Time to declutter! Our FIFTH year of operations at the Assisi Hospice Charity Fun Day begins now!

We were just notified – the Assisi Hospice Charity Fun Day will be held on Sunday, 17th June 2012 at St. Joseph’s International this year!

Just before the fire sale!

A group of friends – “Adrian & Kakis” set up a stall at the Assisi Hospice Charity Fun Day every year. We submitted our stall application once again to run a second hand store featuring clothes, shoes, handbags, electronics and other assorted items. It’s a bunch of friends, initiated and led by our resident Catholic, Adrian Loo.

If you have items lying around the house in good condition and not being used, its time to declutter! Give these to us, breathe from the freedom in a good cause and we will sell it all off for this worthy charity.

Please fill in the form here: http://tinyurl.com/ak-assis2012help and we will arrange for a day for you to deliver the items or for us to collect. If you can help us out that day, please let us know using the form too, thanks!

Our stall name is “Zendogs” reflecting the Mokton declaration:
“He knows not where he’s going, for the ocean will decide,
It’s not the destination, it’s the glory of the ride”

I will go shopping too!

And sure enough, a mechanism evolved to ensure we can cope with the project, enjoy fellowship in the process and are not exhausted each year so we are energised to reattempt this again – this will be our fifth year! As a result, some have already been squirreling away and I have been recruiting kakis since last year to help out!This approach, our motivations and method and star sellers were chronicled in a blog post here last year.

Motivation to help the hospice is easy as “staff and volunteers of Assisi Hospice have been helping people in Singapore facing death to live life with dignity and to the fullest, for over 20 years” [see this link].

Adrian’s room in Bishan (and his parent’s place at Thomson) becomes available for storage for saleable goods from Mid-Apr. We begin inviting friends to declutter with this post. Many have sent us really good items to sell off at the charity fair after digging through their cupboards at home and asking other friends at work.

  • Mid-Apr – Collection Phase I (getting to know you; crew does potluck)
  • Mid-May – Collection Phase II (sense of urgency; Adrian bakes)
  • Fri 08 Jun 2012 – Collection Phase III (last burst; people deliver to the stockile in Bishan)
  • Sat 16 Jun 2012 – Goods dump at Assisi (4-6pm)
  • Sun 17 Jun 2012 – Assisi Charity Fun Day (8am – 5pm; fire sale from 12pm)

The event day is hot, sweaty and joyous! Everyone is smiling and happy to be there. The nuns tell us at the end, “The success of this event is because of your warm presence, joy and great generosity and love for the needy and terminally ill patients in Assisi.”

Such a wonderful occasion. So we will be there for sure!

Adrian Loo’s sis, Nat, buying from her own stall in , what we call a ‘sucker buy’!


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