Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Connect Day Melbourne


I have been invited to join the committee for the Connect Day to be held in Frankston on April 17th. I went to the first committee meeting on Monday and it is really exciting though also a little daunting. The Connect day are expecting (or limiting) 500 homeless people to attend so as you can imagine there is a lot to do in a short time. This is the first Connect day being held in Frankston and while we have been involved in the Melbourne Connect Day this is the frist of hopefully many of these days being held along bayside.

What we desperately need is the usual items ... beanies, scarves, wrist warmers, jumpers, blankets AND toiletries. Along with the church who helkped us with the Reaching Out Day I am hoping we can donate 200 filled toiletry bags and as many beanies, scarves etc as possible.  So get those needles clicking away PLEASE!!!

We also have a huge demand for baby clothes (babies never stop coming LOL) and kids clothing. The demand seems to be growing more and more and after the Reaching Out day we had last November I am being approached by more and more people in need. So please keep knitting, sewing, donating, so we can continue helping those less fortunate.

Just on another note we have a member of Needy Stitches called Margaret who is very ill. She makes tons (and I literally mean tons) of premmie beanie and bootee sets and along with her daughter Margie has been a huge supporter of Needy Stitches almost from the start. If you are religious please say aprayer for her or if not spare a thought for her.

We have sent a load of things down to Tasmnaia to help the bushfire victims and I am currently putting together things to send to rural NSW to help the flood victims.

As you can probably tell things are hectic and I really do try and blog but the days just seem to pass by but I will try harder even if they are short blogs.

Thank you to all of you who support Needy Stitches, there are so many people who appreciate you!!

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