Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2010 brings good things!

What a great start to the year! Spent most of the day sorting through the donations with my friend Jaala and her son Jamie.  We had to stop because I ran out of storage containers. Turns out that we have heaps and heaps of sizes 000, 00, 0 and 2! The tubs were overflowing and we still had bags to sort through!
Jamie and I had a bit of a relax on the floor, (my back was 'killing' me from moving all the tubs etc.) and a bit of a chat in that special language only 2 year olds can understand fully.

I got those cappuccino sachet thingys to keep us going (cuppa tea for the bub), and had Coles cooked chook on multigrain bread rolls for lunch. Kind of healthy . . . except for the 3 sugars I had in my coffee, but don't tell my Weight Watchers leader, shhhhh.

After we sorted and sneezed our way through the day, I went home for a well deserved cat nap, with my cat, only to be woken by a phone call at 3pm. I was in two minds about answering it, normally only get telemarketers at that time of day. I took the call and discovered that the $5 backpacks I saw advertised on TV last night were in fact in Kmart in our town!

I'd gone to Kmart at the crack of opening this morning to buy 20 bags, but when I asked about them, no one had heard of them. In fact, it was insinuated that I was a tiny bit delusional! Anyway, the nice young man (are they getting younger or what?), took my number, (pretty sure he fancied me too, who wouldn't, my hot pink crocs are irresistible to the opposite sex . . .), and said he would call if he had any news about the bags!

I was so excited about the backpacks, I got 20 of them. Such great value and nice colours too. Red/grey, dark blue/grey and pink/purple, and ONLY $5!
Thank you Kmart


Filling backpacks and nappy bags with essential and personal items for children going into foster and kinship care.

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1 comment:

Allison said...

Hi there,
I am so impressed and in awe of your amazing work, I just found your link through a facebook group!
My mum has fostered children for many years and specialised in emergency care - many of those children would come with just the clothes on their back! So I know fisrt hand how very special your gifts are and how each one of those children will cherish some items of their very own.
I plan to buy a backpack but if I can help in any other way please let me know, I am based on the sunshine coast and my e-mail address is abye3@eq.edu.au.
Congratulations again and I wish all best with your project.
Allison :)

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