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Our Supporters – We say THANK YOU

Kim and I want to acknowledge all those to support us – without them, our hard work would not be possible.  If we have missed your details, please let us know – we try to be flawless but sometimes it is slight off centre 🙂

  4 A Kid – Child Safety First
  Ally Cohen
  ally@4akid.co.za
  www.4akid.co.za

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We Would Love to Hear from You

Kim and I are dying to know who our readers are, what our audience thinks, feels, knows, need to know and wants us to know about.

From the eco to the friendly, from kiddies and hubbys to pest and junk collections, whatever you think, the good, bad and the totally ridiculous – we want to know what you think. 

We are so busy with our day jobs, taibo, kids, houses, pets and then by the time we get into bed at night, we have forgotten to ask all of you what is on your mind.

You would help us out hugely by letting us know of what’s happening in and around that we perhaps missed.  Don’t be shy, we’ll love you all the same!

Happy recycling and commenting
Hayleigh

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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 have been Nominated!

We have been nominated – my sister-in-law, Candi, emailed me yesterday to say that she had entered me in the FairLady Clarins Most Dynamisante Women competition.

I was so touched by her nomination, not only because it would create wonderful publicity for us, but als because Candi thought our work was good enough to nominate.

Thank you so much Candi, you are the best Aunty Candi ever!  If you would like to nominate us or another super lady go to  http://www.fairlady.com/clarins-most-dynamisante-woman and fill in the entry form.

Good luck and add some extra nominations for us 🙂

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July Fundraiser – 24th July 2010

Our fundraiser this month is for the Make A Difference (M.A.D) project.  M.A.D helps abandoned and vulnerable children with items like clothing, food and love.  They also do fundraising for various homes in and around East London who help care and protect these children.

 Our venue for this month is the lovely Cafe Basil, now situated at 3 Tecoma Street, Berea.  The new cafe is uber stylish, relaxed and inviting.  Come join us for Cappuccino and Cake for only R24.90 with delicious meals on the menu.  Bring along a donation of R20.00 or more for the M.A.D collection. 

 

Also remember our Unloved Items – any item, any condition will be welcomed and put to good use for charity.  Our Arts & Crafts boxes need to be restocked so any item along those lines is appreciated.  Details of the fundraiser are:

 Date:  Saturday, 24th July 2010
Time:  11:00 to 13:00
Venue: Cafe Basil, East London

 Looking forward to relaxing with friend, good coffee and great food!

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Wave Your Flag – Collection Points

Wave Your Flag – Since Tuesday, our inbox has been filled with some many responses to our project, my fingers can’t type quick enough in answering our email!

Collection Points

Cape Town
Bio-Baba Head Office
No 7 Athlone Road
Plumstead
7800
Att: Vicki Penfold
Tel: 021 761 8982

Gauteng
Leuco Tools
4 Sunrock Close
Sunnyrock, Extension 2
Germiston
Att: Johan

Property Week
Fishers Hill
Germiston
Att: Cheynee
Tel:011 822 3980

If you need flags collected from your premises in Gauteng, kindly phone Lionel on 079 884 0154 or Cheynee on 072 777 2399 to arrange collection.

Visit us daily to get updates on collection points in different cities!

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We Got Another Mention

Driving to work this morning I was ecstatic to hear Lee-Ann mentioned us on Gareth Cliff’s 5fm morning show!  I almost missed the 4 way stop because I was going wild instead of  breaking. 

Luckily I drive like snail (according to my hubby) 🙂 🙂  There’s a reason I stick to the speed limit.

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15 Seconds of Fame

 We were very excited to get a call yesterday from the Fresh Drive’s Catherine asking to chat live on air after 16hoo.  So awesome and totally nerve-racking!  So we had our 15 seconds of fame, which my sister phoned me after to tell me I sounded all prim and proper, all which I am very far from 🙂

 We have had a wonderful response from those 15 seconds, ranging from people blogging about us, to a website design offer and a school wanting to host collections for us – thank you SA, you make this country what it is!

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Recycled Inc Events Calendar

In this busy day in age, I can’t keep track of everything on the go, so to help you out a bit, here is our events calendar which will give you an idea of what’s up and coming!

Recycled Inc Calendar 2010

Enjoy!

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Our Pilot – School Veggie Garden!

Good News – We have some very good news today, our veggie garden proposal to Lukhanyo School in Amalinda Forrest, East London was approved and we had our first meeting this afternoon with the ladies from CANSA.

Here’s a short detail of what we hope to achieve and when we hope to have the items in place. 

Vision

Our vision for the Growing Green Gardens concept is to assist communities, schools, etc to establish sustainable vegetable and fruit gardens to supplement their regular meals.  We hope to educate the community about healthy food choices and provide access to fresh vegetables and fruit.  Environmental responsibility, recycling and environmental care will be incorporated to create a garden that will feed, nurture and heal many. 

Mission

Our mission for the project is to enable the community to continue producing and maintaining the garden without outside assistance.  We aim to educate the community in such a way that only will they be able to feed the children of the school, they will have sufficient produce to help community members afflicted with Cansa and HIV.

Implementation

Although Recycled Inc is driving the project forward, we are unable to complete our vision without the participation of Lukhanyo School, CANSA and the local community.  We have identified areas where we need assistance and support as well as how we plan to implement the project.

Project Time Line for Activities

We would like the staff and pupils to be part of the project from the start, thus we would only start with the “ground” work once school re-opens after June/July FIFA 2010 holidays.

 July 2010

  1. Identify ground to be used for the garden
  2. Source initial requirements to start with the general preparations in July
  3. Plan and schedule garden and planting times
  4. Develop education programme to supplement planting activities
  5. Develop education programme for recycling education
  6. Devise health and other information session plans to assist with co-ordination
  7. Erect garden boundary fences and gate
  8. Prepare soil with necessary compost, water, stakes and stepping stones
  9. Install rain water collection tanks with gutters

August 2010

  1. Start planting seasonal vegetables and fruit with educational programme

 

* Although every effort will be made to remain on schedule, as the nature of donations and sponsorship is erratic and economically dependent, we can only estimate the above-mentioned timeline. 

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