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Offline mountainboy

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Community project -proposal
« on: June 11, 2007, 10:59:32 am »
I love this new part of the forum -I thinks its a brilliant idea

So if I could kick it off with something small but absolutley critical:

It seems that charities in general seem to have a universal problem wrt donations:

There's a chronic shortage of MEN'S clothing that can be given to the poor and destitute. Either men are just lazy in sorting out their old clothes and donate them or perhaps woman simply shop way too much  ;D. I'm going for the second reason (makes me feel better  ;))

So the proposal is as follows:

Wild dogs in the Cape area could get together fully loaded like going away on a weekend retreat but instead ur bags will be filled with donations.The big appeal I came hear off was from Tulbach,one of my favourite weekend retreats and day trip destinations.
So we'll leave on a Sat or Sun,taking  a scenic dirt route,end off in Tulbach,get to know the charity and it's work and head home to be back the afternoon.

We still have a good daytrip which will have a huge impact on the community of Tulbach.

I'll start a drive a work for other men to donate.

If there is enough support (and I really hope the men will come thru here),I could post this in the Planning section.

Of course woman are most welcome to partake as well. I know this will be well supported by Extreme Velcro (pls raid Mark's goodies while his not here  ;). )

And I just spent the past weekend in Tulbach -it's bliksem cold out there. I don't think we really know just how lucky we are

Com'on guys,lets make another kennel a little warmer.....
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Re: Community project -proposal
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2007, 12:29:25 pm »
I'm in - no prob.  i can get clothes from brother and father and others.....tell me when and where I need to drop it off !
 

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Re: Community project -proposal
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2007, 12:52:58 pm »
I'm in - no prob.  i can get clothes from brother and father and others.....tell me when and where I need to drop it off !

Thanks EV -but rumour has it that you a new bike now -so you really shld be joining us on this trip. If not,we'll make a  ;)plan
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Re: Community project -proposal
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2007, 01:39:18 pm »
Nearly nearly - the money is nearly there and the bike is ordered.

But either way, I don't think Iwould be quite ready yet to embark on a trip of that size - I'd still hold you up a bit. 
 

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Re: Community project -proposal
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2007, 07:48:20 pm »
Well done guys.  I like.   :hello2: :hello2: :hello2: :hello2:

I'm doing a big cleanup this weekend.  Let me know if there is a way I can get stuff to you for distribution - I can get it to our distribution centre in Cape Town.  Is there anyone else that wants to club in in Gauteng?
 

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Re: Community project -proposal
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2007, 08:31:17 pm »

But either way, I don't think Iwould be quite ready yet to embark on a trip of that size - I'd still hold you up a bit. 

No excuse.....if I can, and if the DR is road legal, then I will go with the DR to keep you
company at the back  :D
 

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Re: Community project -proposal
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2007, 08:39:52 pm »
I can't take along mens clothes, coz I don't have any, but if it's the cold
you are talking about, that means women and children suffer too, so how
about blankets as well?
 

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Re: Community project -proposal
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2007, 11:38:44 am »
I can't take along mens clothes, coz I don't have any, but if it's the cold
you are talking about, that means women and children suffer too, so how
about blankets as well?

I'm sure any donations will do,thanks Mango.

The call is for men's clothing tho - got that from 2 diff organisations in the last week. But really,anything will do
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Re: Community project -proposal
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2007, 07:21:00 pm »
Well done guys.  I like.   :hello2: :hello2: :hello2: :hello2:

I'm doing a big cleanup this weekend.  Let me know if there is a way I can get stuff to you for distribution - I can get it to our distribution centre in Cape Town.  Is there anyone else that wants to club in in Gauteng?

how about organising something similar in gauteng? i'm not in touch with charities, will do some research if nobody comes up with something very soon ;)
 

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Re: Community project -proposal
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2007, 09:50:05 am »
Well done guys.  I like.   :hello2: :hello2: :hello2: :hello2:

I'm doing a big cleanup this weekend.  Let me know if there is a way I can get stuff to you for distribution - I can get it to our distribution centre in Cape Town.  Is there anyone else that wants to club in in Gauteng?

how about organising something similar in gauteng? i'm not in touch with charities, will do some research if nobody comes up with something very soon ;)


Sounds like a good plan. Lets hope this takes off

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Re: Community project -proposal
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2007, 11:47:56 am »
We'll make it happen don't worry.
 

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Re: Community project -proposal
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2007, 12:46:24 pm »
An excellent chance for KTM and BMW SA to provide you with tons of clothing so that the people you are donating them to will, in essense, be walking adverts.

Like the full KTM orange MX outfit...or the red, white and blue BMW off road shirt and pants...ah I see a new avenue of free advertising opening up for SA companies here. ;D
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Re: Community project -proposal
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2007, 12:57:10 pm »
Sounds like a good idea, I have some stuff packed away in a suitcase that needs new owners.

I think why mens clothing is that women can wear mens clothing, but generally the other way round is not accepted ...
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