Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Donations and Volunteers Needed for our Annual GIANT GARAGE SALE July 9th & 10th

Our 6th Annual 'A Mine Free World Foundation' 
 Giant Garage Sale Towards Educational Support for Cambodian Schools is Coming Up Soon!
We need your help - Donations of good used or new items (no clothing, please).

MANY VOLUNTEERS needed - Young & Old. Great summer volunteer experience for students.

Set-up all day Friday - volunteers with some time and a truck needed.

People to help set-up, sell and clean up any time throughout the 3 days.     

Many 'sit-down' jobs.

We are also in need of many grocery bags and the loan of some shopping carts.

We also need GARAGE SPACE IN THE GRAVENHURST AREA to store donated items until July 8th.

For a minimum donation of $20, you can have a table to sell your own wares at the sale.

To volunteer, have a table or donate, contact: Lisa McCoy 705-687-8538, schoolsforcambodia@gmail.com


Jay & Linda Harrison 705-687-7679, linjay@rogers.com

This year, we are trying to raise $4,822 towards two 2-stall latrines

and two wells for two rural school-building sites in Takeo province,

Cambodia. The sites have been leveled and filled. Now, we need your

help to provide CLEAN WATER and HYGIENIC TOILETS for the two schools

that will be built on these sites in December. We have a group of students coming from around

the world through the RoundSquare organization to builds these schools. http://www.roundsquare.org/

We have Bracebridge and Gravenhurst Rotarians going over in January

that will be giving out some of the Rotary Wheels for Learning

Bicycles to new students who will be attending these schools.

No donation is too small - no committment of time volunteered is too small. It will all go to help provide these rural children with important sanitation.
Vaughn Adamson with Lisa McCoy and just a few of her numerous donations
Many Thanks to those of you who have already volunteered your time and have made generous donations. This past weekend, Jay, Linda, Carl and I picked up two truckloads and one trailer load of items donated by good friend Vaughn Adamson of Dwight and her family. Thanks to all - including Vaughn, Barb, Jay and Linda for their trucking and loading help. We'd love to pick up more donations like this. 

Many thanks to also Inge Fritz and Neil and Kim Barlow for their donations.

Huge Thanks to Dan Blix for his superb graphic design work on the posters going around Muskoka and on this blog:

Dan's Advertising Design:

I'd be so happy to have my phone ringing off the wall - so please go check out your garage or attic and we'll be happy to put your items to good work in the developing country of Cambodia.


Earlier this year, Barbara Seagram, Patti Lee and members from their Toronto Bridge Group visited Phonm Penh and our small Banyan Learning Tree School there.  The Bridge group had raised funds for 40 bicycles for the children there through Rotary Wheels for Learning http://rotarywheelsforlearning.blogspot.com/ .

Barbara and Patti saw the close to 100 children who attend the small one-room bamboo school there  and took it upon themselves to fundraise to build a new two-storey, cement school for the children. 

The total project cost is just over $24,000. $3,000 has already been raised by donors in Australia.  The Bridge Group is determined to raise the rest through three spectacular Bridge Events.

The first will be held in Toronto on June 24th. The second, on August 27th in Chatham.

This Canadian Landmine Foundation Project is conducted by A Mine Free World Foundation.

Tax receipts are issued for donations of $25 or more. Contact me at schoolsforcambodia@gmail.com to donate.

To play Bridge for a Cause in Chatham, contact Patti Lee at: pattilee@sympatico.ca

Thanks Everyone, Lisa McCoy

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