Friday, May 8, 2015

Spring Cleaning Clothing Cycle Drive Helpful Hints

Here is some additional information for the Spring Cleaning Clothing Cycle Drive on May 16th.
We ask that you bag household items separate from clothing and shoes. The recyclers pay us differently for these items. Also please make sure that your bags are labeled with your name and contact information so that we can track who wins the cash prize for the most pounds of items donated.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Crops of Luv -- CALENDAR OF EVENTS

There are recurring events as well as one-time events.  The addresses for the recurring events are as follows:

Every Wednesday (unless otherwise noted):  Crops of Luv Volunteer Prep Time from 3 pm to 9 pm at the Crops of Luv Studio (11424 S. Pawnee Circle, Phoenix, AZ  85044).  Phone: (480) 634-7763

2nd Wednesday of Every Month (unless otherwise noted):  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm hosted by Julie Lucian at Kelly Hammond's Home, 2124 E. Kerry Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85024 (just north of Union Hills and west of Cave Creek Road).  Julie can be reached at JLucian@cox.net or (602) 330-6025.

Arizona Community Church Crops (dates and times TBD).  Location is 9325 South Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85284 (just south of Warner Road).

Ahwatukee Recreational Center (events/dates/times TBD).  Location is 5001 E. Cheyenne Drive, Phoenix, AZ  85044.


APRIL 2015:
Wednesday, 8 April:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Saturday, 11 April:  COL Yard Sale from 7 am to noon at 2202 West Farmdale, Mesa AZ 85202

Saturday,25 April:  Crop at Arizona Community Church from 9 am  to 7 pm at COL Studio.


MAY 2015:
Wednesday, 13 May:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Saturday,16 May:  Crop at Arizona Community Church from 9 am  to 7 pm at COL Studio.  Volunteer Appreciation Crop and COL Fundraiser.  COL will provide a meal, but please bring a snack to share.  Also, be sure to bring your donations for the clothing drive fundraiser.  The person who donates the most pounds of clothing will will a prize!


JUNE 2015:
Wednesday, 10 June:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Thursday, 18 June:  Tucson Retreat


JULY 2015:
Wednesday, 8 July:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Thursday, 16 July:  COL at Scrap Sistaz Retreat

Saturday, 18 July:  COL at Scrap Sistaz Retreat from 10 am to 5 pm

Saturday, 25 July:  Crop at Arizona Community Church from 9 am  to 7 pm at COL Studio.




AUGUST 2015:
Wednesday, 12 August:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

SEPTEMBER 2015:
Friday, 4 September through Tuesday, 8 September:  COL Sedona Retreat

Wednesday, 9 September:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm


Thursday, 17 September through Saturday, 19 September:  COL at Quick Quotes Retreat in Palm Springs CA

Saturday, 26 September COL at Creating Keepsakes Convention in Mesa, AZ



OCTOBER 2015:
Wednesday, 14 October:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm


Friday, 23 October through Saturday, 24 October:  COL at Ontario Scrapbook Expo



NOVEMBER 2015:
Saturday, 7 November:  COL Annual Yard Sale

Wednesday, 11 November:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm


DECEMBER 2015:
Wednesday, 9 December:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Saturday, 12 December Crop at COL Studio


JANUARY 2016:
Wednesday, 13 January:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm






Help Our Crops of Luv Fundraiser Event

Want to help raise money for Crops of Luv? 

Gather your unwanted clothing, purses, shoes and small home items and bring them to the crop on 16 May 2015.  For every pound we collect, Clothing Cycle will donate money to Crops of Luv.  Check out their website at www.clothingcycle.com

The person who turns in the MOST pounds will win a cash prize from Clothing Cycle.   So start collecting from your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors!

Anyone can drop off items and Crops of Luv will reap the rewards!  Even if you don't plan to crop with us, feel free to drop off your donation!

Great opportunity to clean your closets, cabinets and garage and benefit Crops of Luv at the same time!!!

