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Along with many of you, we are watching with concern as stories unfold about the devastation left behind in Texas and Louisiana by Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey. Though no one knows how many lives have been affected, Harvey is said to be one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, and the damage caused by massive flooding will be felt for years to come.

With you, we’re also trying to stay informed on the progress of Hurricane Irma; as we write this, Irma has not yet made landfall but is currently classified as a catastrophic Category 5 storm. It will almost certainly leave as much destruction in its wake as Hurricane Harvey and will affect the lives of tens of thousands of people.

As a Stampin’ Up! family, we invite you to help us give to those who are now (or will soon be) trying to rebuild their lives. From now until the end of October, Stampin’ Up! will match donations made to the American Red Cross, dollar-for-dollar, for up to $50,000. Please click here to donate.

The Stampin’ Up! community is already making a difference through ongoing hurricane relief efforts. Here are some ways people are raising money.

  • Demonstrators are donating a portion of their commissions.
  • Demonstrators are holding dedicated events, including retired product sales, where all proceeds are being donated to hurricane relief.
  • Customers are being invited to donate at events. 
  • Demonstrators are selling unused cards or are mounting past swaps on card bases and selling them (in accordance with the Angel Policy) to raise hurricane relief funds.

If you’re a Stampin’ Up! customer and would like to help, reach out to your demonstrator and see if they are holding any fundraising events you can be a part of, or click here to donate to the American Red Cross.

Together, we can do incredible things! We hope you’ll join us . . . because we truly can make a difference. 

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  • Jennifer Cotton

    Oct 18

    Just made a $540 donation (raised by demonstrators and customers at our annual Stampapalooza fundraiser)!!

  • Patricia Martin

    Oct 18

    There was no place on the donation page to associate the donation with Stampin'Up! Do I send you the transaction number?

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  • Marion Gissing

    Oct 18

    Just donated to the Red Cross via the link you provided! I appreciate, that it is so easy to do - even when you are based in Europe as I am. My thoughts are with all of you, who are affected by hurricanes, fires and floods. Thank you, Stampin' Up, for matching my donation. Sending lots of love from Germany!

  • it allows you to pick which Hurricane or disaster since I just moved from Harvey I donated there. But then went back and donated to Irma since we have friends living there too.

    Oct 18

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  • Marilyn SanClemente

    Oct 18

    So glad to be associated with this company!!

  • Denise

    Oct 18

    Instead of matching donations why not just donate $50,000 ?

  • Susan Lasson

    Oct 18

    And what exactly is Stampin' Up! doing? Seems as if demonstrators are doing plenty and you're riding on the back of it !

  • TrishBrunkhart

    Oct 18

    I know the Red Cross used to be the agency to support. Many reports are coming that the Red Cross spends a lot of donation money on other than relief efforts. I support Church organizations that are run by volunteers not Ceos with salaries.

  • Linda D

    Oct 18

    Why Red Cross. There are other programs that will use the funds in a better way. Food banks, shelter for the animals, hospitals, agency that provides immediate and short term solutions. Red Cross has a negative reputation. SO WHY?

  • Reggi Costa

    Oct 18

    As a Stampin' Up demonstrator I am humbled by the geneoristy and kindness you are extending. I live in Citrus County, Florida and I'm in the direct path Hurricane Irma. God Bless You all!

  • Darrah Hopper

    Oct 18

    So glad that you are donating to the cause and an organization that can respond to the many disasters happening, fire, flood and earthquakes throughout the world, unlike the smaller local groups. I love that you set this up as a challenge so that your demonstrators and customers would have another incentive to donate.

  • Terri Carrell

    Oct 18

    What a wonderful way to help so many in need. Thank you Stampin Up!

  • Ellen

    Oct 18

    So proud to be part of this company. Praying for all affected, and all those helping with the recovery and rebuilding.

  • Sandra Dahlman

    Oct 18

    I have already donated to the red cross for the BC, Canada wildfire witch is really bad too. Our town and so many more towns in BC have been evacuated some have return but still some are still out of there homes.

  • Becky Ray

    Oct 18

    Thank you, Stampin Up for being such an AWESOME company. I am glad we are donating to the American Red Cross because I know that the funds will be donated to the places with the most need...for hurricane victims AND for victims of the horrible fires throughout the country. I am proud to be a part of Stampin Up!

  • Sandy Troche

    Oct 18

    Yes I have already donated and my son is there volunteering with the Red Cross. He is sharing live feed of what is really happening there. It is so devastating.

  • Molly Downing

    Oct 18

    So appreciate this effort, but the American Red Cross is not as effective a relief organization as others in many areas. They are getting a lot of negative social media focus in our area from so many affected by storm. Much more praise is going to Samaritan's Purse, Salvation Army and local churches and civic groups. Seem to be much more in tune to needs and deliver on services so terribly needed with compassion. But sincerely appreciate this effort to help. Prayers to Heaven for all of our states affected by fires and floods and the threat of hurricanes to come...

