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Craft for Cambodia



This is a little something close to my heart. I haven't heard back from the lady about my last post about crafting for charity so I decided to go ahead and do something on my own.

I contacted Geraldine Cox of the Sunrise Children's Village in Cambodia asking her about how to go about donating some crafty things for the children in the orphanage.
I was really happy to recieve a response from her and she let me know that it was a good idea, however, some times their packages get stolen : ( so there was no guarantee that they would
actually recieve them.

My heart sunk and I was disappointed for the children but it also gave me an idea. It would be good to auction off items on e-Bay for this wonderful cause with 100% of the proceeds going to the Sunrise centre.

It is close to my heart because my family background is from Cambodia.
Dad (God bless his soul) arranged for us to migrate from the war-torn country back in '77. We didn't arrive in Australia til 1978 where we resided in a hostel with my grandparents family. I was only a baby when I came here and I am so grateful for what I have now.

I keep reminding myself that there are little ones back there who weren't able to escape and have a promised life that I have here. Suddenly my life seems so much more blessed than I realise. Little things become luxuries and I want for nothing.

I don't have any items to sell off yet. If you would like to contribute please e-mail me at:
craftforcambodia[at]gmail[dot]com (do people do it this way due to spamming?)

Otherwise, here is the link where you can kindly donate via PAYPAL.

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