Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Helping hands

It's easy to feel helpless in the face of all this devastation, but in blogland folks are definitely rallying!

If you would like to create or buy some handmade items to help the victims of the bushfires, but aren't exactly sure how to go about it, take a look at all the info on Gilly's new bushfire appeal blog. (Click here for the HTML code if you'd like to add the Handmade Help linky button to your sidebar)

Monica is co-ordinating the creation and distribution of Rainbow Comfort Packs for children over here, Curlypops has listed the efforts of various crafty peeps here, and Margaret has provided hints and tips for donating clothes, as well as these great links:
  • Donate blood ... I hear that the blood banks are all booked out for the next two weeks, so perhaps make an appointment in a few weeks time to donate. Keep an eye on the web site for mobile blood banks that might come to a shopping centre near you!
  • 3AW's Fire Assistance Directory - listing people who are happy to help and drop off donations or people who are opening their homes to fire affected people.
  • 774 Offer Help Blog - listing people who are willing to help others.
  • OurCommunity has a list of information links on where you can help along with deposit details for every bank in Australia.
  • The Toy Society are offering to collect handmade toys for the kids effected by the fires.

Finally I just wanted to mention my book drive again.
Please let me know if you have any books to spare (for children or adults .... anything in good condition) - I'm happy to arrange collection & distribution.

(Images from here and here)


nikkishell said...

I have books and would love to donate them. How do i get them to you?

Bec said...

Hi there, I've got a pile of my book club books, as well as some kids books in new condition. I'm in Queensland though, so will I just post them to you? Happy to do so. If so, just let me know your address at blog@beckybean.com and I'll pop them in the post asap. Cheers, Bec

Gilly said...

Hi there

I came by your blog thanks to Meet Me At Mikes and I have some books. I guess the only problem is that I am in WA. Do you know a local point where I can make contact - or perhaps I could help with collections here in WA and maybe we can figure something out. Would love to assist any way possible. I couldn't imagine loosing everything.

Thanks for your efforts - either catch me on my blog or email me at gilly_17@aapt.net.au

xx Gilly

renae said...

I have a pile of books that have been waiting to go to the op shop for ages, but because a lot of them are still in very good condition I keep hesitating - I would love them to go to this cause. Most of them are 'New Age' type books, but there's fictional novels among them too. Feel free to contact me to let me know where to bring them if you think they are suitable.

potty mouth mama said...

I have some new childrens books I'd love to donate. Can you let me know your address? My email is lexikentmann @ internode dot on dot net ---- no spaces. I just did that for the spammers.

Monica @ bpab said...

Thanks for the offer as a drop point!
nikki is covering Brunswick area at the moment and I'll put you on stand by if I need you.
May have a courier lined up (still working on it!) that will pick up from around oz. Will let you know when and if it gets happening. (Ref. WA books)
Such a clever woman you are!

Danielle said...

I have loads of books from a recent de-cluttering, mostly fiction (sci-fi, chick lit) and some other genres, plus some kids books. I am in the Dandenong Ranges but could do a drop off city-way... would be a few boxes at least.

Jodie said...

Hi Juddie, Send me your address and I'll get some in the post straight away....

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