Busy Fingers Fundraising – 07 3408 1014

Helping the Bribie Island Community

SALES

Posted on | April 23, 2019 | Comments Off on SALES

Hello
We hope all our supporters enjoyed a wonderful Easter Break with their family and friends.

We wish to thank everyone for noticing the signs on the fence about leaving donations over public holidays and/or anytime the gates are closed. This holiday produced nothing being left on the footpath which pleased not only us but also the council, as it is their land and leaving donations there is classified as dumping and fines could apply. We did not want to see this occur, so thank you to all who kept their donations until today to drop off.

Please be aware that the shop will be CLOSED ON THURSDY 25TH FOR ANZAC DAY AND ALSO ON MONDAY 6TH MAY FOR LABOUR DAY.

SALES        We currently have many items on sale for 50% off marked price, this will continue until stocks last.

50% OFF ALL  FURNITURE,   DINNER SETS,   PRINTS,   LAMPS AND SPEAKERS

FILL A BASKET OF CLOTHES FOR $5

FILL A BASKET OF BOOKS FOR $5

FILL A BASKET OF BOOKS – SECONDS (MARKED WITH A DOT) FOR $2.

These sales will continue until further notice – PLEASE CHECK THE BLACKBOARD AS YOU ENTER THE SHOP FOR ANY OTHER BARGAINS

PICK UPS AND DELIVERIES

Please be aware that we receive many calls for pick up of donations  – we arrange pick ups for the mornings as the afternoons are reserved for the delivery of purchases.

Our pick up board gets full quickly so if you require a pick up please give us as much notice as possible as we would like to fit in with your timetable as much as possible.

If you need a pick up or have any questions please call our manager Sonia on  3408 1014.

Thank You

 

 

 

 

Christmas Break & Donations

Posted on | January 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Christmas Break & Donations

Residents are mentioning that there is a mountain of donations left on the footpath outside the closed gates of the shop.

The article that is written each month in the Bribie Islander has been advertising our 2 week closure for the last 3 months, we also had notices in the shop during December. We asked people to refrain from leaving donations until we return on Monday 7th January, we also suggested they call for a pick up during the last week before Christmas if they couldn’t deliver them to us.

We try to ensure that everyone knows we are not there, so nothing is deposited outside the gate, as if it rains things are damaged and have to be taken to the Caboolture tip as businesses are not allowed to use the Ningi tip.

As we advised previously we were forced to erect a fence and close the gates overnights and weekends due to the continual acts of theft and also the dumping of rubbish.

We can no longer leave the white bins out either as we have some people who believe they are available to use as garbage bins for kitchen rubbish.

We try to ensure all the residents are aware of what we are doing, we can’t make people read newspapers or notices even when we do it repeatedly within the shop.

The shop opens on Monday 7th January at 8.30 am and the gates will be opened at 7.15, so if you have any donations please do not leave them outside the gate. Once again we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

GATES OPEN ON SUNDAY

Posted on | June 14, 2018 | Comments Off on GATES OPEN ON SUNDAY

Due to the dumping of rubbish and continual theft that was occurring we have had to lock the gates after hours.
Starting next week, we will have the gates open from 9am to 11am when one of our wonderful volunteers has offered to attend the car park, so if you have any items you wish to donate on Sunday please keep that timeframe in mind.
We have recently obtained some more clothing racks, which will allow us to display both winter and summer clothing at all times.
We also have some new shoe and handbag racks which are proving to be more economical space wise.

We have had problems with children pulling toys out of boxes and spreading them into the aisle causing trip hazards, so please mum and dad watch what your little ones are doing. We do ask that children remain with their parents at all times, because we did not want them wandering out of the store and getting lost.

AFTER EASTER SALES

Posted on | April 6, 2018 | Comments Off on AFTER EASTER SALES

The Busy Fingers Family hope you had a very Happy Easter and enjoyed time with both family and friends.
We were closed over the four days and we also closed the gates to avoid dumping and also the theft of generous donations. Please do not leave donations outside the gates when they are closed as these donations are often stolen, if we can capture licence plates numbers we will seek Police help.

The gates are always closed from 12pm Saturday until 7.30am Monday. The gates will be left open on Anzac Day as it is in the middle of the week, we do close the gates on Public Holiday weekends and Easter and our Christmas Break.

We currently have a storewide 50% sale on, as we have many boxes of clothes ready to put on the racks, we will continue to have some summer clothes on the racks this winter just in case we have a mild winter and also for the customers going to warmer places for holidays.

