The last term of 2017 started off with a bang on Monday the 9th October with lots of things happening.
The people of Hotspots2c donated 3 boxes of shoes to the project.. Thank you so much, Check them out they offer really nice adventures in the area.
We had a visit from the Elder family who brought two suitcases crammed with school clothing and supplies, toys, sports gear and much more all the way from Scotland and dragged it all around for a week of their SA holiday, especially for the participants at JBay Recycling Project. You guys are amazing – love and thanks to you and your wonderful daughter Heather.
We were all TV stars on Monday, as the KykNET program Kwela came to do an insert on the project. We love getting the exposure that the project gets from TV programs like this, we will update you on when it will be screened.
It was really awesome to welcome back the volunteers from Ticket to Ride. They offer surf adventures to South Africa, and a central part of each Rider’s experience in South Africa is giving something back to the local community. They came at the right time on a very busy Monday after the school holidays and the children loved interacting them
Some excellent news this week is that Kleinskool Swop Shop at the Harvest Life Skill Centre in Kleinskool, Port Elizabeth. had their first recycling day this week, and the children brought in 1,165 tonnes. We wish them the best of luck, and are very proud of being able to assist them with information on how to run and setup their project.
Much needed maintenance was done on the CMR building which we share with other organizations, like the Sunshine Ladies. Thanks goes to the Dept of Sports, Recreation, arts and Culture and the Sarah Baartman district office who did the maintenace work as part of their National Youth Camp outreach. Thank you as well to Nolans and Build It as well as our own Roger who did the costing and buying of materials.
Just a reminder that our last trading day this year will be the 4th of December. This is also the day the children will receive their gift packs, our way of saying thank you to them for all their hard work. We are planning to gift the children this year with 600 hacky sacks / foot bags which can be used to kick or throw around or juggle with. The person who makes the most balls and drops them off we us by mid November will receive a R300 voucher for yarn. For more info and the pattern please look at the Stitch Witches FB page.
You are also invited to donate items for the gift packs. We are expecting 250 – 300 children on the day and are looking for things like healthy snacks, environmentally friendly toys etc. Please contact Libby on 073 509 0400 to discuss your contribution.