Destash for Charity

by Lain Ehmann on April 3, 2013

So I need to destash.

I have a ton (probably literally) of scrapbooking and crafting supplies. It’s hard for me to let it go as I love it all!

BUT… Simplicity is good. :) And passing the love on is good. And charity is good!

429656_10151781005717907_254962074_nSo… I have two medium (8.5x11x6″) Flat-rate USPS boxes JAM-PACKED with goodies. I am auctioning these off with ALL proceeds going to benefit the Aasha Foundation to help girls in the slums of Mumbai, India. They’ve done an amazing job lifting girls out of poverty and hopelessness, and providing them a safe, loving home… and the opportunity to go to college! College in India costs only about $3000 per year, and I’m aiming to sponsor at least one girl this coming year — and you can help!



These boxes are creatively named “Box A” and “Box B.” :)

They each include over $200 in scrapbook and paper crafting supplies, including manufacturers such as:

  • Maya Road
  • 7Gypsies
  • Sizzix
  • Glitz Designs
  • Basic Grey
  • Heidi Grace
  • Tim Holtz
  • Tattered Angels
  • Heidi Swapp
  • Cosmo Cricket

Products include:

  • Stamps
  • Punches
  • Washi (Wasabi) tape
  • Chipboard shapes
  • Ephemera
  • Gaffer’s Tape
  • Flowers
  • Metal elements
  • MORE!

Each box also includes a Layout a Day goodie pack valued at $10!


Here’s how this works:

1. Starting bid for each box is $20.

2. Bidding must be in increments of $1.

3. Enter your bid into the comments below this post. Note if you are bidding on “Box A” or “Box B.” They contain variations of the same items, and are worth approximately the same retail amount. I cannot provide a list of what is in each box. Trust me, it’s good and it hurt deeply to let it go, but it’s for a great cause!

4. Bidding closes at midnight Eastern on Friday, 4/5. Bids accepted after that time are null and void.

5. Sorry, US only. :( (The flat rate boxes only work domestically).

6. Payment is due Monday, 4/8 at 9 AM or the box will go to the next highest bidder. I will ask you to send the money directly to Aasha via Paypal, so your purchase is tax-deductible!

7. There is a BUY IT NOW option! If you’re willing to pony up $100, one of these babies is yours. Just put “BUY IT NOW” with the box of your choice in the comments and it’s automatically YOURS!

Let the games begin! :)


P.S. Can’t bid but want to support Aasha? You can donate directly here.

  • Gail Evans

    $20.00 :-)

  • Maureen Mathis

    BUY IT NOW. Box B, please. I’ll email you with mailing info.

  • Gail Evans

    $20.00….I thought I commented already but it vanished…

  • Lain Chroust Ehmann

    IT’S YOURS! :) Please email support at layout a day dotcom with your shipping address. :)

  • Gail Evans

    Bidding on Box A now!

  • Denise

    21$ a

  • Anne Lee

    I’ll buy Box A, right now! Such a great idea and great cause, Lain.

  • Lain Chroust Ehmann

    It’s yours! I deliver it with your kit from the Lunch at Lain’s. :)

  • Connie Hanks

    Wow, that was fast! Great idea – both destashing and donating : )

  • Anne Lee

    Perfect – and thanks for remembering the other little treat! xo

  • Lain Chroust Ehmann

    More soon! :) I have a lot to clean out. :)

  • Linda Marie

    What a great way to de-stash! I am having a T-shirt give away on my blog Facebook to try to raise money and support for my nephew. He is literally riding his bicycle from San Diego to Liberty State Park to raise money for orphans. Could you please help me pass the word? Thanks! (All links are on my blog)

  • Lain Chroust Ehmann

    Very cool! :)

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