Shortly plastic bags will no longer be available, so please try and remember to bring a bag when shopping with us. We are in the process of arranging reusable bags that we will have available for a small fee.

Due to the Easter break we are currently approximately a week behind with our free pick up service, so if you have donations you wish us to collect please ring Sonia as soon as possible on 3408 1014.

We currently have a large collection of furniture and kitchen items, so please come and take advantage of 50% sale.

LEAD IN TO CHRISTMAS

Posted on | December 6, 2017 | Comments Off on LEAD IN TO CHRISTMAS

Busy Fingers currently has a lot of items up for sale, and the week before Christmas there will be a store wide sale, so that after our Christmas Break we will be able to re-stock with all new items.
We will be doing pickups until Tuesday 19th and then we will concentrate on deliveries, so if your require any donations to be picked up please call ASAP 3408 1014 so you don’t miss out.
The gate across the driveway will be closed at 11am on Saturday 23rd December but the shop will remain open until 12 Noon when we will close our doors and gates until Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

The gate will open as usual at 7.30 am and the shop will re-open at 8.30 as usual on the 2nd January.

At this time we wish to thank all our customers and the residents of Bribie Island for their support over the many years we have been fundraising for the island and we hope to have your continued support in the future. The committee would also like to thank our great staff and wonderful volunteers for their dedication and support over the year, we hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas and a Safe, Healthy and Happy 2018.

We wish you all the residents of our beautiful Bribie Island a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY HEALTHY AND SAFE NEW YEAR.

NEW FENCE & CHRISTMAS BREAK

Posted on | November 14, 2017 | Comments Off on NEW FENCE & CHRISTMAS BREAK

Hello All
Just updating you on what is happening at the shop over the next month. As you probably are aware, we have had to erect a fence which is now closed from 12 noon Saturday until 7.30 on Monday each weekend. We were forced to do this as we had constant issues with stealing of donated goods over the weekend period and we also had people continually dumping their rubbish here instead of going to the dump. Some people even left damaged furniture out in the open driveway and when it rained the items became so heavy, it was virtually impossible for us to take it to the dump as we couldn’t get it into the truck. All of these issues were costing us not only time but money, we cannot go to the Ningi Tip as businesses are not allowed, so our drivers had to go to Caboolture which is very time consuming. We also had to increased our big green bins from 1 to 3 resulting in extra expensive costs to us. Therefore, the decision was made to close the driveway over the weekends.

We will continue to have a free pick up service so if you have furniture or other items that you can’t bring along Monday – Friday please call us on 3408 1014 to arrange a pick up.

We will be closing over the Christmas – New Year Period. Our doors will close at 12 on Saturday 23rd December and we will re-open at 8.30 Tuesday 2nd January 2018. During this time the gates will remain locked, so if you have an items to donate please arrange to have them here, either by delivering them yourself or with our pick up service by Saturday morning 23rd December. WE SINCERELY THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION IN THIS MATTER.

Currently we are having constant sales, we have many books on the shelves $5 a bag and plenty of furniture on the floor, as these items increase we have a 50% off sale. We also have plenty of summer clothes available and we are constantly putting out Christmas Decorations. I noticed this morning that there is plenty of gym equipment available as well, so please come along and check out the bargains.

NEW SHOP

Posted on | October 27, 2016 | Comments Off on NEW SHOP

As most of you are aware the new extension is just about completed, with just a few updates to the existing building, we hope to have all completed by the end of the month., as November is the 1st anniversary of the signing of the building contract.

The shop has plenty of extra room now for displaying the furniture inside, so it has made life easier for our volunteers, as they no longer have  to move furniture in and out of the shed especially on rainy days.

For a trial period we have some  “SECONDS” bins which can be found at the end of the clothing racks.  These clothes are not damaged they just have a mark on them which can be removed by a soak and wash, all are priced at 50 cents.

Women’s clothes are on SALE at 50% off.

As we get nearer to Christmas we will advise our closure days between Christmas and New Year.  During our closure we will be resurfacing the floor of the old shop, this should be the last of the renovations/extensions.

If you haven’t visited us for awhile please come along and check out our new shop and the bargains we have to offer.

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STEALING AND DUMPING OF RUBBISH IS STILL A PROBLEM   

BUSY FINGERS IS A CHARITY WHICH SUPPORTS THE MANY ASSOCIATIONS ON THE ISLAND. 

