Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Few Weeks to Go!!

It's almost that time of year!  Time to pull together all our projects and finds over the year and put them into boxes.  The collection date this year is November 17th - 23rd.  If you're wondering where to drop off your boxes, click here to find a collection centre near you.
Last weekend I hit a local thrift store and managed to snag 26 new skipping ropes during their buy one, get one free toy event.  Yahoo!  There's still time to snag a few deals before the collection date, so keep shopping!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Shoe Box Costumes

Last year at our local shoe box collection centre, were shoe box costumes that people could try on. My boys had a lot of fun with this!  This would also be an easy Halloween costume to make (and you could fit a snow suit under there!) or a costume for a parade.  A great way to catch attention and you could hand out brochures along the way!
You can find directions to make your own shoe box costume, by clicking here.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity - Processing Centres

I've had the opportunity to volunteer at the Calgary Processing Center a couple times.  It is SO much fun.  I am from Manitoba, so Calgary isn't exactly "close by", but I've managed to work some volunteer slots into a couple family of trips we've taken over the years.  It's overwhelming when you see the amount of volunteers and boxes!  A great fun and friendly atmosphere and a way to get some new ideas for your own boxes.  :)

This is an old blog post (2007!) but you can read about it if you click here.

If you want to check into volunteering yourself, click this link for more details.