June has been a very busy month, for me personally and for Algerian Action.
Lots of things were donated which is just wonderful! every single item given makes a difference to somebody in need so it really is lovely to see so many people giving generously and making the lives of others that little bit easier. All types of things have been sent in, below is just a small sample.
We have also been collecting for our Eid Appeal. If you would like to contribute to this by donating sweets, balloons, small toys the items must be received in the UK by the 7th July at the very latest. Our last shipment before Eid will be on the 9th of July so really there is just about a week left to help.
Like last year we will also be providing food parcels to those in need for the month of Ramadan, we held an auction last weekend on Facebook to help fundraise for this so huge thanks to all of you who participated and made it such a worthwhile event.
We will be holding another one at the beginning of August to help us buy more wheelchairs for children in the Mustapha Pascha hospital in Algiers.The children’s cancer unit didn’t have any wheelchairs to transport the children from the ward to the chemotherapy treatment area so last month we bought them two but, we hope to get them another three.
If you are a business owner, crafter or just have something lying around at home that you don’t need please get in touch – we would love to have your support for our August auction.
Have a great weekend everyone!
A set of two super cute clips – One a pretty felt rose and the other a floral bow. Both based on crocodile clips so could also be attached to a bag, scarf or lapel as a brooch too.
The rose measures 4cm across and the bow is 6.5cm.
Generously donated by ‘Little Bowtique’
Starting bid is £1
Bidding ends midnight (gmt) tonight!
Cupcakes and Muffins is the only cupcake book you will ever need. Beginning with a comprehensive section explaining equipment and utensils, ingredients, basic techniques, cooling and storing, troubleshooting, key cake and icing recipes and decorating techniques it then goes on to spoil you with a choice of over 100 recipes. Whether you want to make Winter wedding cupcakes or have a craving for blueberry buttermilk muffins you will not be disappointed.
A fantastic book that will teach you how to make the best sweet treats ever!
Generously given by an anonymous donor.
Starting bid £2
Postage is a nominal fee of 50p
Bidding ends tonight at midnight (gmt)
To place a bid just put it in the comments box below
This is the perfect set of hair clips for the little lady in your life!
There are 6 different clips altogether-some plain, some patterned and some embellished with buttons and bows but, each beautifully handmade with quality materials. (each clip measures approximately 4cm long).
Generously donated by ‘Little Bowtique’.
Starting bid- £2
Postage fee is a nominal 50p
Bidding ends at midnight tonight!
To place a bid just leave a comment in the box below.
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Inspired by henna designs this is an intricately embellished notebook that has been decorated further with tiny gemstones.
The book is A5 in size and has generously been donated by Bubblez Beauty Base
Starting bid £3
(Posage costs to anywhere in the UK or Europe is the nominal fee of 50p)
Auction ends at midnight 23rd June
A set of four beautiful hair clips that could also be used as brooches.
The flowers are hand crafted from felt and placed on top of silver tone crocodile clips.
These have been generously donated by ‘Little bowtique’
Starting bid £2
(To bid just place the amount in the comments box below)
Postage will cost a nominal fee of 50p to anywhere in the Uk or the rest of Europe.
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Ok folks, our Auction is now on! lots of things will be added throughout the day and it will close at 12 midnight (gmt)
The auction will be taking place over on our fb page so do head over and take a look! All money raised will be used to buy food for needy families. Lots of things have low starting prices and every penny will make a difference to those that don’t even have enough to eat.
I realise that not everyone is a fan of facebook so, I will also add some auction items here which you can bid on- watch out for them later today!- the bidding on this blog will end on Sunday at midnight gmt
Now is a really busy time for Algerian Action, our Eid appeal is well underway and lots of fabulous items are being donated for children in need. One shipment of Eid gifts and clothes has already been sent over and we plan to send another two before the end of Ramadan.
If you would like to help us make children smile this Eid ul fitr we would love to hear from you! We need donations of sweets, small toys, balloons and clothing which will all be given as gifts to children that have very little.
Of course, all of our other projects are ongoing and lots of gorgeous things have been donated to those too, in particular some lovely things for our ‘Baby pack project’ and some beautiful knitwear.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to get my sewing machine out but, these gorgeous dresses donated by Carole have really inspired me to make some time…..
Just to remind you, in a couple of weeks it is small charity week and we will be participating by holding an online Auction which will raise money for our food aid programme.
Lots of lovely things have already been donated to the Auction including a stunning candle set from this talented Henna artist.
If you are a crafter,artist or business owner and would like to donate something that can be auctioned off do get in touch!
Have a great week everyone!
Just like last year, we will be providing poor families with food parcels during the month of Ramadan. We run a food aid programme which assists such families all year round but, during Ramadan and at Eid ul Fitr we give to even more.
To coincide with ‘Small charity week’ we will be holding an online auction with all funds raised going towards the cost of providing food parcels to those in need.
The event will be taking place on 21st-22nd June on our facebook page. So please do show your support by bidding on some of the fabulous items that will be up for grabs including gorgeous jewellery, fabulous perfume, books and much more.
If you are a business or a crafter or indeed, anyone else and would like to generously donate something to be auctioned please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org Your help would be much appreciated!
As many of you already know, the vast majority of people living in Algeria are Muslim and one of the most significant celebrations in the Islamic calendar is Eid ul Fitr, the event which marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.
Eid is a time of great joy and celebration, it is a time when friends and family gather together, people eat delicious sweets and cakes and traditionally everyone wears new clothes-particularly the children. It is an expensive time for everyone not least the poorer families.
For the past three years, at this time we have given sweets, toys and new clothes to hundreds of children living in Algiers. Last year we gave to just over 700 and this year, with your help we hope to give to even more.
As with previous years we will be distributing the gifts to children living within the community, to those sick in hospital and this time to children whose home is a women’s refuge.
So, how to help?
We need donations of sweets, small toys, balloons or anything else that children love!
You can give your donations in a number of ways: If you live in London you might like to drop them off, further afield you will need to post them and if you live in Algiers you can phone to arrange a collection/ drop off – all of the contact details can be found here. Or if you prefer, you can make an online monetary donation through the website or send a cheque. No donation is too small and every item makes a difference.
*Eid will fall around mid August so donations made in the UK must be received by 1st July at the latest to ensure that they will arrive in time.
Spread a little happiness and make a child smile this Eid ul fitr!