4/10/2020 0 Comments
Passing the baton
"Passing the Baton"
So for the last 3 weeks, I've been in social isolation. As many would have seen on the page, my posts have been few and far between BUT, I have been trying to do what I can in such difficult times for the world.
Last month, I answered a call put out by Pinchapoo for anyone wanting to take some "pamper" packs for people in our community- at the time, they were looking for teachers. Last year they supplied me with so many baby wipes for wildlife carers AND while I was there collecting them, I shared with them the work that I do. They offered me some incredible "Pamper" packs to gift to carers & rescuers. Hopefully you saw these in the Christmas Hampers that I distributed.
So when this call went out, I contacted them and asked them if they would give me some, to pass onto people in my community (teachers/nurses) AND wildlife people. They were so happy to hear from me and were thrilled to help!
So the Giving chain began.
"First Giving Runner- Pinchapoo Ladies & Volunteers"
On Thursday mum drove out to collect them. The ladies at Pinchapoo were so happy to hear how we had planned to distribute the packs. They love giving and hearing about how their donations help others, which isn't always the case given the sensitivity of the issues surrounding those they mainly support.
"Second Giving Runner- Me & Mum"
The last 3 days- I really felt like SANTA! Yep SANTA! Mum and I left the house to make totally "Essential" local deliveries. It felt great to get out of the house for a bit but even better, doing the very important work that we were doing.
"Third Giving Runner- those working in our community"
Only a couple knew that we were coming. We visited 15 friends that we know that work in various fields. 8 hospital workers, 3 teachers, 2 police force, 1 wildlife rescuer that deals a lot with police & council workers and 1 community social worker. We distributed more than 170 packs!!!
We surprised each person with at least 11 "Pamper" packs. The idea is that they take one for them and take the remaining packs to work and give them out to their colleagues. Everyone is excited that they are now the ones passing the baton for the final time and they too, get to feel like Santa.
"Final Runner- the Pamper Pack recipients"
We truly hope that the people that receive these packs will love them. It would be so amazing to see the people that these packs reach. We hope that they will share with Libby's Koala & Wildlife Crusade, Pinchapoo and all our followers, (what industry and workplace they are from) so that everyone see the final "Runner" in this giving chain!
So THANK YOU Pinchapoo!
It was so, so amazing to be able to do this. I have more packs to give to my local community BUT I am really excited that I also have LOTS of packs to give to our wonderful volunteer wildlife carers and rescuers. I will soon be asking for financial help to get them to as many people as I can all around Australia, so please, keep an eye out on my page. All I need is help with the postage
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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!