Eid project 2010

So, an update on our newest project.

It is really wonderful to see that so many of you have decided to contribute. Beautiful things have been donated and your kindness has really surpassed all my expectations.

The Eid gift bag project has only been running a few weeks and already  we have 17 completed bags, there’s still a way to go but it is  so encouraging.  With lots of cute hair things donated and some that I bought myself I’ve made up 19 hair accessories packs each containing a selection of clips, bobbles and headbands. These can go inside the bigger gift bags.  I’m in the process of making up some craft / stationery sets with the pens, pencils etc that have been donated, I just need to get some notebooks and paper to go inside and they will be done, there are 20 of these.

Lots of help is still needed with this project. Whilst it is fabulous when people donate a complete gift bag full of things, this isn’t necessary.  Every single item helps, a pencil, a packet of felt pens, a few balloons it will all go towards making a special day really memorable.

For those that can sew it would be fantastically helpful if you could make a few bags. Nothing fancy, just a little drawstring number about the size of an A4 sheet of paper. If you don’t have something to use for the drawstring just send it ‘as is’ because I have loads of ribbon that can be used. 

At the moment things for all age groups are needed, particularly items suitable for both girls and boys aged  2/3 years and 7/8.

Oh, and if any one has any patterns or links to short-sleeved cardigans, boleros and the like please share!

As always thank you all so much for your unending generosity!

Have a great weekend, Emma x



Filed under crafts, donation, projects

2 responses to “Eid project 2010

  1. Hi Emma

    Wow, this looks good!
    I understand that Eid is going to be at the beginning of September this year.

    When are you planning to send the Eid parcels off to Algeria?


    • Emma

      Hi Anke,
      You are right Eid should fall around the beginning of September.
      All of the gift bags will need to be in Algeria by the End of August, but they will be sent over in batches up until that date.
      Hope that helps, Emma.

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