We have an office again!

Thanks to our members prayers and generosity we have these lovely clean and modern offices to work from!

The volunteer team turn up each week to sort your squares, hand warmers, tops, hats and cuddlies so that more and more vulnerable and deprived children are given a sense that they are valued and cared for!

 

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That is GREAT, Pam. Everything at a glance.  :))

Where did all those lovely T shirts come from ? I love all the knitted tops seeing the different colour combinations. I agree with others there is an overwhelming number of good things for the children. I can't imagine the work that team SA have to do to get it all sorted and distributed and all the while sending us such loving messages.

They are using the T-shirts as a size guide Sue - it makes the distributions easier if they take the age group sizes. Wendy is a great organiser!

That's a very practical way of sizing the items that arrive.

I agree...I love the idea of bagging the items according to size.  Are we still getting baby items then?  Are we able to distribute them as well or do they go up to Zimbabwe as they used to?

I was looking at how full the yellow bags are and it seems we have less items in the larger sizes, is this correct?  Do we still need sweaters in the bigger sizes?  I'm finishing a Go-Over that is bigger. Just wondering...

My understanding is Jeanne, that the majority of distributions are made to  3 - 6 year olds, but obviously there will be some children who need a larger size from time-to-time. Ronda says, that on the whole it does work out well. Also the larger sizes are especially useful in emergency situations.

One of the problems is that many of the wonderful original contributors never check the website or the forum, so they are still producing small stuff. This week the team took loads of it up north to a hospital in LadySmith  - I expect Wendy will be reporting in a couple of weeks time on this and several other distributions - Ronda, Gina & Wendy were away for 2 days.

Jeanne, I've been looking at pictures of the last distributions and it seems that the children are wearing KAS tops that are just right or even too small.  I've decided to make mine for 8-10 year olds from now on.  

From Ronda's Facebook page :

Biggest postal collection ever ! Always grateful to G4S for their kind sponsorship of the KASvan - without it I would have been obliged to make 3 or 4 trips !!!!

Wow! The KASvan is practically bulging at the seams....YAY!!!!!!

Good on you Mate is what the Aussies would say to all people in KAS

I agree, how fabulous to see the van crammed full of packages of love for the children!

Some recent opening day session photographs!

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