Thursday, August 18, 2011 by socms_admin
Since the very first show, Hobby-X has supported various charities through the exhibition. At the Midrand show taking place from 1 – 4 September at Gallagher Estate, Hobby-X will be partnering with Melanie Brummer of SlipStream Dye and Prints, on a drive to collect 10 000 Rainbow T-shirts for children’s charities in Gauteng.
“While it can be a challenge for one person or organisation to make a big difference within many charities, it is fairly easy to get many individuals to do one small thing for a single needy child. With this in mind we have created a drive to collect 10 000 T-shirts for 10 000 disadvantaged children using this simple principle.”
We’re very excited that Hobby-X is able to contribute to this charity drive. During the show, Melanie and her team will be showing you how to dye two T-shirts – one for yourself and one to donate to a needy child.
You arrive with two 100% cotton T-shirts in white. One should be in your size and the other (preferably a long sleeved T-shirt) should be in a child’s size. You’ll be shown how to transform the plain white T-shirts into a rainbow of colour. When you leave, you will take home your T-shirt as a keepsake and leave behind the child’s T-shirt which and we’ll donate to a needy child in an NGO.
The children will not only receive precious gifts with practical value, but they’ll also know that they’ve been made by hand with love especially for them. A unique gift for a unique child, in bright happy colours, that will bring joy to their lives.
It’s not only the children in the NGOs that benefit. Participants have heaps of fun and go home with a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that they’ve made a big difference in the life of a needy child.
Join us at Hobby-X Midrand where we’ll be doing our bit to brighten up a child’s life!