Thursday, March 10, 2011
Skywatch Friday: Crops for Christchurch
How do we explain to young children why there are trials and tribulations? How do we explain the devastating earthquake that killed so many? It's hard, but one thing I can see is, it mobilised the whole country from big organizations to small groups, to open their hearts and show love to the victims of the quake.
My church Mt Albert Baptist Church had a collection drop centre. The whole Mt Albert Community, not just the church has dropped off so many things for us to send down to various teams to distribute to those in need. We had a gazebo at the car park where people could drop their stuff. Ka Pai Jeff and your workers.
At Pt Chev School, we raised almost $2000 when we wore black and red last Friday. We also collected a hamper to some 100 evacuees who came up to Auckland. Under the leadership of Nicole and Keren we had 'Crops for Christchurch' which started this Friday. We explained to the children about the produce they could bring from home to sell to raise funds. There were a lot of contribution and the draw card was ORGANIC. Becky, a parent and some students helped in selling. Paki Paki to all who brought their produce, and who bought.
The sky was good, it was a fine day, and the weather was warm.
This is just the first market day, Nicole says it will continue. Thanks to the principal,Sandra for allowing the school to become a market.