Yearly Archives: 2007

8 10, 2007

Macquarie Bank Parcels

This year I was really touched by the interest that the big corporates took in our project. And not only did they support this with gifts but some of their people committed days of work as well. How humbling that support is. And how grateful I was for it. They worked so hard and achieved

8 10, 2007

A Stich in Time – A Year in Fact

My dear friend Winsome has done an amazing job over many months with her sewing machine. She has turned out more than 400 cloth bags, used by the children for carrying books and, well just about anything they turn their minds to actually. And she stitched up more than 150 cloth bags used as pencil

8 10, 2007

The Engine Room – My Volunteers

A week of dawn ’til dusk labour by all sorts of people see this project come together in the last week before the freight company collects the cartons. It is school holidays here so a few parents who came along to help brought their children with them. Some had sorting and packaging tasks which soon

8 10, 2007

2007 Sri Lanka Project – Amazing Giving

This year we are sending more packages to the orphanages in Sri Lanka. And this time around we received a remarkable amount of gifts and support from all sorts of folk, including large companies and institutions. At the other end of the scale individuals have been working all year on sewing and creating gifts. A

8 09, 2007

A Cobbler’s Tale

In 2004 a friend sent me some items together with an old, working transistor radio. I included this with the gifts going to the poor in Galle, Sri Lanka. The nun in charge always comes up with something creative when she gets one-off items, as it is often difficult to distinguish one poor family from

18 08, 2007

Effective Blog Promotion

Bobby at Bestest Blog of All Time did some neat work earlier in the year getting another blog of mine “off the ground” and exposed to a remarkably wide readership. Apparently more people are resorting to getting their information from blogs than traditional websites these days – which is one way of saying

18 08, 2007

Network Heaven Video

18 08, 2007

Sometimes the Poor are Our Best Example

stallholderI have been fortunate enough to be able to visit some of the places where we have donated goods. Its a useful way to be able to give feedback to the donors. And one way I can understand how best to direct our resources. On one of

14 08, 2007

Advertising Network Heaven – Spread the Word

I will work out how this should be slotted into the side bar once I get my head around WordPress a bit more. But in the meantime we have started getting some advertising about Network Heaven out on to the internet. If you have a blog or website that you are happy to link up

13 08, 2007

Case Study: As Simple as an Unwanted Camera

old-ladyLast year I was able to send my old expensive Minolta camera (purchased 1989 for about $500) with fancy zoom lens etc to Sri Lanka. The camera had not got much use however, I discovered several years ago that moisture had got into the lens (purely by

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