After the first wave of essential relief, these packs will be distributed through the aid agencies. The idea is to give the children who have lost homes and loved ones something special and comforting, and to help distract them with things to keep them busy (so that their parents can get on with the business of rebuilding their lives).
She needs a bag for every child - for a range of ages and for girls and boys - and I think we all know how to make those, don't we...?
It is SO SIMPLE to make a little bag that will appeal to a child. You don't even need a pattern - just some pretty fabric, a bit of applique or some buttons on a simple tote bag will do the trick. I'm happy to act as a drop-off point for any donations of bags (or bag-fillers), or you can send them straight to Monica at
Beyond Pink and Blue
70 Clifton Street Balwyn North 3104 Victoria, Australia .
She'd really like to start putting the packs together in about two weeks time.
You can also include the comfort packs button in your sidebar to encourage other people to take part.