2020 started with Stitch Kitchen as a team of 4 trustees, desperately seeking new premises, overwhelmed with just over 4,000 kgs of donated materials, and having never heard of Zoom, but bright eyed and ready for a brand new year and new decade….
We end the year as a team of 6, with at least double the number of regular volunteers, official Charity status, delightedly reveling in our bright and spacious premises (except on sorting days when every space is filled), overwhelmed-but-mostly-on-top-of nearly 5,000 kgs of donated materials, being completely up on our video conferencing etiquette, absolutely exhausted, and desperately hoping we never need to sew face masks again. All together, a good job done!
We closed the year with a fantastic morning tea for our volunteers. It’s incredibly heartwarming to see all the amazing people we have around us who come from all over the world and all walks of life, but who share our passion and compassion for each other, our world, and textiles. We look forward to sharing more creative ‘ah hu!’ moments, and cups of tea (yes, I’m a little obsessed) together in 2021.
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