I am sooo excited to let you all know that today we officially launch our own range of adult colouring pages!
In August 2015 the ladies of the Craft & Charity arm of the Fourways Gardens Social Club, in Johannesburg, South Africa, decided to do add to their existing charity work, and create something special for Christmas by making gift packages for a local State and Salvation Army-run old age home. When we visited the home to assess their needs, we were shocked and saddened at how such special people are living. It is clean and safe and the old folks all have a roof over their heads, and food in their bellies, and the staff are fabulous, but the residents have absolutely nothing to do, and they are struggling for basics like medications and toiletries. We decided that with help, we can supply some of these basic needs for fifty elderly human beings on an on-going basis… and thus give them more than just a gift for Christmas.
And so we started work collecting and making things that they can use, eat, and DO. We collect old magazines, spare unused toiletries and things to keep them warm like socks, lap blankets etc, and When we were coming up with suggestions on how to provide them with things to do, someone suggested that adult colouring in may be enjoyable for some of them, but they are costly to buy! Being more than a charity group, we are also a craft group, so we thought we could make the colouring in books ourselves … and once we started making them we realised that maybe we could also sell them to raise money to buy the things that we can’t make ourselves!
For the months of October and November, all packs sold in Canada will support Matthew House in Toronto, in the name of Pat Simon.
Special special thanks to Ramona Matthews for the all the printing, buying, and processing work at the Canada end.
A very high proportion of the selling price of our colouring packs will be going to these South African and Canadian charities, because all the labour, art work, and administration and other work is being done for free by these hard working ladies.
MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW!!