Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Volunteers' Tea Party

On 16th July, Humanity at Heart's volunteers had a lovely tea party at a local garden centre in Ditchling. It was a great way of thanking all of our volunteers, who do a brilliant job keeping the shop running, and helping us to raise the income which ensures our projects in Romania can continue to develop and help the very poorest communities.
We have a large team of over 25 volunteers who work in our Hassocks shop. They help with all aspects of the shop, including window design and displays, customer service, sorting and pricing clothes, books and bric-a-brac. We even have our own invaluable handyman.

Thanks to everyone who came.

Friday, 9 July 2010

"Recycle and Remake" promotion in our shop

On August 6th, we will be having a special promotion in the shop, to show what can be done with a little ingenuity to make something fantastic out of someone else's rubbish.
We have a number of very talented volunteers who have all worked hard to produce a selection of lovely things for us to sell in our shop, including cake stands, bunting, door stops, customised clothes, jewellry, painted horsehoes, bags, cushions and quilts.

The promotion is designed to highlight our commitment to recycling, to actively encourage people to bring us their donations, and to add interest to the shop. Hopefully, people will see that we are glad to accept donations of anything - as even if clothes or textiles are unsaleable, we can use them in some other way.

We also get an income from selling "rag" and we are trying to publicise this, so that people never have to throw away any textiles,shoes or bags.So,please come into the shop on Friday 6th August and have a look at all the lovely things we have for sale. We hope that we can run the promotion for a couple of weeks.

A lovely little skirt made from Denim jeans and floral fabric.

A necklace, that has a matching bracelet made from buttons, threaded on elastic.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Plant Volunteer

Although I am very pleased that Julie has now got a job it does mean that I have lost my plant volunteer! The plants sales are proving very effective at raising extra funds at our shop in Hassocks and I have a lovely selling venue for them. Unfortunately it can be quite a lot of ( pleasant) work and I really do not have the time. If anyone who loves gardening can offer a few hours please get in touch. The time commitment is very flexible.