Just wanted to say a big thank you to of all of those that participated in the Winter Wonder event at the weekend. It was very much a last minute thing to help raise some extra funds for the increasing number of families that are needing help. But, thanks to your efforts of sharing, liking and giving it was possible to raise a total of £310 through auction sales and one off donations because of the interest the event generated.
A special thanks to the small businesses that donated items to the Auction too. (Links of these can be found in the sidebar).
The money will be used to buy additional supplies of blankets and other items to help those in need keep warm this winter.(Pictures to follow shortly).
Have a great week everyone!
Head on over to our facebook page to enter.
***Giveaway 3: a beautiful set of Rubina Kadir pins””
An assortment of 12 pretty,hand-crafted pins made from Swarovski Crystal, Chinese Crystal, Vintage Silver and Czech faceted beads.
To enter: simply like the page (if you haven’t already) and like this post.
Open to all wherever you are in the world.
The giveaway ends at 11pm on 21st Dec and a name will be chosen randomly by an online, automated name picker.
Being in Africa, host to the Sahara and edged by the Mediterranean sea it is often assumed (by those without an Algerian connection of some sort) that the weather in Algeria is always warm. Even with my connection, I was totally surprised when my husband told me that Algeria is an excellent place to ski!
So, despite giving the impression of constant sunshine it can get extremely cold, not everywhere sees snow but it has been known to snow even in the capital and even without the white stuff, temperatures do drop pretty low, especially at night.
Snowy tree tops in Medea
In the winter time requests for help always go up. Cool temperatures demand that warmer or more clothing be worn and that one is wrapped up when sleeping to keep out the cold. This year an unprecedented amount of people are wanting assistance and numbers will only increase as it becomes colder….
So, to ensure that we can help all those that need it we have hurriedly put together a fundraiser in the form of a 3 day online shopping and giveaway event which will be on next weekend (19th/20th/21st December)! A number of corporate supporters have donated items for us to sell and auction at greatly reduced prices, all money raised will go towards keeping those in need warm this winter.
Just one of the gorgeous things up for grabs next weekend!
But, this event is about more than just raising funds, it’s also an ideal opportunity for us to give away a few special “end of year” treats to say thank you for your continued support (no, we don’t have to do this but, it is nice to show appreciation). As I have said many times before, Algerian Action only exists because of people pulling together and making small, individual gestures build up to big differences to those in need. Thank you for your efforts.
Please do share the event poster with all that you know and help us make the event a real success! (and if you just happen to be a business owner and would like to donate an item, it’s not too late, just email the details to : firstname.lastname@example.org )
Have a great week!
Sincere apologies but the event scheduled to take place this Saturday has been cancelled due to a number of circumstances it will be impossible to hold the art and craft funday this weekend but, it will be rescheduled for date later in the year.
Apologies once again.
Thank you for your understanding at this time.
August was a really busy month for me and for Algerian Action.
Along with the every day coming and goings it was particularly important to ensure that all of the Eid gifts arrived in Algeria in time for Eid ul fitr which fell on 20th August. It was truly wonderful to give gifts to so many children all of who enjoyed their sweet treats, toys and clothes very much. thank you so much to all of those that contributed and made our Eid Appeal 2012 such a success.
August also saw the launch of ‘A taste of Algeria’ a cookery book that I compiled as a fundraising initiative. The response to the book has been amazing and much more than I could have ever hoped for. The first batch has already completely sold out and a second order has been placed (delivery due early next week). If you would like to order a copy please visit here All profits from the sale of the book go towards assisting destitute families in Algeria.
A lot of time was also spent on forthcoming plans:
In particular the baby pack project is being extended to include providing for women in a refuge and a hospital, hopefully this will spread even further as time progresses. To ensure that the project continues to succeed donations of baby related items are really needed, items can be new, pre-loved or hand-crafted.
Plans are also well under-way for our next event due to take place on 6th October.
If you would like to volunteer to help on the day or have a stall please do get in touch, otherwise if you are in the London area it would be great to see you there!
September for me, always feels like the beginning of a new year (must be all those years spent studying!) it’s a natural time to embark on something new and have new challenges. For me personally, I am awaiting the birth of a new baby, due in a few weeks time. I also have a long, long list of new crafting projects I hope to try……… Whatever you have planned or manage to get up to I hope you have lots of fun and a super September!
P.S- there were some difficulties with the charity email address recently. The problem has now been fixed but, if you made contact within the last two weeks and didn’t receive a reply please do send it again as it has not been seen.
February was a busy month for Algerian Action…….The weather in Algeria was particularly cold and for the first time in several years Algiers was covered in snow which meant times were even harder for those in need, happily people had been so generous with winter clothing donations that we were able to assist many families with blankets, warm jumpers and coats just in time for the cold snap.
Lots more fabulous donations arrived in February including jumpers,blankets,hats, toys,bootees and some brilliant summer dresses- but more about those in my next post! Below is just a small selection of what arrived, unfortunately time does not permit me to take pics of everything but be assured that every single item that is donate is much appreciated.
So what does March have in store? well, in addition to the usual goings on of shipping and distributing etc etc.. plans and preparations are under way to make our Charity Bazaar THE place to be on the 25th. Lots of small companies have booked stalls and will be selling a variety of goods including scarves from Syria, Honey from Italy, toys, jewellery, cosmetics and clothing. In addition there will be Henna, manicures / pedicures and hairdressing on offer not to mention fun activities for the kids and some super scrumptious cakes and treats to tuck into!
Have a marvellous March everyone- wherever you are and whatever you get up to!