Victorian bush-fire book donation
South Australians collecting books for victims of the Victorian bush fires

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overwhelming amount of books


Yesterday early in the morning Fred and Edwin started putting the big boxes on palletts. We already filled three pallets and have one more left for now. Late afternoon we collected most donations boxes at the businesses who are not open on Saturdays. Later this morning we make our last round and collect the remaining drop […]

books are streaming in + transport in place


Last two days have been quiet on this blog, but not in our place! Books keep on streaming in and we probably have 20 or 30 more boxes. It is hard to count all these books, but definitely there are now more than 10,000 in our staging area. Edwin and Fred now started organising the […]

staging area in our garage


The boys and girls have been working very hard yesterday and Petra and Rebecca finished the sorting this morning. Our employee, Josh Hagger, arrived this morning with his car completely loaded with books, he collected yesterday from the drop off locations in Christies Beach. These books have been processed as well. We use our garage […]

plans for next week in Victoria


You probably have the same question as we had; how are we going to distribute the books in Victoria? The idea is simple, we are completely self-sufficient, have our own tent, solar panels, food and good spirit with us. We probably can spent one day at each temporary camp where the home-less people are and […]

finished sorting Monday


We all finished sorting the books for today and nearly done all the boxes, so a little has to be done tomorrow, which Petra and Rebecca will do. This was an awsome day again, soooooooo many good quality books we have seen and many boxes with children books. Our very rough estimate is that we […]

sorting in progress now


Alex, Petra and Mark started sorting and repacking the book this afternoon. Rebecca Gould from across the road just walked in to lend them a hand, thanks for that! From left to right, Rebecca, Petra, Alex & Mark sweating away at 32 degrees outside. During lunch Edwin made a round trip to McLaren Vale visitor […]

Willunga filled half the trailer on Saturday


Yesterday, on the day the song “Age of Aquarius” came to life, we were blown away by the generosity of people in Willunga and surrounds. We got up 6am and parked the trailer in front of the Willunga Library, opposite the Green Room. We just left the back of the trailer open all day and […]

Trailer is ready!


The trailer, kindly donated by Brooks Trailers on Main South Rd in Morphett Vale, has been sleeping in the workshop of the SignBoys in McLaren Vale. This afternoon we went over to see the last bit of work done to it and the result is truely magnificent. Colin Smith and his team worked effortlessly and […]

most Drop Off Points have their boxes now


Most Drop Off Point have received their boxes with posters today. We added 5 more drop off locations to the list, thanks! We cleaned our workshop / garage and that has been converted to temporary storage for all the books. The pile is growing already, after 2 days we have around 20 boxes with donated books. A […]

Huge trailer given to us for transport to Victoria


Yesterday we discussed the horse float we were going to use and checked the weight it could carry. The float has no breaks and is therefor limited in the weight we can put in there. So the thought was sent into the universe and in the afternoon, while talking to my good friend John Weber […]