Last October, we spoke to my son's second grade classroom about what eczema is and how we live with it on a daily basis. We passed out brochures of information, fliers, and coloring pages. For each coloring page that was turned in at the end of the week, our family donated $1 to the National Eczema Association (NEA) in support of research and education. We also had his class participate in Green & Blue day, and if they students came to school wearing green & blue, they received an eczema support wrist band and sticker. I took photos and shared them with NEA. Our little fundraiser and awareness event was published in the quarterly publication of the National Eczema Association called The Advocate (volume 26, Number 1, 2014), along with my photos (it was a total honor to be one of the featured stories).
Our story is at the top!
My wristband photo in the newsletter!
And this year (just yesterday), one of my photos from 2013 was also featured on the NEA facebook fan page (see below)!
CLICK HERE to share it on facebook!
This year, we hope to do something similar with his third grade class. And yes, I'll post about it here. =0)
Oh, and...Remember that craft fair that I've been talking about a little bit? The one that my family and I have been prepping for these past couple of weeks?
Well, we are doing a fundraiser & awareness event at The Giant Pumpkin Festival of Elk Grove, CA this weekend! We'll have a booth with eczema information and supportive materials, and we'll be selling some of our handmade goods at the booth right next to it. With each sale made, we will donate at least $1 to NEA. I will definitely post about this event too!
We'll also be doing this on our Etsy shop site too (so please be on the lookout within the next few days for that). With each purchase, buyers will also receive an eczema wristband to show off their support for the cause!
If you'd like to learn more about the National Eczema Association and/or donate, please connect with the organization with the links found below.
CONNECT WITH NEA:
Do you have eczema? Do you know someone that suffers from eczema?
NEA is a great resource tool, offering many educational materials and support for patients, families and friends.
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