Charity Idea's (African School Project)

Hello crafty friends!

I wanted your advice on something- I’ll be making some handmade goodies to sell at a charity event for Plan International, who do a wonderful scheme called The African School Project, which is taking place in Tanzania this year.

I’ve been asked to make some stuff to sell- the sale is 12th December so I’d like them to be gift type things, can you advise on easy, quick projects that I can make a lot of, and also can use spare/mismatched fabric for? (I can’t crochet or knit!)

Also, if you’d like to donate any homemade items for me to sell that would be greatly appreciated Happy

We’re aiming to raise the £40,000 this year as a company, which as well as building a new school, will also provide teacher training, learning materials, play equipment, repair and replacement of hand pumps, toilets, and community awareness sessions and will help provide a fully functioning centre which will benefit children in the village for years to come. So on a side note, if you did fancy contributing to this year’s scheme, you can visit my friend Vanessa’s page to donate: https://www.justgiving.com/VanessaLecomte

Thanks in advance for your advice!

Hayley

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2 replies since 31st October 2013 • Last reply 31st October 2013

I wonder if you could do something with seed packs. You can sew a cute little holder or a bow with rosette and include 5 packs of seeds per item. Flower or vegetable selections so people can choose. Africa suffers so much from water loss that selling seeds to plant our own crops brings meaning to it for me.

Just a random thought.

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You could make ornaments and small plushies from fabric scraps, maybe make some one of a kind stuffied dolls.

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