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It is absolutely freezing at the moment. I can’t begin to imagine what it would be like to have no heating or even worse to be living on the street! Because of the rising price of heating, as well as the more difficult economic position, the demand for our warm winter woollies has increased, so please keep those donations coming in!

THANK YOU FROM COHEALTH

Thanks very much to those of you who responded to our request for fingerless gloves in indigenous colours to be distributed at the CoHealth  NAIDOC week launch on 9th July.  They were a great hit! We managed to reach our target of 100. Any extras that have come in after the cut off date will be given to other Community Partner Organisations who work with indigenous clients.

DROP OFF POINTS

Nova QV Is no longer a drop off point.

Lincraft has opened a new store in Hamilton

New Drop off point:

iCare Pharmacy

126 Martin Street, Brighton

A FORTUNATE MISHAP

A lovely lady named Linda contacted kogo last week to say that she had mistakenly received a parcel of 70 x 100g balls of beautiful DK yarn from a company in the UK called Lovecrochet.com. When she alerted them to the mistake, they were very happy for her to donate this yarn to kogo for us to use. Thanks very much to Linda and Lovecrochet.com

THANK YOU NOTES

We do try to acknowledge your contributions by sending a thank you note for all the parcels that have an email address included. However, with the huge volume of items that are coming in at the moment, it is easy to miss this information, so please don’t be concerned if you don’t hear from us.

Unfortunately, we cannot use regular mail to send thank you notes because of the postage costs.

KOGO CONNECTIONS

We received the following email from Debbie who attended the kogo launch….

I just wanted to let you know that thru kogo and meeting Margaret from Sacred Heart at winter launch has resulted in me donating some photographic images to the mission. The A3 images have been framed and each resident has one in their room. I was invited to an event last Friday where the residents got to choose their own picture. 

kogo provided the opportunity for me to create some happiness for others and make some new friends along the way. Thanks so much

……and this Facebook post from Joyce from one of our very long term kogo supporters:

I'm sure we all share the benefits of Friendship through kogo, either from being in this group or by participating in a structured knitting group. I have developed a relationship with Rosemary, who likes to knit beautiful wool squares, but isn't too keen on sewing them up. Once every few months we meet halfway between our houses for coffee and handover. Always 48 diagonal squares in matching tones with usable tails left on for sewing up. These are some of the results from the past two years.

ITEMS FROM JAPAN

Kelly who is a long-term supporter of kogo lives in Japan and she normally donates her items when she is in Australia visiting family. This time Kelly decided that we needed the winter woollies now, so she posted them from Japan! Thanks very much Kelly!

KOGO PERSONAL DELIVERY TO ALICE SPRINGS

One of very long term supporters Bonnie travelled to Alice Springs recently and she offered to fill her suitcase with this huge collection of kogo woollies to donate to Children’s Ground! Thanks very much Bonnie (and husband Colin!)

FFEDBACK FROM OUR RECIPIENTS

Would like to thank you sincerely…my wife is at the Peter James Centre Care facility Northside. She is 57 and has early onset Alzheimer’s.  When I walked into her room today one of your beautiful knitted rugs was covering her bed… thank you so much. It really did make my day!!

I'm just emailing to say Thank you. I'm not sure who put the box of items at the door of my son's kinder but Thank you. We are not without a home but we are struggling financially at the moment and to be able to get a scarf for

each of my sons is a blessing at the moment. From the bottom of my heart I thank you. Kind tearful regards, 

 

Please keep those donations coming in – you can see how much they are appreciated.

Warm regards,

Ros