Friday, April 04, 2008

More about Donation in Kind

from Peceli
Here are some pictures about collecting for our Donation in Kind projects - a truck bought to send to Papua New Guinea after a tsunami, closing a container for Fiji, a woman giving us her knitted singlets for babies in Fiji. I'm a member of the Grovedale Rotary Club, mainly for my interest in international projects. A container arrived in Lautoka a couple of weeks ago and the goods are currently being distributed up the Sigatoka Valley Road to villages. We do not just send any kind of left-over secondhand goods but respond to a 'wish list' by a group of people in a Pacific or South East Asian country, trying to match their requests for useful donations. We do have to throw out some things given to us because they are not suitable so we recycle these in various ways. Our depot is part of Geelong Council land behind the Maritime Museum and Osborne House but there is a council plan going on to develop the site as it is located beside the sea in North Geelong.

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