Thursday, 21 November 2019

The Reverse Advent Calendar

Last week I read about the Reverse Advent Calendar over at Tired but Crafty Mummy. The short version is, for every day in December you get a non perishable grocery item and put it in a box, and then donate it before Christmas. I have decided to give to a food pantry, and have emailed the two near me to see if they will take them. You could also approach refuges (Women's, men's or refugee centres) or with the bush fires, possibly evacuated communities. Take your pick.

I'm using the Food Pantry's web page suggestions of what to collect.
"We welcome all non-perishable pantry items that are in-date and personal hygiene and household items. A few key items include;
  • Deodorant, soap and body wash
  • Shampoo, conditioner and sanitarian items
  • Baby wipes and nappies
  • Dish washing liquid and detergent
  • Canned fruit, vegetable, soup and fish
  • Noodles, pasta, and rice
  • Baked beans and spaghetti
  • Baby food and formula
Please don’t feel limited to our suggestions – we accept non-perishable food, alcohol-free and tobacco-free donations."
So for now, when at the shops, I'm checking the specials and chucking a few extra items in the trolley...
Today Bunnings starts the collection for Share the Dignity's It's in the Bag Christmas Campaign. You have until the 26th November  to make your bag up and donate it.

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  1. This is a brilliant idea and it is nice to give something back to someone else less fortunate then yourself X #twinklytuesday

  2. It's nice to see the collection barrels out this time of year (and even nicer to donate whenever and whatever you can all year). I think of chocolate whenever I think of an Advent calendar. Mmm, holy chocolate.

  3. This is a wonderful idea. Our local homeless ministry is always looking for these kind of items!

  4. I hoe the collection is a success and the recipients' hearts are warmed.

  5. Lovely idea, our girls are doing the same at school. Thanks for linking up #twinklytuesday

  6. Happy you dropped by my blog Lidia