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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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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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Can you help in 2016?

Beautiful knits, squares and pre-loved clothing has continued to arrive and all in time to catch our next shipment, thank you so much! If you still wish to donate items to our ‘Warm for Winter’ appeal it needs to reach us by 15th Jan to be sent off in our next batch.  Now though, I am rather looking forward to thinking about Spring and the warmer weather….I remember making some really easy pillowcase dresses last year and hope to make a few more again.

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Talking of thinking ahead, these fab bracelets were also donated this week. When I saw them my first thought was how perfect they will be for our Eid gift bags. Eid will fall around the beginning of July so there is only six months to get organised and you know how time flies…..

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People often get in touch to ask what is most needed and the short answer is ‘everything’. Clothing to fit all ages is always in big demand however, at the moment there seems to be an extra special need for baby clothing. Our baby pack project is what started Algerian Action off nine years ago and it continues to be needed, at times more than ever before. Our packs contain a blanket, a vest, a baby-gro, a cardigan/jumper, a hat and some mittens. When possible we also like to include a small toy. The aim is simply to ensure that new babies have something clean and warm to wear. Our stocks are running low on everything so all and anything sized newborn, 0-3 months and even 3-6 months is really needed right now. As always items can be new, pre-loved or handmade. They can be in any colour and in the case of knits can be made from any type of yarn.

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Now for something new, I was going to wait a few weeks but, actually I am too excited about our latest project to not share now! I don’t know if I have ever mentioned it before but, I am an avid gardener, actually I think I am quite addicted to anything plant related so I am totally thrilled that we have been given the opportunity to help turn this barren scrub-land into something lush and amazing!

As you can see from the pic- it is going to involve a lot of hard-work! The aim is to create a beautiful, inclusive outdoor space complete with playground and seating that will provide a clean and safe recreational area for the local community.

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This really is a fantastic opportunity to make a long lasting difference to so many people. We are currently drawing up the plans and working out what will be needed so watch out for updates on how you can help! In the meantime though, I wanted to make a special request for seeds. It would be amazing to have plants growing in the park that have come from all over and it would really represent the wider community spirit of Algerian Action and our belief that small actions can make a big difference- just think- one small seed can make a difference! Will you help us to make a global garden?

The climate is Mediterranean so plants that like dry conditions and/or sunshine might do best but, I am happy to try and grow anything and am always up for a gardening challenge!

If you can help do please include your name and the area you are from with your seed(s) as I want to have a map showing where all the support has come from.

Lastly  before I forget, I wanted to let you know about a A series of colouring pages and activities that we have created for our younger supporters. They are aimed at teaching children facts about Algeria in a fun and creative way. New pages will be added every week and they are free to download from our website.

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As always thank you so much for your continued support. Together, lets make 2016 the best year yet!

Have a great weekend, Emma x

 

 

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Winter Wonder event- now on!

Our fundraising, Winter Wonder event is now on!

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Three days of gorgeous items, brilliant offers and great giveaways. New treats will be added throughout the event- so check back often. All funds raised will help to keep those in need warm this winter.

some treats Plus, every day a new giveaway will be posted and they will all end on Sunday at 11pm gmt. Today the giveaway is this beautiful, handmade necklace. To enter you will need to visit our facebook page. Open to all wherever you are in the world!

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