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Ramadan Mubarak!

It’s that time of year again!

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A huge thank you to all of you that donated to our Ramadan appeal. Because of you and your generosity for the 9th year we have been able to provide food parcels to our most vulnerable families. Each package contained a variety of food  including oil, sugar, flour, salt, semolina,couscous -all the essentials to make Ramadan meals  along with a few household items.

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Have a great weekend everyone and for those that are fasting may the month be easy for you and of course, filled with blessings . Emma x

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Ramadan & Eid 2017

 

Time is flying by and it wasn’t until a few days ago when one of you dear readers asked for more info that I realised that I hadn’t posted anything on here  about our Annual Eid and Ramadan Appeal …and as Ramadan will begin in around 5 weeks time I am cutting it mighty fine to say the least!

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So as many of you regulars will know, every year during Ramadan we provide the families we support with a parcel of basic food items (things like oil, flour, sugar, coffee, lentils,rice,cous cous, semolina and pasta) plus a few treat items (things like biscuits and dates) and some fresh fruit and vegetables.

For those of you that don’t know, Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar it is a special time of year when Muslims all over the world fast from dawn to dusk. We provide those in need with essential food items to ensure that they are able to eat before starting to fast and to enable them to break their fast with a nutritious meal too.

If you’re not in Algeria and would like to contribute something to our Ramadan food parcels the best way to do so is by making a monetary donation, this can be done online here on our website or by bank transfer to our charity account (details can be found here) -There is no minimum amount and 100% of your donation will be used to buy food items for those in need. If you are in Algiers and would like to contribute items of food please get in touch to find out where your nearest drop off point is, we will need to receive items by 20th May. No donation is ever too small…a bag of flour  or a packet of sugar can make all the difference to a family in need.

The end of Ramadan is marked by Eid ul Fitr. It is a time of celebration and fun which often includes visiting family and friends and eating lots of cakes and biscuits! At this time we distribute as many gifts of toys, sweets and balloons as we can  to disadvantaged children in the community.  The children are always thrilled to receive a bag of goodies which usually contain a variety of small items…a ball, yoyo, pencils, hair clips, stickers, bracelets..you know the type of thing! If you would like to donate items to be given to children at Eid ul fitr and are living outside of Algeria donations must be received by 10th May to ensure that they will arrive in time for the big day. If you are in Algiers and would like to donate you have up until the middle of June to do so.

This year, in addition to distributing food parcels and children’s gifts we will be holding a number of Ramadan themed craft workshops for children…we plan on making painted glass lanterns, sun catchers, silhouette paintings and much more.

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I know I am a little (a lot!) late in posting but, fortunately I also know how great you guys are at rallying round and making things happen!

Have a super weekend!

Emma x

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Thank you for your patience!

With the move and so much else going on things have been a little upside down lately….there are lots of messages to reply to, emails to send, updates to give and pictures to post- Thank you for your patience!

But briefly, a little update-

Things are moving along with our first park project and a local welder has started to make some play equipment. The space is still being fixed up and plants are being prepared.

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Hundreds of gorgeous handmade clothes , blankets and other wonderful creations have been sent in…here are just a few but more pics will follow shortly.

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Some fantastic large shopper bags which are perfect for the baby packs that include big blankets or a few more clothes than usual.

 

The cutest elephants ever!

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Fabulous bootees

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Gorgeous clothing , blankets and colourful squares

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I will add some more pics shortly, everything is absolutely wonderful and so appreciated by those in need. Thank you so much for your ongoing support!

Have a great week, Emma x

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UK address

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Just to let you all know that our  UK postal address for deliveries is changing. So please, can I just ask you to hold onto anything you have ready to send for a week or two until things get organised. If you have already posted a parcel don’t worry it will still be received. Thank you so much for your understanding. Emma x

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A little update….

As things are so hectic right now I am not able to post as often as I would like but so many lovely things have arrived and they are just too pretty to save for later. Here are just a few. Enjoy!

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Some perfect treats for our Eid gift bags!

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For those of you that don’t already know, we gratefully accept handmade, preloved and new items of clothing and we distribute to all ages.

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On another note the creation of our first community garden is going well! The diggers have been in, a dangerous wall has been pulled down and the local youths are really getting stuck in with helping which is just brilliant.  There is more clearing to be done but, once that is out of the way it’s then on to the fun stuff!

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Thank you for making a difference.

Have a great weekend!

Emma x

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Hello Spring!

Spring has sprung- just look at that blue sky!
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Last month was super busy and March is set to be even busier! Our latest book will be available very, very soon, we are ploughing ahead with our park build, planning for Ramadan and distributing beautiful items to those in need!
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Lovely baby pack items!

Judging by the fantastic donations received February must have been super busy for you too! Here are just a few of the beauties that arrived… 
An amazing selection of baby blankets in all colours of the rainbow…

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Super brightly coloured sets…

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Snuggly baby hats…

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Fantastic colour block blankets….

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Isn’t this just the prettiest headband? I am not sure how to make it but it would be a fantastic girly treat to add to our Eid gift bags this Summer!

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Gourgeous things for the colder weather…

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Fabulous squares…we are going to start making cushions for the elderly in hospital that are far from family. Most of the hospitals are based in Algiers so it is quite common for patients to be receiving treatment away from the areas in which they live. The cushions will have knitted/crochet squares to the front and fabric to the back. These squares are just perfect!

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The most beautifully detailed blankets in perfect pastels…

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Brilliant colouring books and crayons…

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As always huge thanks for such generosity and for choosing to make a difference.

Lots to share in the next few weeks but until then I hope that you have a craft filled month full of the joys of Spring!

Emma x

 

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World book day 2016!

It seems as if there is a ‘day’ for everything if one bothers to look into it…commercialism perhaps? I remember many years ago my Nan being appalled at the introduction of ‘Grandparents day’ and we were all warned to not even think of buying her a gift or a card as she thought it was just a way for ‘them’ to make more money! Wise words maybe. However, looking at the calendar for the next few weeks to pick a suitable date for our new book launch.. the 3rd March, World book day just seemed entirely appropriate!

rsz_litterbugcover-page-001     Our latest book entitled ‘The litter bugs’ charts the tale of a group of  bugs who are persuaded to change their messy ways by a swarm of nature loving bees. The story, which is written in both English and Arabic aims to teach young children about the importance of looking after the environment in a fun and colourful way.

All proceeds from the sale of the book will help fund the creation of community gardens and green spaces via our ‘Just one seed’ scheme. The book will also be distributed to children in Algeria to raise awareness of environmental issues.

The book is 24 pages long and is 210mm square in size. It is priced at £3.50 plus postage  and will be sold exclusively from our website.  **Up until the 3rd March you can pre-order it here and get  it for the special price of  £3 plus FREE UK delivery. ** 

Happy reading!

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