My Next Sister Down, Elspeth, and her DD the Youngest just spent three weeks volunteering in an orphanage in northern Thailand (she is a super nurse who did health tests on the kids etc).
She has a request.
If you have an Aldi near you and can help out, please give her a shout. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
(Elspeth is in Buderim, some of you have met her along the way!).
Subject: Socks for Thai orphanage
Hi.. just doing a quick check around the country...do you happen to have an Aldi store near you...? If so, are you able drop in and see if there are any of their grey school socks (pack of 7 for $6.99)..preferably med (size 13-3)and large(size 2-8) are the ones we need the most of..( some small will be ok too).
They have bright coloured toes and heels and are on page 6 of current catalogue...
I am trying to find 180 pairs for 90 children!!!
They are on special this week....started on Thurs..let me know if you can ...just buy them on the spot as they will disappear quickly.. I can reimburse you
and the Head Office of Mercy International is helping me too.
Caloundra only had 6 packs so I bought those and Qld Aldi is trying to get some more but are not linked to other states.
Hope you can find some or maybe you have a contact who can.. let me know if you have any success
Love Elspeth xx
PS I am not going to worry about reimbursement, it is a small contribution to helping the world be a better place.