Thursday, February 12, 2009

Handmade Help Bushfire Appeal

I am sorry but am feeling too heavy hearted to write much about the horrific bushfires and firestorms that have swept through Victoria, Australia recently (and which are still continuing to burn).

If you have not heard about these devastating events you can read news articles here, or a personal account here.

Quite simply, this post is a call to all lovers of handmade goods to pull together as a community and help out where you can.

Please, visit the Handmade Help blog for a full list of information on how you can help out. There are so many crafty and non-crafty ways to provide assistance and support.

Many many BrisStylers have been making goods to go to victims of the fires, many are donating proceeds of their sales to the Red Cross, Wildlife Victoria, and other assisting agencies, and others are helping out wherever they can. Please join us by doing whatever you can.

Be well,
The BrisStyle Team

Handmade Help
Etsy DUST team's Bushfire Appeal Etsy Shop (all proceeds donated)

Shop at coles this Friday - 100% of profits to Bushfire Appeal
Shop at Woolworths/Safeway next Friday - 100% profits to Bushfire Appeal

Visit the Bushfire Appeal Etsy Shop to help raise funds
Donate money to the Red Cross
Donate handmade Toys to The Toy Society

Create a rainbow comfort pack


rubyredstudios said...

Bec thanks so much for your timely and heartfelt post. You certianly have captured the outpouring of compassion and proactive repsonses that have been shared between all the BrisStylettes.

We've always prided ourselves for nurturing a sense of community locally but now we have the oportunity to broaden our feild and support our national community.

Thank you to all of the BrisStylettes who are leading the charge.


"Be the change you want to see in the world" Ghandi

Chrisy said...

Yes it can seem overwhelming can't it...thanks for the list of things to help...also don't forget the dust teams etsy shop at

Hot Fudge said...

Bec, thank you so much for this timely post. I have mailed off a parcel today to the woman organising the Rainbow Comfort Packs. I know it's only a tiny grain of sand, but it's the best I could do. Like everyone else, I'm heart-broken.

Unknown said...

Nice work Bec ... I have put these links up on my blog too and will be committing items to auction also.
You rock

Chrisy said...

...sorry bec didn't see the end of ur post with the links...need to keep my goggles on me thinks...

BrisStyle said...

Thanks for this post Bec and the links at the end x

Hey Harriet said...

Great post Bec. The support within the crafty community is quite something! Thanks for including all those links :)

Anonymous said...

This is a great post Bec. The tradegy is overwhelming but it's good to know see that the human spirit thrives and good things do happen in the world despite the sadness. If my little bit can help them I'm glad to do all I can. Thanks for the links :)