HELVIE Fund Raiser Update

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Knives

 Helvie knife box

The photo above shows the lay out of the presentation box for the Helvie fund raiser for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.   The cover of the box is decorated with wood burned art work done by Rich Smithson of the art drawing of artist Don Stephenson as displayed in the photo below.

 Helvie box lid

This ONE OF A KIND presentation box contains twenty one WOOD BEE CARVER Signature Series knives and a Whittle-Doodle (eight inches tall by two inch square) that was carved by Don Mertz as pictured in the photo below.

 Helvie Carving Prize


A fundraiser for JDRF (Junior Diabetes Research Foundation)/T1D (Type 1 Diabetes) is a “ONE OF A KIND” woodcarving knife collection! This collection of knives will be at the Eastern Woodland Carvers July Show in Converse, IN in July of 2015. (If you are not attending the show but would like to participate, please contact us at 765-675-8811 or zen@tiptontel.com). You do not need to be present to win. Raffle tickets are $1/each or 7 tickets for $5. The collection will consist of 21 total knives from the Don Mertz Signature Series line and a hand carved piece from Don Mertz himself.

If you are interested in making a donation straight to JDRF they are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. They can be reached at their website http://jdrf.org/ They have many events that they do every year to raise awareness and funds for further research in hopes of one day finding a cure.

As some of you may know our daughter, Skylar, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 2 years, in May of 2011. She, along with thousands of other children and adults, have to learn to live with T1D (Type 1 Diabetes) and the complications that it causes on a daily basis.

Thank you to everyone for your support and kind generosity!  Sincerely, Rich & Holli Smithson/Helvie Knives

National Diabetes Awareness month is November.


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