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I have been thinking - we have loads of threads about meet-ups and getting together socially but how about doing something as a group for charity? Something like the filling of shoe boxes for labourers which is easily doable and doesn't cost a fortune. I would be happy to organise but am traveling for work for most of March, but then that would give people time to organise themselves. If we could arrange a drop off for the boxes and then the transport to take them to one of the camps in Sonapur perhaps? What does everyone think?
 

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I have been thinking - we have loads of threads about meet-ups and getting together socially but how about doing something as a group for charity? Something like the filling of shoe boxes for labourers which is easily doable and doesn't cost a fortune. I would be happy to organise but am traveling for work for most of March, but then that would give people time to organise themselves. If we could arrange a drop off for the boxes and then the transport to take them to one of the camps in Sonapur perhaps? What does everyone think?
I think that's a great idea :)
 

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I have been thinking - we have loads of threads about meet-ups and getting together socially but how about doing something as a group for charity? Something like the filling of shoe boxes for labourers which is easily doable and doesn't cost a fortune. I would be happy to organise but am traveling for work for most of March, but then that would give people time to organise themselves. If we could arrange a drop off for the boxes and then the transport to take them to one of the camps in Sonapur perhaps? What does everyone think?
Bedougirl, I don't mind helping you out with this. I'm traveling this week but will be back next and can put up a thread and follow up.

Let's do a dinner in a few weeks time where each person attending will need to bring with him/her something to donate to charity. That way, it'll be easy for us to collect everything as well.

Hopefully there'll be a good turn out. :) More to come next week.
 

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Suggestions what people should donate? If going to a camp with three hundred to a thousand people, one items isn't going to cut it. Good cause but something of this magnitude takes a bit of work. Maybe we can do charity bbq where all profits go to one of the organizations that are doing this, and maybe check with volunteering with these organizations?
 

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Thank you ladies . I have just got back from Kuwait and am off to KL for work for three weeks on Sunday. I was thinking the shoebox charity fund http://www.facebook.com/TheBoxAppeal.

Pamela, the idea of us all getting together and bringing everything along is excellent - as is Jynx's idea of a charity BBQ. If you are okay with it, I can PM you with my email id and we can begin to make a plan? I really hope some of the other regulars will get on board with this. It won't cost a fortune and it would also be a meet-up but for a cause.
 

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Thank you ladies . I have just got back from Kuwait and am off to KL for work for three weeks on Sunday. I was thinking the shoebox charity fund http://www.facebook.com/TheBoxAppeal.

Pamela, the idea of us all getting together and bringing everything along is excellent - as is Jynx's idea of a charity BBQ. If you are okay with it, I can PM you with my email id and we can begin to make a plan? I really hope some of the other regulars will get on board with this. It won't cost a fortune and it would also be a meet-up but for a cause.
The shoebox appeal is a very good charity, I'm definately up for being involved in this and what a fantastic idea BedouGirl :)
 

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Thank you to you both too. I hope my being away does not mean we will lose impetus. I am trying to think of the best way to co-ordinate this.
 

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Just wanted to move this back to the top of the forum so that other members can add their input and/or sign up :)

Bedougirl, when do you return? Let's try and touch base about a possible charity dinner for EF members sometime soon.

Safe travels :)
 

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Hi Pamela, I leave tomorrow and get back on 31st. The first two weekends of April are busy for me too, but I will be checking the forum from time to time. I appreciate your support and really hope we can rally the troops. Come on everyone - this is something that's so easy, join us to do something for others who are less fortunate than we are!
 

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Hi everyone, am back, but time has been tight the past couple of weeks. Is there any chance of meeting up on Friday to see if we can put a plan together?
 

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Hi all, am moving mid of May to Dubai. However coming next Saturday for a 2 weeks pre-arrival trip. I love the idea and if I can help with anything (within my reach), you can count on me! Congrats for all the people involved already. Cheers
 

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Sorry I have a packed weekend this week. Could do a school night instead?

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School night literally is school night for me because of the little 'un :)

Bedougirl, I could do Thursday night if you're available?
 

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Just wanted to move this back to the top of the forum so that other members can add their input and/or sign up :)

Bedougirl, when do you return? Let's try and touch base about a possible charity dinner for EF members sometime soon.

Safe travels :)
Hello Guys....
I would like to help out in this.. particularly an idea I had when and I saw a documentary recently about a guy in Africa who collects toiletries from people who travel a lot ...you know the hotel freebie stuff..razors...shampoo..conditioner...soaps in plastic covering..moisturising lotion... toothpaste and toothbrushes....etc...
might I suggest any frequent travellers try to bring a couple of these items back when you stay somewhere...put them in a bag...I will arrange to pick them up periodically ...then make a trip every so often out to the camps...
I will of course assist in any way I can with any other suggestions...
 

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pamela0810 said:
School night literally is school night for me because of the little 'un :)

Bedougirl, I could do Thursday night if you're available?
Hi Pam, I can't do this Thursday but I can do the following one - 26th April. Sad to say, a school night is an early night for me too but I don't have the excuse of a wee 'un .
 
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