Archive for Community Projects

Treasure in unlikely places

Yesterday, I visited a local dump site with my partner Michelle and community coordinator, Winston.

We will be launching a community clean up project in the area surrounding the site on 15th November 2011.

We spoke to the locals living and working on the site, not only we they amused that I wanted the plastic bottles, roofing and grain bags, they were impressed with the idea that I would teach them how to create products out of the rubbish.

I’m so excited to start working in this community.

Created with help of my dustbin, Hayleigh

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We need your old jeans

Urgently Needed – 600 pairs old jeans, too big, too small, torn, broken, any condition.

For community sewing project, East London, donations only pls!!!

Inbox me or email recycledinc@gmail.com

Created with help of my dustbin, Hayleigh

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Global Economic Summit – Can we help ourselves

The recent recession hit many of us in South Africa hard.  High numbers of jobs were lost as countless companies closed their doors.  My husband’s family business was hard hit aswell, with blessing, they have remained open, however our budget has become exceptional tight.

A radio discussion this morning got me thinking, I don’t like many ideas our government has on health, housing, social development and environmental issues – I won’t even start on economic issues.  I also feel we talk more than we do.  My activities in the local community help me to give back and do my bit for our society, however I’m left with, “what can I do to take hold of my family’s future in these dull times?”

I feel very strongly that we should all have a skill, hobby or pastime that we enjoy doing.  Why not use that skill or hobby to create a safety net for you to fall financially?  We don’t have to be the next Martha Stewart, but we can make small nest eggs for ourselves.  My thinking is that not only will it be an excuse for you to enjoy something that you love doing, but you can then become a little bit more independent from the government.  This way we become more in control of our future and less reliant on government to create jobs for us. 

So if you don’t like what you hear coming from the Global Economic Summit, don’t feel despondent, you can do something about it!  We can also use this as part of our children’s lives to teach them about hard work and how there is no substitute for it.

Good luck on your independent missions and let me know how it goes…

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Beading Craft

I’ll be hosting a beading craft session for kiddies on Thursday, 16th December 2010 at the King”s Mall in Gonubie!

Bring your kiddies, relax and have some tea while your children are occupied and been stimulated in a safe environment.  Entrance is R20.00 for kiddies with juice and a snack.  To book call Christie on 082 378 3213.

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Chekc Us Out!

We are busy, busy this time of the year! unfortunately, we are having hassles with uploading photos of our products 😦 Never fear, check us out at the local flea markets and festivals in East London.

Come get all your Christmas gifts from us!

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Thank you – M.A.D

Been a mom is hard, the normal everyday items should not be something added to the shoulders of the mom’s who child is in the hospital I work at.

So when Kim, Recycled Inc manager and hospital dietician, told me about the little cancer patients who were without yoghurt, custard and jelly, I could not sit back, work and then go home to feed my kiddies whatever they felt like.

I contacted a dear friend who runs M.A.D (Make A Difference).  Christie was only happy to help out.  With the donations of yoghurt, custard and jelly we received from M.A.D, we have been able to supply the cancer pediatric, adult and a few other wards with simple supplies for the last three weeks.

Here are a few pictures of the faces that had smiles on after they received their yoghurt. There where a number of patients who we did not photograph due to chemo, facial deformities or other sensitive exposures.  On behalf of those patients, we say a HUGE thank you to Christie and all who donated to the drive.  Every bit helps brighten the days of these patients.    

I printed a selection of photographs and gave them to the patients, I wish you could have seen the smiles we got, missing teeth and all!

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We’ve been busy

I could definitely sleep for days – we’ve been hard to work making flags from the 32 participating 2010 world cup nations.  These flags have been made from “junk” fabric, bits and pieces, ribbon and other ends we could find. 

The flags will be sent to CANSA in George for them to use during their campaigns in the coming year.  Although it has been eye straining work, the flags have taken shape nicely and look spectacular.

We are needing donations of embroidery or iron-on-tranfers of roughly 8 coat of arms.  These coat of arms are very intricate and try as I did to find a solution, I could not get the designs to look like they should. 

Anyone who is able to help, please email us asap – happy recycling!
Hayleigh

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