Sunday, September 30, 2012

Busy .. Busy .. Busy

The Xmas Project for this year is really taking up so much of my time. Trying to co-ordinate everything, getting rosters fixed as well as opening and sorting through the many. many parcels that have been arriving is an enormous task BUT well worth it.

I have been receiving loads of parcels of gift type items, stationary, toiletries and toys (some of the most beautifully knitted and crocheted toys I have ever seen) that I am now starting to overload the garage (as if that is something new LOL)

It is really amazing what can be achieved whenpeople band together in a single project!!

THANK YOU LADIES (and Men)!!!!!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Next Meeting For Xmas Project

Our next meeting to discuss the Xmas Project is Thursday, 18th October at 1pm at the Church of Christ, 130 Cranbourne Road, Frankston.

We are progressing very well with lots of parcels coming in with lots of different things in them. I have received Mens underwear and T shirts, Baby jackets, lots of  mini Xmas stockings, toiletries, stationary, kids cardigans and jumpers and blankets!! Also a few ladies have sent me Coles and Safeway gift cards which I have spent on food so my stash of tinned goods is starting to add up!!! Thank you to all you ladies who have done this as it makes my life so much easier.

I have drawn up a roster so we can cover all that needs to be done during the week of November 26th and December 1st so if you or some of your friends want to help email me at and I will add you to the roster. You do not have to do a full day as I have cut the days up into 2 hour blocks so you can help for a couple of hours, a couple of days or the full week if you want to. The more hands the merrier!! (And less work for us all lol)

I plan to take tons of pictures and load them on here so you can all feel a part of what is going on and get someenjoyment in knowing the people you have helped!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

This year for our Xmas Project we are attempting something not only new but a little adventurous!!

Throughout the year I have been saving various items that have been sent to me so we can give a helping hand to those that need it at Christmas time.

Needy Stitches in conjunction with the Church of Christ are going to put on a Reaching Out to the community day where we have people that need a hand select items for them to give to their kids and families for Xmas. Some of the items we already have include Quilts, Toys, Blankets, Baby packs, School packs, Toiletry bags, Toiletry gift packs, Balls, Backpacks, stationary packs and so much more that I cannot think of right now LOL

We will also be supplying food. Instead of making up food hampers people can take up to 15 items that they eat rather than get something in a food hamper that they do not like. I think this is a much better way of doing it.

Those that attend this will need a Centrelink card and have to be referred to us by a charity so we can try and limit the people who do not really need help.

We think we will be able to cater for something like 600-800 people and it is only by the hard work and selflessness of our members we are able to do this. So many people give of their talents, time and energy to make items and post them to me.

Last week we had out first meeting where around 20 Ladies and 1 Man turned up to offer their support and also their time to make this even a success. We made some good headway on how we feel this should be run so now the hard work begins.

I have also had a lot of emails and phone calls from people offering their support by donating toys and items for this even and donating “wish Cards” from Safeway or Coles so we can buy more food.  If you work for a company that has advertising merchandise (like caps, t-shirts etc) perhaps you could ask them for a couple of items. A couple of things from a lot of companies would give us a lot more things to give away.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who are supporting us in this, it is only with your generosity that we can pull this off. It is amazing that a group of people from all over Australia are banding together to help so many less fortunate people.