Here are a few updates on our urgent school bag project.
- Mbak Thata has made 1 bag from modification of pattern 1, she also made some other big squares which she modified from patttern 1.
- We received more squares from Arleen - Jakarta. She made 2 squares from pattern 2, and 2 big squares which she modified from pattern 1.
- We received some other donations such as 6 balls of yarns from Rika (Rp 60.000), and money to buy about 9 balls of yarns from Mas Gogon (Rp.90.000). Both Rika and Mas Gogon are Amanda's friend who wants to participate on our project but cannot do crochet or knitting. Right now Amanda also working on the 6 balls of yarn to make more squares. The rest of the yarn will be used for joining the squares. Recently our yarn coordinators using their own yarn to join the squares as their donations.
- We received 12 balls of yarn from Surabaya but the sender wants to be anonym.
- We received one roll of bag strap from Mbak Fenny. We need the bag strap to make sure the bag can carry more books and also to accelerate the finishing products . One pack of bag strap is around (Rp. 45.000)
- We received donations to buy 60 strap fasteners (Rp 60.000), we also bought 120 ring and also 60 zipper for the bag but right now we use the money from one of us. The zipper price is Rp 1.000 per piece and the for 120 ring (60 pairs) we spent Rp 60.000. If you want to donate money to pay our member's money back, we are very thankful to you.
Currently some of our members are working on more bigger squares (modification from pattern 1), but still, we are short of number. We are invite you to join us on making squares, joining the squares and make it as bag, or even make bags from the squares and we only need to add the straps. This project will be finish on the end of July 2008, so we only have a few more weeks left.
Thank you for Mbak Thata, Arleen, Rika, Mas Gogon, Amanda and Mbak Fenny with your support. Let's work together on this charity project. Let's do it with empathy not only sympathy.