Monday, October 17, 2011

100,149 items donated to date !!!

Well we have now officially donated OVER 100,000 items this year already and it is only October!!! CONGRATULATIONS everyone who has contributed to this total! It is simply amazing. I am nervous to think what the yearly total will be. It is absolutely awesome!!!

Last Wednesday we started to pack the food hampers and with thanks to the ladies who donated food and also who came along and worked their fingers to be bobne packing boxes and wrapping toys ready for Xmas a very BIG thank you!! We managed to get 42 boxes fully packed and sealed and I hate to guess how many toys we wrapped but they did seem never ending.

On a more personal note I am still waiting to move. They now say it will be at the end of this week but I have heard that before so I am not holding my breath *yet* The sooner the better as far as I am concerned as I hate living in this kind of limbo state with large parts of my life on hold for a time with really no end in sight, but I am trying to continue doing what I do and keep up with things as best I can, so keep those needles clacking away as with xmas now so close the different organisations are starting to worry that they will not have enough things for the less fortunate at Xmas this year.

Hopefully my next blog will have my new address and such *fingers crossed*

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Updated Total = 98,285!!

Whew I have just updated the latest totals after two deliveries being picked up the past 2 days. 98,285 items to date that means only 1,715 items to 100,000!! CONGRATULATIONS to each and every one of you who have contributed to this total, it shows that while we can each make a difference, as a group we can make a helluva difference!!

Well the past few weeks have been umm interesting to say the least. We were supposed to move ont he 30th but that has been postponed because of a paperwork mistake, so right now we are in a holding pattern waiting for that to be fixed up. Hopefully that will be resolved in the next week or so so the move will happen then. If you need to contact me you can email me at needystitches@gmail.com, through the website or call me on 04060352825.

I hope you are all keeping busy making xmas stockings as I am gaining weight as I fill them with lollies. I went out and spent over $100 on lollies to fill the latest contribution and it seemed 5 lollies per stocking and every 5-6 stocking 1 lolly for me LOL Hey I had to keep an eye on quality control!!

For anyone interested (and local) next Wednesday 12th Oct and the following one 19th we will be packing food xmas hampers. If you would like to help we could definitely use it. We will be packing them at the local church, Church of Christ, 130 Cranbourne Road, Frankston from 10am to 2pm. so if you would like to come along please do so. The more hands we get the quicker they will get done.

If you have any foods to donate or would like to donate some money into our account so we can purchase some food now is the time to do so. We are aiming for 100 hampers but the more the merrier. Our bank account details are on the website and anything would be appreciated.

Well I think that is about it for now though I am sure more will be happening soon so watch this space to keep up with what is going on!