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.


rainfield61 said...

The sky will be good if everyone is kind enough.

The day will be fine if everyone is generous enough.

I'll do my part, to donate blood next weekend.

Did you ever donate blood?

eileeninmd said...

Lovely post, it is wonderful to see so many people helping out those in need. Have a great weekend!

Jama said...

What is that red fruits next to the red tomatoes? looks like jambu with interesting colours. There's a tsunami alert for NZ after the earthquake in Japan. Hopefully it will not happen.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I know every little thing will help, a wonderful project. I don't see you there!! Guess you were the one behind the camera!

MadSnapper said...

this is wonderful story, thanks for sharing it with us and what a great idea.

Unknown said...

... And another one in Japan today! What is happening??? Wonderful post, Ann.

Kay L. Davies said...

A wonderful, heartwarming post, Ann. Thank you.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

George said...

It's wonderful how everyone is doing what they can to help out others in these trying times.

Reader Wil said...

All major catastrophe seems to unite a nation , today the people of Japan felt thevsame: together they will work to rebuild the destroyed places.
Thanks for your visit! No Ann we have no Chinese drugsgangs. Our Chinese people are always very nice! So if you ever come to my country, you can feel safe! lol

Lew said...

Great response to the needs of the people of Christchurch!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Ann, We are home from a little vacation celebrating G's birthday... Had a wonderful time.

Tragedies can bring people together like nothing else. Your church is doing a wonderful thing. Every little bit helps. God Bless you all.