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20 January 2005 @ 11:36 am
shoeboxes  
x. in a better mood today. every second day at work is better; at least there is a day of calmness in between? [edit: um, maybe i spoke too soon, i think it's gone back to semi-crap again. sigh]

x. i think that this is a fabulous idea, and i hope that other radio stations around the country & the world do something like this as well. it's a shoebox of love, a box filled with all sorts of essential & lovely things to send to the children who have become orphaned & victims of the asia-pacific tsunami disaster - things such as toothpaste or soap for cleaning themselves, books & writing equipment for schooling, a toy or something to love like a bear or a doll. our radio station did this in 2002 after the bali bombings for the children who were orphaned, and i'm not sure if other radio stations in the country did too, but seeing as all the commercial stations copy each other's ideas for "beat the bomb" and "secret sound" and "find the fugitive" competitions, i would certainly hope that they are all doing something similar (or as worthy) as this project. i'm going to make a shoebox, but i wanted to post the link here just in case something similar wasn't happening where you live, through your commercial radio station, and you wanted to be able to suggest something that everyone could do to help. i know straight after the tsunami happened some of you were wondering if you could send goods & items of clothing etc to the victims - well now there's a way you can.

if the radio stations in your area etc ARE doing something similar, i'd love to see links/websites, just to have a look - i think projects like these are great. they get everyone involved, reach out for the people who need it the most. i love hearing about how kids get involved with these - in the aftermath of the 2002 bombings in bali, loads of school kids made boxes like this to send over, it became their class project. i thnk it helps to make kids aware from an early age that not everyone is as priveledged as us in our western worlds, and that there are little things they can do to help. it doesn't feel like a lot in the greater scheme of things but to the orphaned child receiving the box from a total stranger filled with things they don't have - it can mean a lot.

x. i crave honeycomb tea, cuddles, zines.
 
 
 
ex_snowcanwa171 on January 19th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)

*squeaks* OMG, the shoeboxes, what a wonderful idea. I'll try to make at least one of the weekend. How lovely!

Love you much (thank you for your text message too! You're so sweet! :D)
xo
    scarlet's walk: [icon_goddess] innocencekisstheviolets on January 19th, 2005 05:19 pm (UTC)
is the radio station there in Brissie doing this? i'm not sure if this is an idea that SAFM actually came up with themselves, or whether all the commercial radio stations in AU are going to do the same sort of thing.

if not, i might send an email to them, suggesting it... surely SAFM can't patent an idea like this, which is so helpful & beneficial to the people who need it the most!

oh, and YOU'RE the sweet one!! that LUSH stuff is so brilliant -- thankyou again!!

xxxx
ex_snowcanwa171 on January 19th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)

I'm not sure if any radio stations here are doing it - maybe the best one to call here would be B105? They tend to do lots of community-based stuff - things for kids in hospital at Christmas, for example - and I would think they'd at least be willing to publicise it.

Hehe, I'm so glad you liked the Lush things, and you're more than welcome darling! Anytime! :)

xo
endearingly on January 19th, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
did you block me or something? because you're never online anymore ;\ i miss you- and i hope i didn't do anything to make you hate me?..... and i HOPE you know who i am, lol. ;(

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    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 19th, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC)
no i didn't block you... i work full-time during the day, so i'm only on aol either at night (which is like the middle of the night for you, or 3am or something) and weekends.
drink meroseinyrteeth on January 19th, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC)
that's such a wonderful idea - hugs to you for being kind enough to do it, i'll definitly have to see if there are local places around me doing something similar. thanks for posting this!
Jessica: Into the Water by: beautylullabysweetkisses13 on January 19th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy your doing better today sweetie.
*Big hugs*
<3
Jessica
lindafragilehearted on January 19th, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
eh, i'm going to a tsunami relief concert tomorrow that a radio station (102.1) is hosting. it's actually free, everything's just donations. there was another concert last weekend, but i didn't goto it. also, they had something or other the weekend before where they were collecting donations. honestly, i'm getting tired of hearing the word "tsunami"...but oh well, i'll still goto the show tomorrow.
eleanor janephotogirl on January 20th, 2005 01:09 pm (UTC)

honeycomb tea! i have never heard of it, but my god, my mouth is watering! what brand do you buy?
xx
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 20th, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC)
liptons ! i shall have to send you some with my next letter ♥