hello 2021 calendars

Say goodbye to 2020 and hello to a new year with a Hello Twenty Twenty-One desktop calendar.

This year I am donating $5.00 from the sale of every desktop calendar to the national organization: Shelter Movers

Shelter Movers is a national, volunteer-powered charitable organization providing moving and storage services at no cost to women and children fleeing abuse. As the only service of its kind in Canada, Shelter Movers helps survivors of gender-based violence transition to a better, safer life.

Thanks to friends and family support, I have made donations to Hope For Wildlife, Feed Nova Scotia, Welcome Housing and Support Services, and the Canadian Association For Williams Syndrom. You all rock!

A calendar cost is $12.00 ($10.00 if you don’t want a case).

If you are interested in one (or more!), please send a private request and payment to meghanrushton@icloud.com before December 1 (be sure to let me know if you want a case). When the calendars are ready, I will contact you and make arrangements for pickup. *Non-local shipping costs are additional.* 

Everyone near and far will receive their calendar by December 20.


Thank you for your support!
I hope you enjoy this year’s calendar as much as I enjoy making them!

xomeg

Mockup: The desktop calendar is about the size of a CD case: ~5″w x 5.5″h


Here’s some more information on Shelter Movers:

Shelter Movers collaborates with local businesses and community services (e.g. shelters, police, schools, services) who refer clients that have decided to leave an abuser, and have a safer place to go. Shelter Movers makes all the arrangements to move and store survivors’ belongings securely, on the clients’ terms. We empower survivors as they transition to a life free of violence.

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A new year, new decade, new look and BIG exciting news!


The Hello Twenty Twenty desktop calendars are in production and I am taking orders now!

This year I have decided to give $5.00 from the sale of every desktop calendar to a local organization: Welcome Housing & Support Services. I reached out to my local MLA, Lisa Roberts, asking if there is a women’s shelter she’d recommend. She replied right away suggesting the Welcome Housing and Support Services, which supports both men and women, but where a relatively small donation would be really noticed and appreciated. (They don’t have a lot of fundraising capacity and do really important work for very vulnerable people.)

The cost of a calendar is $12.00 ($10.00 if you don’t want a case).

In the past two years, I have made donations to Hope For Wildlife, Feed Nova Scotia and the Canadian Association For Williams Syndrom thanks to the support from friends and family. You all rock!

Here’s a look at the Hello Twenty-Twenty calendar:

If you are interested in one (or more!), please send a private request and payment to meghanrushton@icloud.com before December 1 (be sure to let me know if you want a case) and once the calendars are ready, I will contact you and make arrangements for pickup. *If you need them mailed, I will add shipping to the cost. 

Everyone near and far will receive their calendar by December 20.


BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

I also made a larger wall calendar this year and INKWELL Modern Handmade Boutique, my very favourite Halifax store, is selling the A4-sized calendars for $24. I am super excited to offer this size which comes with a fancy clip and has space for writing + notes. Please pop in or shop online – it’s a gem of a store!


Thank you for your support!

I hope you enjoy this year’s calendar as much as I enjoy making them!

xomeg

Mockup: The desktop calendar is about the size of a CD case: ~5″w x 5.5″h


Here’s some information on Welcome Housing & Support Services: Welcome Housing & Support Services is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides long term, secure housing and support to low income, single individuals. Formerly known as Metro Non-Profit Housing Association, we have a long-standing and recognized commitment to the community we serve.

Not only do we support men and women obtain and maintain stable housing solutions, we also serve as advocates for social issues affecting our community (including safe, affordable housing and poverty-related issues). This has and always will be the case.

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Mark your calendar, 2019 is coming!

The Hello 2019 desktop calendars are in production and I am taking orders now! This year I have decided to give 50% of the earnings to a special organization that is near and dear to my heart: The Canadian Association for Williams Syndrome. I wrote about my buddy Aden a few years ago and it gives me so much joy to be able to support his family and their hard work with CAWS.

The cost of a calendar is $10 (and $8 if you already have a case and just want a refill).

Thanks to all of my great friends and family, last year I was able to donate more than $200 to both Hope For Wildlife and Feed Nova Scotia!

Here’s a look at the Hello 2019 calendar (hello stocking stuffer):

If you are interested in one (or more!), please send a private request and payment to meghanrushton@icloud.com before December 3 (be sure let me know if you want a case) and once the calendars are ready, I will contact you and make arrangements for pickup. *If need them mailed, I will add shipping to the cost. 

Everyone near and far will receive their calendar by December 23.

I hope you enjoy this year’s calendar as much as I enjoy making them. And I hope all my loyal refill clients are up for supporting CAWS.

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Here’s some information on The Canadian Association for Williams Syndrome (CAWS):

CAWS provides support to Williams syndrome individuals, their families, and caregivers, coast-to-coast. Our grassroots, parent-volunteer run organization is on a mission to spread awareness, raise funds, support research and connect families touched by Williams syndrome. We are a small but mighty National Registered Charity, whose impact can be felt in tiny towns and big cities across Canada.

We strive to connect families, researchers, caregivers and medical professionals across Canada; building a national community to help those with Williams syndrome reach their full potential. We support families through initial diagnosis, the school system, post-secondary schooling opportunities, and skills training, adult employment and housing.

What is Williams Syndrome?

Williams syndrome is a rare genetic condition that is present at birth. It is caused by a spontaneous genetic deletion of a small stretch of 26-28 adjacent genes on chromosome 7, including the elastin gene and can affect anyone. It occurs equally in males and females, in all cultures and to birth parents of all ages.

Williams syndrome brings medical issues, including sometimes life-threatening cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, social challenges and learning disabilities. At the same time, those with Williams syndrome exhibit striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music. Williams syndrome is thought to occur in approximately 1 in 10,000 births.

While accurate, this clinical description falls short of describing the vast and varied qualities that make Williams syndrome individuals some of the most memorable people you’ll meet. Their highly social personality often manifests in an open-hearted approach to life, a love of meeting new people and a joyful spirit.

There are challenges too. There are health concerns to be monitored or managed at every stage of life. Early intervention, such as speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy is invaluable. Learning disabilities make navigating the education system challenging.

Many with Williams syndrome have difficulty with numbers, spatial relations and abstract reasoning. This can make everyday tasks harder.

In adulthood, supportive housing helps individuals with Williams syndrome live to their fullest potential. Contribution to the community is made through volunteering or paid employment.

www.williamssyndrome.ca

The desktop calendar is about the size of a CD case: ~5″w x 5.5″h

 

Thank you for your support!