I spoke to a friend recently who told me instead of having a birthday party for her one year old she and her husband decided to pay for the food to feed a refuge of 200 people in the inner city of Sydney.... I left our lunch that day in admiration of how entirely selfless this is. So much so that its inspired me to look at ways Allies Attic can make a difference to the local community.
So here's what I'm thinking.... As our markets are now monthly alternating between Cronulla & Mosman wouldn't it be great to support two local charities in both areas? Our next market day is in Cronulla Sat 20 March and this is where my new charity venture will start.. We've contacted local charity Camp Kookaburra Inc. and set it all up!
Camp Kookaburra supports children and young people, 8 to 16 years old from families affected by mental illness by providing camps and other activities that are fun, healthy positive and safe. Sounds great yes?
I'm open to suggestions on exactly how this will work and would love to hear from you.. A raffle perhaps? A chilren's fashion parade? Who knows... our imaginations the limit...
And of course, if anyone knows of any local charities in the North Shore area, drop me a line.. I'd love to hear about them!