With many, many thanks to the team at the Innisfail Overflow store and the big boss himself, 'David the Generous and Charitable', Backpacks 4 Aussie Kids now has a place to call home.
A few weeks ago myself, Tracy and Jaala spent the morning organising, tidying, sneezing, dusting and putting shelving together in the warehouse section of the Innisfail Overflow. It was a lot of work, especially considering my spatial awareness is a kin to that of a goldfish in a really big tank! 'Oh look, there's a nice treasure chest, I wonder..... Oh look! there's a nice treasure chest, I wonder...' so you get the picture.
Luckily for me Tracy is the Queen of organising, so after she explained at length how things should be set up and why, (pretty much did everything except draw me a picture in the dust on the yet to be cleaned shelving), we set to work.
Actually, once we got into it, the area took shape really quickly. Although, I did have to call Bruce in from work in his lunch break to help us put up the shelving. Some things are just too complicated for two blondes and a spatially challenged brunette!
(the afore mentioned blondes, the brunette is taking the picture!)
(this is me taking the pictures!)
Phil and Gilda of Liquid Tiles Cairns sourced and donated the fantastic shelving. I don't know what we'd do without their support. I can't believe how lucky we have been to have these wonderful people wanting to help our project!
Since these pix were taken, I have dropped more donations off and finally taken the last of the shelving in. I think we are going to need a small army of helper fairies to sort and organise all this before our next packing day! Never did I imagine how much support there would be for this project. I'm so humbled and honored that individuals and businesses are choosing to support something I'm so passionate about.
If you are a local in the Cairns, Tablelands or Innisfail area, don't forget you can drop items off at your Overflow store. There is a wheelie bin there with our logo on it. You can shop in store for things to donate or byo.