The Final Countdown to the 2015 Spread the Love Online Auction

The Small Things’ Spread the Love online auction is only
five days away and with donations and support coming from across the globe, it’s
shaping up to be a truly wonderful event.

For those of you who don’t know, the Spread the Love auction will be raising money for the purchase of
furniture and other essential items for the Happy Family Children’s Village
(see TST’s last
blog entry
for an update on the remarkable progress of this project).  The Pilot House children are moving in soon,
but we need to ensure that the houses are properly outfitted with sturdy
furniture, mosquito nets, kitchen equipment, toys and other necessities.   
We have had so many amazing donations from some very, very
generous individuals and businesses from all over the world, and the auction
website is looking pretty impressive – check it out at Tell
your friends about this great opportunity to simultaneously help out some
beautiful children and possibly snap up the bargain of a lifetime – jewellery,
gift certificates, holidays – all of these items and much more are up for
Auction items (clockwise from top left): Fair trade Kilimanjaro & Chagga coffee basket; custom-made African beaded necklace; Mary Kay skincare set; gift certificate for J. P. Licks
Additionally, the ‘Fund-a-Need’ section of the auction
allows visitors to the website the option of purchasing an item that will go
directly to the Happy Family Children’s Village.  Here we’re showcasing some lovely hardwood
furniture (specially built to withstand generations of children’s antics), as
well as non-furniture necessities such as a mama’s salary for a year and water
tanks (multiples of both on offer). 
Fund-a-Need items (clockwise from top left): mama’s salary for a year; kids’ bunk bed; field trip; water tank

As a final note, if you or someone you know would like to donate an item to
the auction, it may not be too late! 
Please get in touch with us at [email protected] – we’d
love to hear from you!

Remember, the auction is launched next week and will run
from the 15th of April for just over two weeks, so don’t forget to get your
final bids in on the 1st of May.
As always, thank you for your support and compassion.  The lives of many deserving kids are greatly
improved by your generosity.  
Five days to go… Tick, tick, tick…