Donation to International Rescue Committee

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 01/20/2016 - 00:00

In December I sent out an email saying that Jordan and I have been challenged over the last few months to think about how Pixel Scrapper might contribute in some small way to help alleviate the current global humanitarian refugee crisis. As such we decided to pledge all new subscriber income between December 15th and December 25th to a charity benefiting refugee families.

I am pleased to announce that we received a number of new subscriptions during that period, including several larger yearly subscription payments, which came to over $900 in total. We decided to round the amount up to $1000, which we donated to the International Rescue Committee, a very transparent and well-managed charity founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein that offers "emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution or natural disaster."

Thank you to everyone who subscribed during this period to help make this donation possible!

Donation

(Note that in my original email I had said that we were planning to donate to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR. The UNHCR is a fine agency, but we changed our minds based on data from Charity Navigator, which indicates that the International Rescue Committee--which has a similar vision to UNHCR--is a more efficient charity, and is also in greater need of funding. You can compare the data here and here. If anyone is concerned about this change, Just send me an email at marsia@pixelscrapper.com and I'd be happy to discuss the issue further.)

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November 2015 in Pockets + More Pocket Templates

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 01/18/2016 - 00:00

I'm coming up on the end of the year for my pocket scrapping project, just December to catch up on! I'm looking forward to doing a little summary of my pocket scrapping experience from the year (spoiler: it was amazing!). If you have any questions about pocket scrapping in general or about my process, please leave a comment below.

I'm already looking forward to another year of pockets, and in preparation I've made another set of pocket templates, with even more squares!

Pocket Templates

And here's November:

November Pockets November Pockets

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November Pocekts November Pockets

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