Just a quick note to remind everyone to make sure their parcels are marked NO COMMERCIAL VALUE and FOR CHARITY ONLY. And please, please do not put any dollar value against what you are posting. Ronda has just paid out another US$100 + on a number of boxes that had dollar values placed on them. Because it was across so many boxes she could not return the boxes to sender. What it showed is that just a small value placed on a box and them multiplied across a number of boxes causes the duty to add up. We would much rather use this money in a more direct way to help the children.
So here is the check list:
Please don't give your parcel a DOLLAR VALUE
Write on the parcel NO COMMERCIAL VALUE
Write on the parcel FOR CHARITY ONLY.
Warming the orphans and greening the planet
On another note, did any of you read Sandie Roach's guest blog posted here on the forum? She comments that CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation of Australia) have estimated it takes 170,000 litres (44,909 gallons) of water to make one kilo of clean wool.
That is a statistic awful to contemplate in a water-starved continent like Australia. So un-ravelling an old jumper to make 8" squares is an act of considerable kindness for both the orphans and the planet.
I wonder how much water it takes to make acrylic yarn. It is a bit scarey to think of the carbon footprint of everything we use isn't it. Stash-busting it taking on ever deeper meaning.