Last week at the Goulburn Branch of Angels for the Forgotten, we were presented with a delivery of 2 large cartons of tampons from the local Goulburn Branch of Soroptimist International. Soroptimist International is a global movement of women. The theme "Soroptimists - Educate to Lead" with a focus on Education, Enable and Empower provides opportunities for members to improve the lives of women and girls world wide. You can read more about their work here.
This morning in Goulburn we had some help from wonderful volunteers to fill the many handmade feminine hygiene purses that had been sent in my our amazing Facebook Craft Challenge supporters. this group works tirelessly to ensure that we can continue with our core group of services throughout the year.
These full feminine hygiene purses will be distributed to women in need.
Thank you to Goulburn Soroptomist International
Handmade feminine hygiene purses, beanies and fingerless gloves were a big part of today's packing day!
112 Winter Woollies packs were made today!!
Today's volunteers included 40 wonderful year 12 students and staff from Santa Sabina College at Strathfield. They gave us four hours of their valuable time. They all worked very hard and by the end of the four hours we had packed:-
391 Easter packs for kids
144 snack packs for the homeless
300 Easter packs for adults
53 muesli bar packs
64 tea and coffee packs for the homeless
60 school lunch packs
and 112 winter woollies packs for the needy.
The students did themselves proud, they were great ambassadors for their school and we were very grateful for their support. Thank you to the teachers for your help as well!
Thank you Santa Sabina College!
Thank you to all of our crafty angels that support us by donating handmade items to AFTF throughout the year!
Craft Team Leader