  • Judy Phillips

    Oct 18

    I applaud your willingness to help and your heart, but I question that the Red Cross is who to funnel our funds through. Have you been reading about their epic failures in Texas? They have not been coming through with donations and compassion as they should - maybe they are taxed to their limit but it is no excuse for the way they have been behaving towards people in dire need. I have no suggestions who to donate to, other than local churches and organizations who have been doing much more that the Red Cross. Thanks for listening.

  • Edith Schramke

    Oct 18

    Wish I had known this before I gave to the Red Cross and I would have given here to increase the giving. Can't give more right now; maybe next month again.

  • Charley Zakrzewski

    Oct 18

    This is wonderful and I will be arranging an event with my customers to raise money for those affected xxx

  • Martha Carter, Lithonia, GA

    Oct 18

    Donated cases of water, pillows, blankets, toothpaste, soap, toothbrushes and face cloths to drop spot in Decatur, Ga.

  • stephi g

    Oct 18

    I think it is fantastic that SU is giving us the opportunity as well as offering themselves as a company to step up and do something!! At this point I'm sure there is an overwhelming need for anything and everything, and I am proud to represent a company that wants to come forth and help!!! God Bless each individual and family that is impacted whether by loss or by the ability to serve and help. One person may not be able to do it all, but together we can make a difference. Thank you SU. My heartfelt Prayers go out to everyone for continued safety and through their many devastating losses, I cannot begin to imagine!!

  • Erin Baeder

    Oct 18

    I am disappointed that SU is encouraging donations to the Red Cross. The organization just admitted that its donations for Harvey relief are being mismanaged. They have a long history of not using donations to help disaster victims, but rather using funds for publicity and paying exorbitant salaries to their CEO and other employees. Their despicable failure in Haiti was enough to show the world that funds donated to the Red Cross rarely help disaster victims.

  • Erin Baeder

    Oct 18

    The Churches of Christ Disaster Relief (disasterreliefeffort.org) is where my money will go. They have provided food, water, sheets, blankets, fans, and many other items that people need right away to begin their recovery.

  • Linda Verheij

    Oct 18

    I've donated €25 euros to the Dutch Red Cross. Does that count too?

  • Tina Jones

    Oct 18

    Thank you Stampin' Up! for your commitment to help. As a Hurricane Harvey flood victim here in Houston, I have participated in relief efforts as I try to put my home back together again, and it has been hard to focus on my growing Stamping business, and

  • Barbara reynolds

    Oct 18

    Can we donate unused flex points to help others with their inventory needs?

  • Sheila Roberts

    Oct 18

    That's great! I am definitely on board with this! Thank you , Stampin' Up! for making a difference!

  • Jan Kennedy, Georgia

    Oct 18

    These are all good ideas! I would also suggest that people donate to groups that are Christian based, such as Samaritan's Purse and Salvation Army. Also - people's PETS need care, so donate to Humane Society of the United States, Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Also check to see what your local church or animal rescue groups are doing. Thank you!

  • Amy Ward

    Oct 18

    I'm proud to work with such a humanitarian company. Thanks for all you do!

  • Jane Rozes

    Oct 18

    And let us not forget all the people affected by the wild fires in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho and UTAH!!

  • Louise Goodman

    Oct 18

    Thank you Stampin' Up! You never fail to show your true colors! You make us proud to be part of the SU family!

  • Debi Krebsbach

    Oct 18

    Why, why ,

  • Debi Krebsbach

    Oct 18

    Why, why, why are you donating to Red Cross when their are so many group that do NOT have so may rich CEOs. Just my comment.

  • Delfina Musick

    Oct 18

    I am already doing something to be donated to the hurricane Survivor

  • Delfina Musick

    Oct 18

    Thank you but I have already came up with something that I would like to do to help out the survivors of the hurricane. I am going to be making blanket have different sizes out of all my material I have on here plus I have bought more. And I'm going to be taking me to the shelter.

  • Janet Higerd

    Oct 18

    We are part of the American Baptist denomitation & we have an offering early in the year called "One Great Hour of Sharing" - it has been "reactivated" - 100% of all donations go directly to the Houston area - more info can be found at www.abhms.org - another good place is www.cwsglobal.org (Church World Services) - they provide disaster kits, school kits, health kits, etc...

  • Stella

    Oct 18

    Stamping cards and selling stamps to give a percentage of the proceeds to an organization that keeps most of the money for themselves. You want to do something, then actually DO something. There are thousands of volunteers down there bringing and distributing food and water, cleaning out buildings, and physically helping in any way they can. I'm sure the Red Cross appreciates your money, but the people would appreciate your work a lot more. And as long as I am ranting, $50,000? Really? The less than 10% that makes it through the Red Cross will pay for what exactly? Very little.