I’ve been wanting to find some way to help out Christchurch from over here in Melbourne – There is nothing quite like a devastating disaster back home to make you feel really small and far away, and its been really hard seeing it all on the news and being too far away to do much.
Now the best way you can help from overseas is to make a donation directly to Red Cross New Zealand to help rebuild Canterbury: http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/
But for a stay at home mum/Artist like me, who mainly gets paid in cuddles, this isn’t really doable. However a huge trademe auction has been set up by two lovely women in Auckland and this is something I can do.
I have donated one of my favorite orchid paintings to be auctioned off – The items are now loaded up on trademe and will be open for bidding until next Sunday. 100% of the money raised will go directly to Red Cross. My piece is up here : http://www.trademe.co.nz/Art/Paintings/Flora-fauna/Acrylic/auction-357820835.htm You will need to register on www.trademe.co.nz to bid.
My painting can also be seen on Charityauction’s Facebook photo page here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=195835940435089&set=a.195355280483155.49626.195352723816744&theater
If you wish to donate an item for the auction, you can email email@example.com with the details, or if you have any questions.