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Old 02-10-2013, 07:06 AM   #1
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Hi stampers!

Our local Jewish community is looking for button donations. They are collecting 6 milion buttons for their Holocaust memorial. They plan on displaying the buttons at their synagogue in clear cylinders, so visitors can visualize the magnitude of a number like 6 million. If you would like to help out, you can mail donations to:
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This is a wonderful idea. It reminds me of the 6 million paper clips project:

http://www.karben.com/assets/images/...lips_guide.pdf

My daughter will be singing in a production of Brundibar at a Holocaust Remembrance Concert in the Spring.

So important to remember and teach our children about this dark time in history. I will keep your request in mind as I clean out my craft area.
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I'll be sending some later this week.
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I'll be sending some this week. Thank you for the information.
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Is there a certain size of buttons that are needed? I have lots and would love to help out. I took my two youngest children and one of their friends to D.C. two years ago and we visited the Holocaust Museum (Permanent Display), it is something I will never ever forget as long as I live.

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Thanks everyone!! They are accepting any size, shape, and color of buttons. 6 million is an enormous number, so they are not particular on the look of the buttons. They just need the proper amount. Currently they only have about 100,000 buttons. They figure it will take them about 2 years to collect 6 million buttons. I thought getting some crafters involved may cut down on that 2 year mark.
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I have a bunch of bigger buttons that I won't use on my cards so I will be happy to donate. I will try to send some next month when I have a good amount to send. Thanks for giving me a chance give these to a great cause!
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What a wonderful idea! I grew up in Israel and had the honour of meeting some Holocaust survivors and visited Yad Vashem quite a few times...very powerful and life changing experience.
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Great idea. I'll work on sending some too!
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I have a bunch to send. I save all the extra buttons that come with new clothing in a tin. I never use most of them. I think that's a great project (although I wouldn't want to be in charge of counting!)
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Thanks everyone!! I appreciate your generosity. One thing I have noticed over the years is the kindness of fellow crafters. They are always willing to help each other out. Thanks so much!!
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Ooooh, I have so many buttons that are just sitting in a jar on the shelf!! I will pass them along to the address that you listed
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This makes me so excited!! Thanks everyone!! It would be so awesome if they could get their 6 million buttons before their 2 year goal. How fun for them to receive so many buttons from all over the U.S.!!
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I've quoted your request over on Two Peas, and will be sending some myself.
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Thanks for spreading the word Linda!!
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I sent out an email to all my downline so hopefully my Stampin' Up! team will soon be sending you some buttons!
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Posted it on Disboards and my facebook page. I just packed up 1.5 pounds and fixing to make the label now. Whose package will weigh the most?
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LOL!! "Whose package will weigh the most?". Some gals might not want to share this info. Then they would have to admit just how many un-used buttons they have laying around. Of course most of us crafters will readily admit to our hoarding abilities. It's projects like this that help us get rid of some of our stash.
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I've got a bag of buttons headed out by the end of the week

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I just came across this and I hope you dont' mind but I am headed to a retreat next weekend so I posted it to our group and on my FB page! Hopefully, with everyone working on it 6 million will be acheived sooner rather than later!! We will NEVER forget!!!
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I just came across this and I hope you dont' mind but I am headed to a retreat next weekend so I posted it to our group and on my FB page! Hopefully, with everyone working on it 6 million will be acheived sooner rather than later!! We will NEVER forget!!!
Thanks Sharon!! And I don't mind at all!! The more buttons the better. Enjoy your retreat!
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I'm just wondering who is counting these as they come in and who is keeping track. What a project.

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There is a woman of the congregation who is spearheading the project. I'm sure she is keeping track. Although I know she is also including the youth of the synagogue in the project as well.

Here is a link to a letter she wrote to the newspaper in regards to the donations she has already received: http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/app...=2013302020015
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Hi Krystal, Do you know if they are still collecting buttons? Blessings, Kym
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Yes, they are. I talked to the Rabbi by phone one day when she called to thank me for my package. The youth group is counting the buttons! Keep those donations flowing.

And, if anyone can help the congregation with their web page, they could use that too. Apparently they are not too computer savvy.
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My friends and I got a box of over 2,000 buttons, sent last week. This is such a great endeavour, I will be sending more.
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Yes. They are still collecting buttons. I just recently found out that they have collected 2 million buttons. So they have quite a ways to go before they reach their 6 million goal.

If you send buttons to them, it might be fun to include a note and explain to them how you heard about the project. Also include your email address. One SU! demonstrator had them email her back.
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