The Events Feel Good Feb
Feel Good Feb’s Create Date – 4.2.17
Linda organised a community social gathering where crafty and creative people were invited to come along and make gifts to give away, as random acts of kindness. The event was a success, which saw children and adults interacting in a friendly environment at Mona Vale Library. The end result was a whole lot of handmade gifts – bracelets, necklaces, paintings, cards, drawings, canvases and photos of happy people, involved in the spirit of giving.
Kindness Is Catching: Winter Care Kits & Warmies – 2016
Well done & thanks everyone – this was an amazing result!
Our drop off locations for 2016 were: Cosmic Smile Laser Dental, Kennards Self Storage – Brookvale, Miranda, Waterloo and Wentworthville, Mona Vale Library, Seaforth Medical Centre, Manly Community Centre & Newtown Neighbourhood Centre.
2016 KIC Winter Care Kits and Warmies – Collecting now until July 3
Swap on the Corso – 28.02.15
Swap on the Corso, a Feel Good February event supported by World Kindness Australia, saw more than 150 people gather in the Sydney beachside suburb of Manly to swap pre-loved goods. Linda created a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Australia , held on the day by sourcing many prizes for a raffle which had 17 winners, because she wanted more than the usual 3 people to win! The raffle raised $700 for Alzheimer’s Australia and was dedicated to Linda’s father, who had recently passed away 2 months prior to FGF.
Winter Care Kits & Warmies – 2015
With Sydney’s balmy summer days giving way to autumn chill, Linda spoke to some homeless people in Sydney and also to organisations about which items would be most useful during the winter. She came up with a list of nine inexpensive items that were readily available on supermarket shelves. Linda called on Sydneysiders to assemble Winter Care Kits and to donate scarves, gloves and beanies.
The kits were dropped off at the following places: Cosmic Smile Laser Dental, Forestville Library, Mona Vale Library, Manly Community Centre, Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, Seaforth Medical Centre, Eastern Cross Trading Co and Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre.
Her goal was 100 kits. She had those within three weeks – and then they kept coming.
“I was surprised and overwhelmed by the response.” – Linda Pang.
Local drop-off centres were inundated with kits. Linda would arrive home each day to find kits and winter warmies piled on her doorstep, donated from her local community.
“People were emailing and asking, ‘Can I organise a donation drive at work?’ Six schools came on board, which was wonderful as I really wanted to get kids involved,” she says.
When she could no longer park in her garage because it was overflowing with Winter Care Kits, Linda reached out to local storage company Kennards, who came to the party with a donation of boxes to store and transport the kits.
When the time came at the end of July to distribute the kits to people who needed them, more than 800 Winter Care Kits and over 400 Winter Warmies had been donated. Linda was invited to be a service provider at Sydney Town Hall for Sydney Homeless Connect. Transport company DB Schenker kindly provided staff and a truck to transport the kids from Linda’s home to the Sydney Homeless Connect event.
Kits and warmies were also delivered to Mission Australia and two community neighbourhood centres in Newtown and Manly who distributed them to homeless people living on the streets in the city of Sydney.
Lightworkers Initiative Launch Event – June 2015