Well, we've finally reached the last giveaway question. We hope you've enjoyed answering the questions - we've certainly enjoyed reading them. The best part would have to have been giving the prizes away. We've loved reading the excited emails from the daily winners - we hope you all enjoy your prizes. Thank you to Stampin' Up! Australia for their generosity in donating the products for us to give away.
So, the final question is:
What has been your favourite part of the Helping Hudson experience?
Because it's the last daily question, the Helping Hudson team have given an answer too.
My favourite part was seeing the paper crafting community get behind this great cause! It really showed off how fabulously talented and generous so many people are! It was great to spend the last three weeks being excited about Helping Hudson with you all!
My favourite part of the whole experience is seeing how much kindness there is in people. To see everyday how much people want to help, not just financially but all the good wishes of people too. It has helped me see how much positivity there is in this world.
When we first banded together, to get this fundraiser happening, we thought our goal was rather lofty, but I personally hoped we'd raise at least $1000! Little did I know, what extraordinary things can be achieved by 'ordinary' people!
I have two "favourite" parts about my involvement with "Helping Hudson". The first is the unbreakable bond that we, a group of 7 mothers, have forged, all in the name of helping a friend. The mind-blowing, overwhelming, part has been the collective generosity of the stamping, scrapbooking, and wider, community. It is incredibly heartwarming to bear witness to so much inherent GOOD in people. Thank you, every one of you, for the "warm fuzzies" and tears (of joy) that you've caused me to experience over the past 3 weeks!
My favourite part of the Helping Hudson experience .... Ooh hard to pick just one. I guess it is just the fabulous feeling of helping to put together a project that brought so many wonderful talented warm crafty people together to help little Hudson. I think my favourite part will be seeing a photo of him with his new KidWalk. And I know the bonds I've developed with the planning team, and the warm feelings that have been generated here by all the people who've supported the project with tutorials, challenge entries, the daily giveaway questions and more - those will last well beyond today
I have loved the outpouring of love and kindness from around the globe – one little smiling lad in South Australia has touched the hearts of so many people and together we have achieved the most amazing result – freedom for Hudson - something every child should have the pleasure of. Thank you for reaffirming for me that there really are beautiful and generous people in the world.
And I’d also like to say thank you for an opportunity to work with a team of the most amazing Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators – the HH team have all grown very close and I will miss our 100+ emails every day as we have worked very hard to make this a success – we’ve had gasps of surprise as the tutorials flooded in from so many lovely people; whoops of delight as the funds flowed in, tears of frustration and angst as we hit the odd hurdle or two ... And through it all we have become a fabulous group of friends .....
So thanks to everyone from the bottom of my heart – I’d do it again in a heartbeat ...... GO HUDSON!
Being involved in the Helping Hudson project has been an amazingly uplifting experience. I started out just wanting to help a little boy and his family and was satisfied that this would be more than enough reward on its own. I just wasn’t prepared for the impact that being involved would have on me. I’ve been overwhelmed by how caring and generous some people can be and I’ve been so impressed by the sense of community that has enveloped the event with so much willingness to donate tutorials, enter challenges and giveaways, and of course buy tutorials. I’ve cemented some amazing friendships and established new ones. I’ve learnt a lot. I’ve realised hard work doesn’t seem so hard when the right motivation and support is there. But most of all, I’ve been astounded by how wonderful it feels to be able to say I was a part of it! I’m just so humbled and proud and can’t wait to meet the little guy himself!
I can't even begin to narrow it down to one favouite part. I've loved every moment, but mostly:
- the strong friendships I've built within the HH team - what an amazing bunch of women I am eternally grateful to call friends
- the generosity of the wider papercrafting community. The people who donated tutorials, who helped behind the scenes, the people who purchased our tutorials or entered our challenges and those who made donations. You're all amazing! I wish I could thank each and every one of you personally.
- those of you, and there are a lot out there, who have shared with me how disability has affected their lives in many different ways. Thank you for sharing with me and helping me to know that I'm not alone. It can be very lonely to be a parent of a child with a disability, but I don't feel so lonely anymore.
But, if I have to pick one best part, it is that Hudson will get his KidWalk!
Thank you a million times over!
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