Knit Power and Hello, Cupcake Book Giveaway

For those of you familiar with my early blogging escapades you may remember this post from 11 months ago when we were still living in Italy. Inspired by two friends in the Bay Area, I, with the help of Tucson Mama, organized a Diaper Drive to benefit the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona. With the generous help of friends we raised over 3,000 diapers.

Those two Bay Area friends have, in one year,  gone from participating in a learn-to-knit party where they first heard of the gap in our safety net to organizing a social media campaign that has facilitated the donation of 161,747 diapers to families in need. This May we’re carrying on the tradition and kicking off Help A Mother Out’s Tucson Diaper Drive with a Learn-to-Knit Party. I’d love for you to join us for this occasion.

Tucson Medical Center has very generously sponsored the event and so all monies raised will go to the Diaper Bank. We’re asking $45 in donation to the Diaper Bank and in return you will receive a basic knitting lesson, yarn, needles, enjoy sparkling conversation, yummy munchies, and have opportunity to win one of our sweet door prizes, from a starter knitting kit from Kiwi Knitting (my favorite yarn store), a massage, a follow-up knitting lesson, a piece of cool Velvet Glass memorabilia etc. This promises to be a fab afternoon. I’m excited to have some cool people on board as teachers including the women behind “I want to make it with you: Crafternoon” .

So if you’re interested check out this site . You can also share the event on Facebook here.  Thank you.

Okay, okay, I almost forgot about the book giveaway. I want to get the message of Help A Mother Out and our May Diaper Drive out there, and of course the Learn-to-Knit Party, so I’m trying to bribe you.  Bribe you with cupcakes, or rather the book Hello, Cupcake by Karen Tack & Alan Richardson.

To enter: Visit the Help A Mother Out website check out some articles and then leave a comment here about something surprising or cool that you saw there.

Double your chances by: Mentioning/linking the giveaway and Help A Mother Out’s website  ( on your blog (and letting me know back here in the comments)

Triple your chances by: Tweeting about Help A Mother Out’s May Drive & link to their website (again, let me know back here)

I’ll pick a winner randomly on April 10th and let you know by email. If I don’t get a response to that email by the 15th, I’ll pick another winner.



Filed under Acting Up, Diapers, She's crafty

14 responses to “Knit Power and Hello, Cupcake Book Giveaway

  1. Wow, I wish I lived nearby because I don’t know how to knit, I love yummy munchies, and I like to help a mother out! This is a great idea!

  2. super cool. didn’t know this org existed! impressive. will spend more time checking it out. thanks for posting on this. and i heart cupcakes too.

  3. La Rebequita

    Go Rachel go! If I were there, I’d certainly come! Hope it’s a smashing success – I’m sure it will be.

  4. Amy

    WOW!!!! Love the Helpamotherout bloggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

  5. Pat

    I’ve just been to the site. What a powerful testament to how invisible many of our basic functions are, eg. urine, menstrual blood and feces. Women, children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable and powerless.

  6. Aik

    I was surprised by the fact that more than 1 in 4 Californians are hungry, but at the same time, more than six million tons of edible food were plowed under on California farms or dumped by grocers and restaurants statewide.

  7. Aik

    I tweeted:

  8. I posted this on FB and it’s on TM of course and I love cupcakes too.
    What a great idea! Go Tepary go!!

  9. Awesome! Thanks for posting about this – hadn’t heard of it yet. Six million tons of food plowed under? Ugh.

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