ASTORIA — Join fellow scrapbookers, cardmakers and paper crafters in helping the Clatsop Emergency Food Bank during the fifth annual Let’s Stamp Out Hunger fundraiser, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Astoria High School Commons (1001 W Marine Drive).
Spring is a slow time for donations to food banks, so this event aims to help fill the gap. Anyone can drop off cash, canned food, pet food, pasta, rice, boxed food or personal hygiene items at the school. All donations go to the food bank.
Clatsop Emergency Food Bank was started in 1975. In February 2016, they served 186 households for a total of 395 people. This month, 48 volunteers served 199.5 hours.
Astoria High School is donating space for an all-day crop for paper crafters 15 and older. Participants can come any time during the day. Entrance to the event is $10 or 10 cans of food or listed items (or any combination) and includes chances for door prizes, free “make-n-takes” (offered every hour from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and lunch provided by NW Natural.
Participants should plan to bring their own projects to work on, as well as the tools and materials needed to complete them. In addition to the door prizes (you must be present to win), there will be a raffle for three grand prize packages worth between $150 and $250. Tickets for the raffle are $5 each or three for $10. You do not have to be present to win.
To donate, send your tax-deductible check payable to Clatsop Emergency Food Bank to: Let’s Stamp Out Hunger, 328 N.W. First St., Warrenton, OR 97146.
Cindy Young from Young at Heart;
Dan Vance, Salem;
Mari-Jo Truett, Ocean Park, Wash. (Frequent Picture Attic instructor and Stampin’ Up! demonstrator);
Melissa Hiester, Medford (Stampin’ Up! demonstrator;
Ann Pilger, Seaside;
Joyce Kurtz, Beaverton (Former owner of Peddler’s Pack);
Wanda Riley, Warrenton (Close To My Heart independent consultant);
Robert Leamy, Surf Pines, Wash. (co-owner of Impressing Ideas);
Pam Petrie, Forest Grove; and
Becky Schoelich, Warrenton (Close To My Heart independent consultant).