Moina Michael Birthday Bash 2016

Hello everyone and Happy Summer!

As you probably noticed, the Moina Michael Poppy Project took a hiatus during Spring as many of our members were busy with life obligations. It’s summer now and we are back in full swing and look forward to many new and exciting opportunities coming our way.  

The biggest thing we have coming up is the 2nd Annual Moina Michael Birthday Bash on August 20 from 11am to 2pm at VFW Post 2872 (835 Sunset Drive, Athens, GA 30606).  We have lots planned for this event: cake, storytime and crafts for the kids, information booths from our supporters and fellow Moina Michael enthusiast and the list just goes on.  Did I mention there will be cake?!  

We encourage all that are willing to donate to our Moina Michael Birthday Bash 2016 Crowdrise. All funds donated through this link will go directly towards our purchase of an all-terrain wheelchair for a Georgia veteran.  Over the last three years, we have been working closely with The Independence Fund through whom we will purchase this wheel chair.  These all terrain wheelchairs will give a paralyzed veteran a chance to be independent again, enabling them to traverse the type of terrain a regular wheelchair would  would not withstand.  

Please help us honor Ms. Michael on what would have been her 147th birthday by attending our party and by donating to the Moina Michael Birthday Bash 2016 Crowdrise.  We look forward to seeing you on August 20th!


Moina Michael Birthday Bash Update!

Hello everyone!  I'd like to take a moment to sincerely thank everyone for their support and generosity! 

As you know, last month was Miss Moina's birthday and in her honor, we decided to host a Birthday Bash and to also challenge ourselves in crafting poppies.  This campaign was a huge success and we are very excited to share our results with you.

Several of our crafters pulled together and challenged themselves to make poppies.  With our efforts combined, we added around 400 poppies to our inventory!

Most exciting of all is -- we are getting closer to getting our Project Independence goal of purchasing an All-Terrain Wheelchair for a veteran!  This campaign alone brought in $935.39.  Adding that to our prior donations, that brings us to a grand total of $1,574.00.  We still have quite a way to go before we reach our goal but we are optimistic that in spreading this mission and teaching people about Miss Moina, we will gather more support as we go!

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful local partner, Revival Yarns! This amazing local yarn store not only hosted the party but they also had all red yarn on sale that day in honor of Moina's birthday.  We are looking forward to all of our future opportunities of working with them and we hope you take some time to check them out if you are in Bottleworks. 

Check out some of the pics from our celebration below and once again, thank you so much for your continued support!

Emily, Marie and Tina

Moina Michael Birthday Bash

Our crafters are busy making poppies in preparation for the Moina Michael Birthday Bash.  Moina Michael was born on August 15, 1869 in Good Hope, GA.  We will be celebrating her birthday on August 22nd at Revival Yarns from 10:00am – 6:00pm. 

At 1pm there will be cake (what's a party without cake?) and while you are there you can peruse some of the amazing yarns and crafting supplies that Revival Yarns has to offer!

If you would like to become involved in the Moina Michael Poppy Project we’d love to have you join us.  There are many ways to participate.  If you are a crafter you could make something with a poppy theme.  So far we have crochet poppy pins, hats, headbands;  ribbon hair clips; felt pins and headbands; earrings, and rings.  You could also donate craft supplies.  We could use everything from skeins of yarn to glue sticks for our glue guns.  You could donate money both on our site and at the Birthday Bash.  You can find out more on our "Take Action" page.

You could also like and share our Facebook page.  We are looking forward to celebrating Ms. Moina’s birthday with you.

Don’t forget:

Moina Michael Birthday Bash

Saturday, August 22nd 10 am – 6 pm

Revival Yarns, 297 Prince Avenue, Suite 19 | Athens, GA 30601 | phone: 706.850.1354