Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Xmas is coming ....

Once again it has been a busy time with parcels arriving every day, sorting them out and delivering them to different charities. It amazes me on so many levels. People are so creative, they come up with all kinds of things that are amazing. I watch the news and such and always hear about how most of the money given to charities is eaten up by admin costs and seriously I do not understand it at all. People are so very generous, but a lot do not know what to do. One of the most asked questions I get asked is what can I do to help? What do you need? I always answer the same way. Do what you love to do! If you like to knit beanies then knit beanies, babies clothes, scarves, etc etc. I can find a home for every single thing that is sent to me. It may take me a day or two to think about the best charity to give it to but I always find one who loves it.

Xmas is coming up fast. I made a delivery last week with a Xmas "order" and it made me realise even more just how close it really is. If you can make toys or mini Xmas stockings then pleaseee do so. I delivered 300 the other day and only have about 70 left here though I do know a few women are knitting them and holding onto them til closer to Xmas which is great! So the total I need now is 4,700!  Now that is not so intimidating is it LOL 

We have had quite a few new people join us and had others donate wiil and material which is great. I have just updated the Donations on the website and it is now 87,776 which is a FANTASTIC total. Keep up the good work!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

86,181 Items and counting!!!

I have just updated our donations and the total so far this year is 86,181!!! What a fantastic effort by each and everyone who has supported us throughout this year already!! Wouldn't it be fantastic to reach 6 figures LOL

I thought last year was busy but this year things have gone nuts. I am sure you have realised that I do not blog very often and I usually update the website once a week and that is purely because I am so busy these days, sorting, taking phone calls, finding out what people need and making them up a donation. The need this year seems to have blown way out and not in any one particular group. The need goes from premmie babies and all the way to the elderlym with everyone in between.

We are very fortunate to have such generous members and people who spread the word. So many times I will get a phone call from someone I have never heard of who has something to donate to us and they have either heard about us from some friend or a member and want to help.

I know it is coming up to summer so hats and beanies and scarves will slow down but with Xmas just around the corner it is time to focus on that. Mini Xmas stockings!! I need literally thousands!! I had a phone call from a disabled centre just yesterday asking if they could have some so I need even more than predicted now lol

Keep those needles clicking away and those sewing machines buzzing!!