Sunday, February 24, 2013

BMETS Garage Sale Saturday 9th March

Collecting now - your unwanted treasures for us to turn them into scholarships for women in Timor to go to Uni – last year 15 women graduated thanks to the funds raised at our Blue Mountains Garage Sales and the generosity of the Blue Mountains community.
Saturday March 9th 8A Russell Rd, Leura 9am to 3.00
Our wish list
·         Your treasures dropped 8A Russell Rd at before Friday 8th
·         Helpers to sort on Friday 8Ath from 10am
·         Buyers on March 9th
These Garage Sales are legendary – the greatest range of books, clothes, household stuff, furniture, kitsch & jewellery – it is amazing what people give us than they don’t want but know someone else will consider a special & wonderful find.
More info on our successes
Sunset near Dili in Timor Leste

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Garage Sales and Other Plans

BMETS recently got together to review last year's activites and plan for the coming year. Planning can be a little dry but with the Sisters around the table there is much merriment and laughter all round.
"It was great to have an opportunity to reflect on the big picture." said Mary Waterford, "So often we are caught up in getting the details right that we forget about the achievements. Planning provides an opportunity to take a moment to reflect and celebrate what wer have achieved in the year. For instance during 2011 - 2012 BMETS raised about $65,000.  In addition to this we raised nearly $100,000 as partners to the Trek For Timor. That's a lot of garage sales, book sales, events, etc. This money can achieve a lot in Timor."
Currently BMETS is planning the next garage sale. It will be held Saturday 9thMarch at 8a Russell Rd, Leura from 9 – 3 .  We are still seeking good quality donations. Donations can be left at this address over the next two weeks.
The Sisters are not getting any younger. At the end of the sale, we also have space for helpful volunteers who can help sort and pack up from 1.30pm onwards. All help appreciated. 
East Timor's children ... This is what it's all about!
For more info call Suzie 0415 689 935. Cancelled if wet.