Harnessing the power of the internet - stash reduction
Post ReplyPost New TopicPosted 2/15/2013 by LindaBabe54 in General Scrappin'
 

LindaBabe54
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Posted: 2/15/2013 5:40:59 AM
We're always complaining about having too much stuff. Here is a place to reduce your button stash, I found posted on Split Coast.

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:

Congregation Beit Shalom
115 E. Paseo Ave.
Visalia, CA 93277

Thanks so much!!
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It seems like a good idea to me - I have a huge cake tin full.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:00:21 AM
Please verify that information as their website is silent about collecting buttons.


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Posted: 2/15/2013 11:05:24 AM
I have a call in to the Rabbi and will post when she gets back to me.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 12:01:56 PM

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Posted: 2/15/2013 12:26:24 PM

There was a news article in January: Congregation-Beit-Shalom-Visalia-needs-buttons-Holocaust-memorial


There is a contact number in the article linked.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 3:25:30 PM
I talked to Rabbi Cynthia - Sweet Lady! their website is outdated because they are a small congregation and the ladies have been collecting buttons for years for their project - they have about 100,000 out of the 6 million they need. The youth group counts them. She says they would LOVE to be deluged with buttons!

So Peas, let's get out in force and make it happen for them! I KNOW we all have buttons in our stash! Who's with me on this? Please post to help keep this on top and visible.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 3:32:09 PM
oh my goodness, that's all they have after collecting for YEARS??? I agree, let's change that, pronto! I have a container with some buttons in that I absolutely KNOW I won't use for anything... I'll sort them out this weekend!


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Posted: 2/15/2013 3:34:37 PM
Marking my place here.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 3:38:30 PM
No kidding! I have a few jars that I would just as soon get rid of.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 3:40:26 PM
I'm in, I don't have alot, but hopefully every little bit counts.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 4:22:13 PM
What a great idea, I hope they can collect enough

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Posted: 2/15/2013 5:52:36 PM
So, You have to understand, I'm not Jewish. But this turned into a kind of spiritual experience for me.

First of all, I had my mother's button box, an elderly metal cake tin with a ship under full sail on the lid, and rust inside, about half full. She's been gone for 30+ years, but still, although I rarely sew and even more rarely use buttons on a layout, still, I lugged them around. Through 28 moves.

Then, when we lived in Germany, there were so many exotic foreign buttons, I bought more. (NOT having yet discovered a paper obsession)Anyway, I digress. OF course, in recent years, i've also bought scrapbooking buttons and stamping buttons and oh my goodness that's CUTE buttons.

So, I started going through them to put in a ziplock bag (or 3)

Not only are buttons round, and all colors of the rainbow, and shapes and sizes, I found flowers and music notes and train engines and dinosaurs. I found steel buttons, wood buttons,, bone buttons, carved buttons and the woven leather buttons off my dad's 1940s Sheepswool lined coat. There were sunbonnets and flowers and jeweled evening buttons and crystals.

As I sorted, I got the insight that our buttons are as diverse as we all are - and as diverse as the Jewish Holocaust victims that these buttons will come to represent. What richness the world has lost!

(All those wonderful buttons? Only 1.5 pounds.)

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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:06:09 PM
Thank you for posting this.. I think this is great! I would be glad to donate the buttons I have.. Although I don't have that many.. But im sure they would appreciate them much more then me having them collect dust! Sending my buttons out tommarow

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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:46:16 PM
That's really a wonderful thing you are doing...

but I think you should make a layout using a bunch of those very unique buttons and maybe find a photo or two from an era of some of them to add to it. Toss some of the memories, descriptions or words about them on top and that would be really awesome!

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Posted: 2/15/2013 8:52:51 PM
I have bunch of buttons I will never use up. I will send some next week.
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Posted: 2/15/2013 10:02:21 PM
What a wonderful idea to donate to an important project. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. I'm in!

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Posted: 2/15/2013 10:05:43 PM
This is cool! I have been busy destashing and I think buttons will be next to go!

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Posted: 2/15/2013 10:06:28 PM
how cool is this!!!!

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Posted: 2/15/2013 10:29:06 PM
Such an awesome idea!
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Posted: 2/15/2013 10:59:08 PM
Thank you for posting this!!!

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Posted: 2/15/2013 11:44:14 PM
What a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing this with us!


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Posted: 2/16/2013 1:23:17 AM
Wow they need the peas help! Off to round up some buttons!
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Posted: 2/16/2013 2:48:15 AM
Count me in for a few. Thanks for posting!
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Posted: 2/16/2013 6:46:44 AM



...

but I think you should make a layout using a bunch of those very unique buttons and maybe find a photo or two from an era of some of them to add to it. Toss some of the memories, descriptions or words about them on top and that would be really awesome!






Brilliant! I'll do it - as soon as I find the time - we are downsizing and preparing to move, so you can imagine not much scrapping is getting done!

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Posted: 2/16/2013 1:28:33 PM
Love this! I will send some along next week.
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Posted: 2/16/2013 1:31:52 PM
Count me in! Happy to send some buttons for a great cause!
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Posted: 2/16/2013 1:57:30 PM
I'm in. And I may see if the local sewing store will post a flyer too. What an awesome project, and I bet we can collectively bring their button count waaaaaaaaay up.

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Posted: 2/16/2013 1:58:10 PM
This is such a great option for unused buttons. THANKS so much for sharing.

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Posted: 2/16/2013 8:13:20 PM
Just btt in case anyone missed this. Wouldn't it be a great feeling if they reached their goal 'cause of the Peas???
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