Volunteer Appreciation Crop at Arizona Community Church


Volunteer Appreciation Crop at Arizona Community Church 

Date: May 16th, 2015
Time: 9:00AM - 7:00 PM
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Crops of Luv would like to show its appreciation for all you do by hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Crop.  Come join us for a day of cropping.  Bring your tools and help us complete scrapbooks for our deserving kids! 

Crops of Luv will be providing a meal but we encourage you to also bring a snack to share.  There will also be opportunities to win some awesome prizes!
There is room for up to 60 scrapbookers.  Hope to see you there.Laughing

Don't forget to bring your clothing donations for the Crops of Luv fundraiser.  

Call or email to reserve your spot!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Jody and Crops of Luv on Phoenix TV Shows!

More good news for Crops of Luv!  Home Shopping Network (HSN) has connected with two Phoenix-based TV shows that want to do on-air segments with Crops of Luv as a result of our recent contest win on HSN!  We are beyond excited at the publicity/exposure COL is receiving.  Our founder, Jody McNelis, will be on-air with Arizona Family and Better Arizona programs as follows:  BE SURE TO SET YOUR DVRs so you don't miss Jody and COL on TV this week!


·         Arizona Family
o    Sunday, April 19 @ 7:15 a.m.
o    Would like to speak with you on your decision start Crops of Luv and the impact it has had thus far
·         Better Arizona
o    Thursday, April 17 in the early afternoon
o    Would like to speak with you about how you started Crops of Luv and would love to have a family that was impacted by it on-air to share their album
o    Segment would air next Wednesday (4/22) at 6:30 p.m. 










Thursday, April 9, 2015

Great News for Crops of Luv!


Congratulations!   Your organization will be announced live on April 12th at 7pm EST on HSN in honor of our HSN Cares $1,000 a Day Giveaway. The nomination we received for Crops of Luv from Lana Davenport inspired everyone who saw it and we are looking forward to making this announcement on air and also sharing the details on www.HSN.com/HSNCares .  

This was the basic email we received notifying us that my essay submittal had been chosen and Crops of Luv would be receiving $1,000 from HSN!  How awesome is that!  Be sure to set your DVRs to record HSN on April 12th at 7 pm (EST), or 4 pm (PST).   

I got a phone call early this morning from HSN and was soooo surprised and thrilled for Crops of Luv.  Then I had the pleasure of calling Jody and telling her the great news!  What a lovely start to our Thursday!  So excited for Crops of Luv!  

Thursday, April 2, 2015

2015 Crops of Luv Loew's Ventana Canyon Retreat-- Registration Now Open!



REGISTRATION for the 2015 Crops of Luv Loew’s Ventana Canyon Retreat is now open.
WHAT’S NEW This year:
• Early check in Thursday 6/18 @ 6 PM
• Extended Stay Thru Monday 6/22 @ Noon
• ALL NEW Exploding Circle Disney Album Class from Pinecone Press (Just $25 – see the attached picture)
• Raffle Baskets (valued at hundreds of $)
• IN CROP ROOM room service delivery. You can order from the room service menu and items will be delivered to you in the crop room.

WHEN: June 19th thru 21st
With optional Early check in Thursday evening June 18th @ 6 PM
AND optional EXTENDED Stay Thru Monday June 22nd @ Noon.
COST: $100 for the regular 3 –day retreat June 19th thru 21st
ADD $25 for the OPTIONAL Early Check in Thursday evening June 18th @ 6 PM
ADD $50 for the OPTIONAL Extended stay thru Monday June 22nd @ Noon
HOW TO REGISTER
• Email Crops of Luv @ cropsofluv@cox.net to request your registration form and leave your phone number for us to contact you and make arrangements for payment. Return calls will be given in the order the requests are received and you will be contacted within 24 hours. You will be notified what number you are in the orders received.
• Submit your payment via Credit Card, Money Order, or Check
• Turn in your registration form
HOW TO MAKE ROOM RESERVATIONS:
• Contact Loew’s Ventana Canyon Reservations @ (520) 299-2020
• Request your room under the Crops of Luv Retreat.
• Rooms are $90 a night plus a $12 per person bellman fee