Thursday, 24 July 2014

Giving back

Happy Thursday everyone!

You may have noticed I took a little break from blogging for a few weeks as our little family was super busy during school holidays, now that the little ones are back to school and pre-school and things are back to normal (well as normal as they can be!) the blog is up and running again and I have some exciting projects on the horizon that I can't wait to get started on.

First on the agenda is a fundraising project for our local Preschool and it's a biggie. Each year we hold a fundraising Golf Tournament which includes a silent auction.

Over the past 3 years we have been fundraising to build an extension to our current building which will allow us to care for more children in our growing community, thanks to the generosity of our many supporters we now only have $20,000 to raise out of the $60,000 needed to complete this project! With continued fundraising we hope to make this dream a reality in 2016! This is the fourth year we have run our annual Golf Tournament which is our biggest fundraiser for the year, last year we raised over $7000 and we would love to reach our target of $8000+ this year.

So now begins the mammoth task of sourcing items for the silent auction, prizes for the winners and also items for our goody bags that are given out to each player.   Each year I send out thousands of emails to New Zealand companies asking for donations, last year the support was overwhelming and the generosity we received was really humbling.  This year I am planning on sharing this experience with you and showcasing all the wonderful brands that have supported us year after year.

I truly believe that giving back by volunteering or donating is such an important part of life and I personally gain so much happiness from it.  It is so rewarding and I strongly encourage everyone to get amongst it and find something you can do to help those who really need it, be it a charity, a school, your neighbour or a complete stranger.

If you are interested in supporting this fundraising project by donating products that can be used for prizes or to auction off for the silent auction please contact me via email:

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