This month we are pleased to be contributing towards the wonderful work of Adopt-A-Child in Albania, they are going to use the money to help with the dentistry and medical work on the Children they look after! Fabulous. The photo is from their recent visit of the national director of the dentistry facility they have funded as set up in Kotodesh. We hope to contribute towards this for the next couple of months. I quote what was written to me. “Dental: I met the dentist, Evis, who currently works in our purpose-build clinic in Kotodesh one day a week (she has her own dental practice in Pogradec). This clinic was built by a volunteer work party from Inverness and furnished/equipped using money raised by our Charity Shop in Markethill, Northern Ireland. She would like to develop her work, taking a portable clinic to the other programmes as she has done in the past. It currently costs $1000 per year for her dental supplies and a further $1000 for equipment. Please see attached photo of Evis treating a boy with toothache who arrived while we were visiting the clinic.
Medical: Each village has its own doctor. Appointments are free, but the prescriptions are not. When funds allow, we can pay for the medication the children need but can’t afford. We are also planning to restart visiting medical teams from the UK & Ireland who would go to Albania for a week/fortnight and work under the supervision of the local Albanian doctor. All medication would be provided free of charge and the local doctor would then follow up on the patients seen after the visiting team leaves.
It is wonderful to think that Pop Up cards are starting to make a difference in some lives!!
Thrilled to have given a cheque to Adopt-A-Child today!
It makes all the hours of designing, packing, making worth while.
We have agreed to donate monthly for a year to three projects and to give a cheque today to start it off. The cheque will give what they need to purchase a four by four car to help with the amazing work they do in supporting children in Albania, getting the Christian message of Love, Care and Support for the whole person to the many children out there. Our monthly contributions will go to three different projects we chose 1. to Guatamala to help with an agricultural project (they feed 100 000 children a week there) perhaps towards a greenhouse or agricultural equipment or buy a coo!! ( we love coo’s here at Pop UPs!) 2. to help with medical aid for children in Albania, the cost of medical support is beyond most families out there. 3. Adopt-A-Child is looking into us contributing towards glasses and eye care for the Children in Albania. Thank you again to Janis for coming all the way over here again to receive the cheque, show us videos and give us information about the charity. All very exciting for the future! We have now got to raise more money for these great causes. Check out http://aac.adopt-a-child.com/
if you want to find out more. Massive Big Thank you to all those who have supported our business start up, brought and given our cards , to all the shops that stock us and those who have made this possible. Our only regret is that we cannot give more.
Pop Up design team are working on several design projects ready for 2019, one of them is trialling larger A4 cards in 4mm Poplar we are provisionally calling “Frame Cards” but giving folk the chance to add their own message. This message stands on it’s own but can be clipped to the front of the new “Frame Pop Ups”. After trialling several colours on some of the popular tourist range using a stencil technique we made the decision to use a limited palet of Black and a Green named “Willow”! This seems to give the natural poplar a good contrast and can cover over some of the flash marks (generated on the back when the laser hits one of our support frames in the laser cutting jigs).
Three designs are already available for trial on our website ( before being shown to shops across the country) and we will see what response we shall have. Which one would you most like to receive?
We are thrilled to have got over 500 likes on our facebook page with many folk following our design work. We rewarded the 500th person to like our page with a choice of three cards for free. The winner ” Polly” from Glasgow choose a canal narrow boat, my favourite Charles Rennie Mackintosh chair “the hill house hall chair” and a Scottish Midge Card. She has kindly sent us photos of them made up beautifully with her growing collection of products. This is what we want to see in every house of course! We are keen to promote our products and our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/popupdesignscards to serve our charity cause. Hoping to raise much more to support the child sponsorship programmes we are involved with. If you would like to know more about the charity work or see what else we are designing, the most up to date models and trials follow the link to facebook from our front page or the link above and like us. We think the best way is to click on the photos link and you can see the vast range that we are designing for clients, trials and a few fun photos of the team doing crazy things!