Well once again it has been awhile. Things have been not only super busy but hectic.
The Connect Day went off really well. It was the first one held outside of Melbourne and in a suburb and considering that it was a huge success,. That and the fact it was all pulled together in around 3 months. The clients who came through were not only very thankful but also received a lot of needed help and information on where to go to receive more specialised help.
Now we move on .........
With this freezing weather and .. I am guessing ... the harder economic times the need is constantly growing. People are struggling to feed and clothe their kids, themselves and to keep a roof over their heads. I ger parcels every day with things you wonderful people have made or bought for me to give out but it is basically what comes in goes out with a couple of days. I was thinking just the other day how I was always complaining about my house being filled up with boxes and boxes of things yet now I wish it was filled up again with an abundance of things that are needed.
I get constant emails from people asking me what we need most so here is a list
Toiletries (any size, even the ones you get in motels when on holidays)
Baby clothes (matiness jackets, beanies really anything at all)
Another BIG thing is knitted bootees and socks for babies (This I cannot keep up with the demand)
Socks and underwear from kids sizes to adult
Stationary (pencils, coloured pencils, erasers, sharpereners, rulers, pens etc) to make up school packs)
Blankets from baby to bed size (or squares, I am happy to sew them up)
wool (I give out a lot of wool to retirement and nursing homes so the elderly ladies can keep their hands busy knitting and crocheting)
Clothing/Jumpers etc for kids sizes 2-12 Actually jumpers to fit any size from 0-100 LOL
The other thing I need is someone who can crochet around face washers. I am hopeless at this (not sure why) so if anyone out there can crochet an edge around face washers I would be very grateful. I have some gorgeous cotton to crochet with so I would be happy to send it to you.
Phew ... I did warn you that things were hectic LOL If you know anyone that can help create some things please, please tell them about us so I can at least attempt to keep up with the demand.
Take care and I hope you are all keeping warm .. Until next time (Which I will attempt to make it soon) keep those needles clicking away