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!
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
How it works-
When- The auction will take place from now (8th June) and ends at midnight on Thursday 14th June. Throughout the day for the entire week more things will be listed, everything will end at the same time.
Where- Items will be listed here on the Algerian Action blog, and some on our facebook page. In addition one or two people will be holding their own Auctions on their own blogs.
What- A variety of things will be auctioned all of them have been lovingly hand-crafted and donated by our supporters.
How- Each item will have a low starting price, to bid simply put your bid amount in the comment box and keep checking back to see if you have been outbid.
Payment- The highest bidders can pay for their items either online via paypal , by cheque or directly into our charity bank account.
Postage- Please add 50p to the total to cover postage costs
Who can bid- Anyone!
Please scroll down to see the items and don’t forget to check back for new listings.
Remember every penny makes a difference and will go towards helping Youcef get the treatment he needs.
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