Thursday, July 26, 2018

Would you like to help?

Back here I posted about the Northern Birthday Box Project, where you are matched with a child in Nunavut and you send up a box of items for them to have a birthday party.  I got a message that the box was received took under two weeks, so pleased about that.

Through that site I discovered another Facebook group called Northern Canada Mini Projects.  This group deals with different projects in different areas of the far north.  Again you do have to join the group to see all the posts and get further details on what they are looking for.

Some of the projects are:

Naujaat Summer Literacy Help
Inuvik Feast and Foodbank Sale
Northern Manitoba Little Ladies Club
Good Hope NWT Summer of Fun and Fitness Support needed
Hall Beach and Clyde River Food Bank Fundraiser Sale
Attawapiskat Summer Art and Baking Supplies Request
Port Good Hope NWT Warm Clothing and Elderwear Drive
Active Soup Kitchen Support (Sandy Lake, Baker Lake and Attawapiskat)
Active Food Bank Support
Rankin Inlet Women’s Shelter
Rankin Inlet--Adult Group Home
Sandy Lake Clothing Drive
Seeds of Love/ Greenhouse Support
Arctic Bay Women’s and Art Classes Help needed
I decided to donate to the Naujaat Summer Literacy Programme.  I ordered a number of books from Book Outlet Canada as they are having a 25% off sale on children's books and they offer free shipping in Canada with orders over $45.  If I had, had to pay for the shipping it would have been another $ not going to happen­čśĆ

All are worthy causes and there are many more.  Amazon does deliver to certain places up North free of charge with a minimum order.  Walmart charges $10 and a number of the clothing stores deliver free of charge again with a minimum order.

So especially people who read this and are in Canada please think about helping out in some way; even if it is just posting a link to this blog post of mine on your blog page or on your Facebook page.  Every little helps.

Another little thing I am doing is making bookmarks for the kids using scraps of fabric I have on hand.......and believe me I have a lot!!

What you need is:

2 pieces of fabric (or scraps of fabric) 2 1/4 inches by 6 inches
1 piece of card stock paper, or light cardboard 1 1/2 inches by 5 1/4 inches
Piece of trim/ribbon/lace 5 inches

This is what it looks like when done:

That was just a sample to see what the pattern turned out like.  If you need more detail on how to make these let me know and I'll explain it step by step.

Now to make a pile more and pop them into an envelope and ship up north.


Anonymous said...

such a great post,, I have shared some of these on my Facebook as well, I am Canadian,

Margie from Toronto said...

Thank you for these links - I had no idea. I will certainly look into them and see what I can do.

PS - the bookmarks are a great idea

Margie from Toronto said...

Quick Question - is there a way to contact these groups other than through Facebook? I don't use Facebook anymore so just wondered if there was a website? Thank you

William Kendall said...

Very worthy! I'm passing the word along.

Gill - That British Woman said...

Margie they are only on Facebook, but if you want leave me you email address (I won't publish it) and I will pass on some information to you.

Winifred said...

A lovely post Gill. There are so many worthy causes.
I belong to a charity knitting group & we meet to make things for local causes such as neo natal units, Alzheimer's groups, local schools who have children needing hats, mitts & scarves, orphanages in India and baby clothes for Zambia.
At the moment the focus is on producing 11,000 poppies for the World War 1 Centenary anniversary church service in November. Only 10,000 to go!