I wanted to write today on an event I participate  in twice a year.  The organization is called Dachshund Rescue and Pet Services.  We had a glorious, sunny day on Sunday, October 25th.  I donated two of my pillows for the raffle table to help as a fund raiser.  A sea of dachshunds covered the grounds in halloween costumes at the  Thomas Griswold House in Guilford, Connecticut.   There were also races, networking and several groups of dachshunds for adoption from the organization.  It was a memorable Sunday for all who attended.                                                                   

Puppy and Kitty Love                                                      

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The two pillows above were my donations to the raffle table.  


An ongoing mission is the creation of pillows that will be donated to the children who are patients at Yale New Haven Hospital.  I envision the pillows as a source of comfort during a very difficult and trying time for the children.  Many parents have purchased  these pillows at my craft events for their children. The first thing they do is to take off the clear wrapping and hug the image of the pillow to their face, feeling its softness holding it like a comforting stuffed animal. I hope to provide this comforting feeling for some of the children who are patients at Yale.   I hope that I will be able to make my donation with the spring weather approaching so quickly.

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The craft fair was my first venture going solo with my pillows.  It turned out to be a great success.  Patrons liked the idea of money being donated from the sale of the pillows and hangings to the “Make a Wish Foundation”.  I was very happy to raise almost two hundred dollars in a shortened three hour holiday craft sale.  I hope there will be some other events coming our way in the fall of 2009.  If you think that I may be a good fit for your next craft fair contact me.

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Hooked on a Dream is proud to announce the launch of our brand new site.  We are so proud to be part of the world wide web.  I hope that my website is just the beginning of a very wonderful giving experience.  As I said previously.  I have been blessed in my life with many exceptional opportunites.  Now I want to give back to the community and help others in the best way I know giving inspiration and hope one pillow at a time.