activities for kids! Each of us has worked with our children or students to create a craft that could be made by or for someone facing cancer. The projects in this book are stunning, and several include tutorials so that you can use to recreate the crafts at home with your own children or students!

We are sending the ebook version of this book out to anyone who donates at least $15 to the American Cancer society. An email with the download link, as well as a second link that allows you to purchase a hard copy of the book for an additional $10.52 will be sent once we receive your donation. The button below will take you directly to the our team page at the American Cancer Society, where you can make your donation:

Donate to the American Cancer Society

If you donate but do not receive this email for any reason, or if you have trouble with the download, email smallhandsproject at gmail dot com.

I compiled this book as a way of celebrating thirty years of cancer survivorship – I went into surgery on May 14th thirty years ago! We are hoping to raise $3000 by July 4th (my 32nd birthday). We are running a blog hop to celebrate and raise funds so that, in the future, thirty years of cancer survivorship will be the norm, not the exception! Learn about each of the bloggers who participated in the book by visiting each blog on their assigned dates – some of the bloggers are running celebratory giveaways, too! I’ll be running a giveaway May 21st, so be sure to check back or subscribe to my blog (top right-hand corner)!

14 May Mama Smiles
15 May Artsy Craftsy Mom and Rainbows Within Reach
16 May B. Inspired, Mama!
17 May Rainy Day Mum and Imagination Soup
18 May Inspiration Laboratories
19 May Experimenting Mom
20 May Mama Mia’s Heart2Heart
21 May NurtureStore
22 May Living Montessori Now
23 May Mess for Less
24 May Having Fun at Home and CraftoArt
25 May Outlaw Mom
26 May Angelique Felix and Sense of Wonder
27 May Sun Hats & Wellie Boots
28 May Duck Duck Octopus
29 May Smiling like Sunshine
30 May Mommy with Selective Memory
31 May One Perfect Day
1 June The Educators’ Spin On It
2 June Kids Stuff World
3 June Rainy Day Mum
4 June Teach Preschool
5 June Dirt and Boogers
6 June Creative Connections for Kids and The Golden Gleam
7 June Montessori Tidbits
8 June Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
9 June The Iowa Farmer’s Wife
10 June Scribble Doodle and Draw
11 June Learn with Play
12 June Kitchen Counter Chronicles
13 June CRAYON Freckles
14 June Glittering Muffins
15 June Wise Owl Factory
16 June Crafty Maa
18 June Lessons Learnt Journal
20 June Growing a Jeweled Rose
21 June Growing Play
23 June JDaniel4’s Mom

We would love for you to support our project by posting the button in your sidebar for the duration of the event! You can grab the code below:

Small Hands Creating Hope

Thank you for your support!

MaryAnne at Mama Smiles
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MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

33 thoughts on “Small Hands Creating Hope”

  1. Grabbed the button. I don’t have a post for this but the stories are so inspirational and well worth reading. Thanks for sharing such a great idea.

  2. Thanks for linking up MaryAnne. I haven’t forgotten about emailing you :) Will be in touch soon. Such a beautiful project. Going to grab the button to put in my sidebar too.

    1. I love that we have participation from all over the world! Thank you for participating!!!

  3. Elisa | blissfulE

    What an amazing project! I hope you exceed your fundraising goal.

    I used LastPass to fill in the donation form and it filled in my name everywhere… including the “in memory of” field. Ooops!

    1. I’m very glad it isn’t really in memory of, Elisa! Thank you so much for donating!!!

  4. So excited and honoured to be participating in this with you! Cannot wait to hold this book in my hands! Thanks.

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