The staff and volunteers of Busy Fingers thanks thier customers

By Sandra

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Charity - Bribie Island - BUSY FINGERS

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THANK YOU The staff and volunteers of Busy Fingers would like to thank all the customers for their support on their PJ Day for Asthma Awareness last month when they raised $789.20 for the Asthma Foundation Queensland. Thank you, Michael and his helpers for the sausage sizzles that were enjoyed by all during July and on PJ Day, all funds raised from the sizzles also went to the Asthma Foundation.

Our manager, Sonia has obtained – or should I say ‘hopefully’ has obtained the last of the shop fittings required to finalise the fitting out of the new areas. With the help of our volunteers, she has moved around many shelves and racks to accommodate the new fittings and has reorganised many areas. We hope this will make it easier for our customers to locate items they need and also make it easier for the volunteers to display the items. SALES As we have received, from many generous donations a wide variety of clothing, we have recently been having sales of “fill a shopping basket for $5”.

This has been well received and if we continue to receive a high number of clothes, we anticipate having a few more sales over the next month. Sonia would like to advise that we will start putting out more summer clothes this week, but we will continue to keep a few winter clothes available over the coming months for customers who may be travelling to cooler destinations.

We also have been having sales on other items such as pictures, books, furniture and crockery, so please watch out for our many bargains as you come into the front door. We have a list of all our daily bargains on the blackboard in the entry foyer, or if you are looking for anything specific please approach our wonderful cashier Peta and she will be happy to assist you.

DONATIONS GIVEN IN AUGUST

We are happy to advise that this month we granted several wishes including the purchase of the sun hats and shirts for the children attending the Bribie Island Kindergarten. The Bribie Lion Camp Quality Picnic committee will not have to worry about purchasing the ice creams again at this year’s event. Also, the entertainment for the Bribie Island Retirement Village Father’s Day concert has been arranged for the enjoyment of the many residents and volunteers.

We also continue to give monthly support to the Bribie VMR with fuel and the Bribie-Moreton Hospice Palliative Care suite located at the Bribie Island Retirement Village. Without the support of our customers, volunteers and staff we would not be able to grant wishes for the many groups and associations on the island.

REQUEST FOR DONATIONS

If you are a member of an island club or association and require assistance please let us know. We try to assist all not for profit associations and sporting clubs, we also assist the Police, SES, VMR and the BI Hospice. Our President Karen is quite happy to come along to your club and present our aims and goals and how your club can apply for assistance.

Please call 3410 1920 or email [email protected] if you wish to have a presentation or if you wish to apply for a grant of assistance. When applying for assistance please include a contact name and number and also a current equipment quote, tell us a bit about your association/club and membership and why you need the equipment you are requesting. Please be aware we only deal with island associations and groups, not individuals.

With a larger shop comes the need for more volunteers, so if you have some time to spare please drop in or ring Sonia on 3408 1014, we are registered with Volunteer Australia and Work for the Dole programs. Come along and make new friends while contributing to your community.

GATES

Our gates will remain open on Monday and Thursday afternoons until approximately 5.30 pm if you wish to drop off donations. At the moment we are still opening the gates on Sunday mornings from about 9 am for a few hours. We wish to thank Mavis Howard for her continual support, in making up lucky dip bags for the children which continue to please the little ones. As always we wish to thank our dear friend Richard and his merry group at the Bribie Islander for allowing us to let you know what is happening in Cotterill Ave. Hope to see you in the shop soon. Sandra

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