Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Day 3 Xmas Project

Phew!!  Today was so busy that I barely had time to think.

We opened today at 10am but people started arriving at 8.30am and lining up out the front of the church. We opened the doors at 9.50am and within the first hour we had 103 people through and a steady stream throughout the day. The total of people who came through the doors for the day  was 413 so that is 413 families we helped out for Xmas. People left with their 15 items of food and 5 gift type items and so many came back to personally thank us for helping.

We have started to run out of food so the girls from Anglicare ran around to the local shops and started to ask for donations and luckily we picked up a few hundred dollars worth of food for tomorrows opening. We had volunteers and people everywhere, the church was crowded, volunteers were run off their feet helping people select things, it was chaos but organised chaos.

I am unsure what today (as I am typing this at 5.30am Thursday morning) but if yesterday was any indication we are in for another busy day and hopefully there will not be too much to pack up tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Day 2 Xmas Project

Well we are finally all set up and ready to go!! And it looks amazing!!  We had so many people there today helping get things in place, sorting through bags and making everything look gorgeous!! 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Day 1 Xmas Project

Well today was Day 1 which wass spent decorating the hall and starting to lay things out. Below are pictures of what we achieved today

Friday, November 23, 2012

Xmas Event

Things are progressing (well almost ready lol) for our Xmas event. I am planning on taking lots of photos so you can all see what is going on day by day.

This is some of the food we already have just waiting til next Tuesday when we can lay it all out ready for people to come along and select what they need. From reports we have had back from various charities we are expecting around 600 - 700 people (GULP!!) so this will be a huge learning curve for me, or is that a challenge for me lol  So stay tuned and watch for pics to be uploaded starting next Monday night

Monday, November 12, 2012

What I am doing in between organising ....

I was given an old brown wooden doll's cradle and decided it would look much better painted white. So out came the paint brushes and after a couple of hours I had a white painted cradle and a mattress and quilt and pillow for a baby doll to lay their head on.

I then decided that while I did not have time to take on a large knitting project I could at least do something small, so out came the knitting needles and an afternoon of knitting and watching tv (a rarity these days) I managed to produce a teddy!!

Things are going well with our Xmas function with all the organising almost done (or as much that can be done prior) and everything seemingly in place. Just 13 days to go!!