Wednesday, January 27, 2010

We're Going To Disneyland!

Have you seen the commercials for Disney's Give a Day, Get a Disney Day program? Right now Disney is giving away a free one day ticket to their parks to anyone who volunteers 8 hours worth of service with one of their certified volunteer programs. So the kids and I decided this would be a great way to give service and get to go to Disneyland for free. What you do is go to www.disneyparks.com and register your family (the kids have to be at least 6 years old to participate) and then put in your address and they will show you links to all of the participating charitable organizations in your area. We decided to work with Karing For Kids, a local organization that collects handmade blankets to sell to raise money for kids with diabetes and cancer. The best part about this was that we could do all of the work from home. I went through my fabric stash and found some fabric that I'd had forever and wasn't planning on using, and made two quilts that way, and then made two more out of cheap flannel from JoAnn's. All in all I bet we made the 4 twin sized quilts for about $30, not bad for a trip to Disneyland for a family of four. But if you want to take advantage of this you have to hurry because they are only doing this for the first 1 million people to register. You can use the tickets up until the end of 2010, there are a few black out dates, but I didn't think there were too many.

It was fun to have my kids "help." The whole time Dallas kept saying, "this is a great idea Mom, we should really do this more often, it's really for the good of will Mom. " I thought it was cute and didn't correct him. Who knows, maybe Will could use some good these days.

5 comments:

Gunn Family said...

So cute! We are totally doing it! After I saw you at Joanns we came home and signed up! Thanks! Maybe we'll see you on splash mountain!

Toria said...

way to go! What a great idea for Disneyland and for your family!
Have fun!

Rebecca Irvine said...

What a good idea. It has been three years since my kids have been to Disneyland. Maybe it is time for another trip :-).

pam said...

Way to go, Nancy, and kids! I am sure you will all have a fun trip. Your quilts are really cute.

kimber said...

When are you guys going?? We're gonna go next month for Ty's b-day. We missed out on the service though, it's all booked up over here:(