Earlier this month, our favorite celebrity crafter and beloved TV personality Vanna White paid a special visit. Vanna stopped by a local AC Moore craft store in South Jersey, where she greeted over 300 fans. She spent several hours meeting fellow crafters, who came out for the opportunity to chat with her and snap a photo. Vanna also signed autographs, of course! And the visit culminated in one special event: the presentation of a donation.
Here are some fabulous photos of Vanna White with the crafters who visited AC Moore! Many folks took the opportunity to get a photo, and Vanna’s sunny smile never fades.
Some younger fans also seized the chance for a picture with Vanna. One fan even sported a special tee-shirt that read: “I may be speech delayed, but I can still say R S T L N E,” a nod to Wheel of Fortune.
There was even one canine superfan!
Many crafters also took advantage of the excellent sale, stashing up on some Vanna’s yarns for upcoming projects.
And of course, there were many autographs.
We’ve been crafting with Vanna White for the past 30 years, when we approached her about creating her own line of yarns. Her love of yarn and crochet is well-known, so it made perfect sense to collaborate with her creativity and undeniable style. But we didn’t anticipate the meaningful relationship that would develop with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, too. In case you didn’t know, 10% of sales of Vanna’s Choice Yarn sold at AC Moore is donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Members of the Lion Brand team joined Vanna, who presented a check for $10,000 from these donations. Vanna White and Lion Brand have had a long relationship of support with St. Jude, and this check marks another in a long line of donations made possible by our crafters. When you choose to craft with Vanna’s yarns, you play a part in contributing to the vital work St. Jude does caring for young patients and their families. So far, together we’ve donated over $1.9M to St. Jude, and we’re not done yet.