I have lots of people donate linen to my Linen 4 Wildlife cause. Mum thought she might put out a call in a couple of local facebook groups to see if we could get a couple of people to sew pouches for me to deliver to rescue groups. It has been unbelievable to see how many cool people there are out there that can sew and want to help me. Thank you to everyone that is helping me be able to donate finished pouches. Mum and I traced and cut some pouches, I watched my dad sew one. Yes my dad! Today I have more than 100 pouches been sewn by local men and woman- it is awesome. I can't wait for them to start coming back to me and I can't wait to send them to rescue groups. Our first lots of pouches will be going to:
Wildlife Rescuers, Kangaloolah Wildlife Shelter and Bohollow Wildlife Shelter.
If you want to help me make pouches OR you have some material that would be good for pouches (polar fleece, flannel etc) please let us know. Comment on this post and we will contact you.
Thank you again to everyone that is helping me. Dad is going to teach me to sew- I can't wait to make them myself too.
Today when I got home from school I saw I was in the newspaper. I was really excited and happy when I saw myself in the newspaper. When I saw it I hoped that others would have seen it to because I want as many people as possible to know about koala's and what's happening to them. Thank you to the Diamond Valley Leader Newspaper.
Today I had a stall at a community event in Mernda Victoria. I had a couple of ladies come up to me as they recognised me from my facebook page. One lady said that she would love to help make wildlife pouches. One lady said that she was going to leave linen in my bin at home- she was telling the man she was with all about me. It was funny.
Another lady was dressed as a Star Wars character- she loved what I was doing and said Koala's were one of her favourite animals, she donated to my fundraiser. It was cool to have people know about what I have been doing and wanting to help me.
For the day I only raised $25 but it was fun.
Today I cut some pouches from the sheets that have been left in my bin. Mum made me a template to trace around. These are pouches for Wildlife Rescuers who we donated to in February. They put out a call for pouches a few weeks ago- we don't sew but two lovely ladies have offered to sew them for us. I can't wait to see them complete and deliver them to the Wildlife Rescuers.
Thank you Christina from Diamond Creek who is sewing these ones. If you live local to Diamond Creek and can sew- please contact us. We will drop off fabric and pick up completed pouches- we just need your time and your cotton.
On Monday April 10th 2017, we met Glenda from Kangaloola Wildlife Shelter Inc. we delivered
100 pillow cases
17 flannel sheets
She does wonderful work saving wildlife. We were lucky enough to see the 5 koalas in her care, 5 little wombats, joey Roos, birds and a cheeky emu. I am scared of emus but this one seemed nice- it made beautiful sounds while we were there.
Glenda has so many orphans in her care along with many animals hit by cars, attacker by hunting dogs AND I'm really upset that she has many animals that were illegally held as "pets" and were abused/mistreated. The poor emu in her care was really badly treated by humans and suffered life long injuries from them.
Thankyou Glenda and your carers for doing what you do and for showing us around. We hope the items we bought up will be of use to you all.
On Friday, April 7th 2017, we met Deb from Bohollow Wildlife Shelter Inc.
100 pillow cases
20 blankets for their rescue work.
I saw my first swamp wallaby, Ernie who was rescued from Echuca. He was so cute. I am holding joey bambi.
Thankyou Deb for showing us your babies and talking to me about what you do.
Today was a cold and VERY windy day in Melbourne. Mum and I went to a local Community Fair. Mum has a business that she attends markets- I went with her.
I got to wear my new "Libby's Koala Crusade" tshirt but because it was so cold I only took my Australian Koala Foundation jumper off, to have this photo taken. It was COLD!
I was very happy with how my stall looked. It was busy and I had lots of people come and see what I was doing. I handed out a lot of my fliers, sold some koala chocolates and koala merchandise and even had people donate money to my donation bag. It was good.
In total I raised $47 for my Koala Conservation Fundraiser.
Thank you to everyone that came and saw me.
My name is Libby and I am 13 years old. I am a Koala Crusader- raising money and awareness for our VULNERABLE koala's and spreading messages about our wildlife that we are lucky enough to live WITH. These are stories written by ME!