Hello. Having last year given away a small collection of arts and craft items to our local primary school, I have unexpectedly found myself in need of such supplies again!
I am about to start a volunteering role in the local community and as part of this, have agreed to run some art and craft sessions for a small group of elderly residents. There is no allocated budget for art and craft supplies, and although they do have a small, basic collection of previously purchased/donated stuff, I was hoping to add to this for them.
So, if you, or ideally any crafters you know, have stuff you no longer need or want (maybe you started a hobby then gave it up but kept the supplies 'just in case' and they are now gathering dust), and you think it might be suitable to pass on (ie in useable condition, and suitable for using with elderly folk) , please consider passing it on to me. I would be happy to receive anything appropriate for a variety of crafts eg wool for pom poms, paints, material scraps etc.
Of particular help soon, would be stuff that could be used to decorate Christmas cards. Someone very kindly donated a supply of blank cards to them already, so this isn't needed. However, the stickers and other items for adding to the card, which they also donated, are mainly for birthdays etc or suited better to other seasons. They will be used at other times, but for now, items related to Christmas and/or in seasonal colours (eg greens, reds, golds etc) to stick on to the card would be great.
Sincere thanks, in advance, if you think you can help with this request. I can meet and collect the items from the car park outside Spar in Ahoghill, Cullybackey or Galgorm.