NOT- FOR-PROFIT KINDERGARTENS, SCHOOLS, BRIBIE-MORETON HOSPICE, BRIBIE RETIREMENT VILLAGE,  SES, AMBULANCE, POLICE, VOLUNTEER MARINE RESCUE, SCOUTS, GIRL GUIDES, MEALS ON WHEELS, DIABETES SUPPORT, DRAGONS ABREAST, TOC H, SURF LIFESAVING CLUB AS WELL  MANY OTHER CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS.

SO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DUMPING THEIR RUBBISH INSTEAD OF TAKING IT TO THE DUMP AT NINGI, PLEASE JUST THINK OF YOUR COMMUNITY AND NOT YOURSELF WHEN DUMPING RUBBISH AT BUSYS.

THIEVES BEWARE WE HAVE A NEW CAMERA SYSTEM AND ALL INCIDENTS OF STEALING AFTER HOURS ARE BEING REPORTED TO THE POLICE FOR ACTION. BUSY FINGERS HAS NO OPTION BUT TO PROSECUTE IN THE FUTURE.  SO PLEASE REFRAIN FOR TAKING MUCH NEEDED FUNDS FROM YOUR ISLAND COMMUNITY AND RESIDENTS.

FOR A FEW DOLLARS YOU COULD BUY THE ITEMS YOU STEAL AND SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY INCLUDING YOUR NEIGHBOURS.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS.

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Posted on | September 22, 2016 | Comments Off on NEWS

The new shop is working well and we are starting to receive some great pre-loved items in the shop so come along and check us out.

On a sad note……… we have to upgrade our security to ensure that non-community minded residents did not endanger our efforts in supporting the Bribie Island Community. These people have already started by stealing some after hours donations and we were also broken into by 2 young teenagers, who damaged windows and also security panels. Due to these two issues we have had to resort to filing complaints with the police and we fully intend to prosecute these offenders, who are on our cameras.

Busy Fingers does like involving the police in these matters,  but we can no longer afford to have donations stolen as they have been donated in good faith.

OFFENDERS PLEASE STAY AWAY AND THINK OF YOUR COMMUNITY AND NOT JUST YOURSELF.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS  – HELPING US SUPPORT YOU.

NEW SHOP

Posted on | July 21, 2016 | Comments Off on NEW SHOP

Our new extension is now open, so we have all goods  including furniture available for sale, so come and visit our new larger premises.

The car park is still in the process of being renewed, and there will be more spaces available once completed, hopefully by the end of July..

We are once again picking up donations, so if you have items that you can’t bring down yourself,  please call Sonia the shop manager on 34081014.

Our hours are still  Monday to Friday 8.30 to 3 pm  and Saturday  8 am to 12 noon.

We sincerely thank all our volunteers and staff  for all their hard work and patience during our 8 months of construction.

Also a special thank you to all our supporters both the people who donate to the shop and our dear customers. Without all your support we would be unable to support the many associations, schools and not for profit kindergartens on our lovely island.

THANK YOU ALL

Please be aware that Monday 8th August is Ekka Day so the shop will be closed.

MICHAEL FIX CONCERT FUNDRAISER

Posted on | March 30, 2016 | Comments Off on MICHAEL FIX CONCERT FUNDRAISER

Busy Fingers wishes to sincerely thank all the sponsors of our recent fundraising event.

The concert featuring Michael Fix and supported by Sam Shepherd was a great success, the evening was most enjoyable and all those who attended agreed that Michael is a great guitarist and a very entertaining and talented performer. Sam Shepherd also  is a great guitarist who delighted us with some of his own compositions.

We also say a giant  thank you to  Phillip and Jan Williams who arranged this event and secured the sponsors.

We also sincerely thank Trevor Keys who donated his time to ensure stage lighting and effects went smoothly and Gary Parsons for securing the Recreation Hall for the concert and also agreeing to a new occupation of  auctioneer during the interval raising much needed funds for Busy Fingers.

The Island Businesses and Non for Profit groups and individuals who supported the event with monetary donations and/or vouchers for the auction and raffle  are:

Gary Parsons,  Bridgestone, RSL,  Lions,  Rotary,  Eyes on Bribie,   Sandstone Point Hotel,   Bongaree Bakery,  Bongaree Dental,  Wilkies,  Spinnaker Seafood,  Priceline Pharmacy,  Bribie Sand and Gravel,   Irelands Flooring,    Grantech,  Bobs Home Auto,  Bribie Prawn,  Bribie Upholstery, Crab Pot,  Seaclusion Café,  Sharon Bloem’s Florist,  Bribie Pool and Spa Centre,  Bribie Island Hotel,  Woorim Beach Meats,  The Coffee Club,  Savige’s Seafood,  Merlots By The Sea,  By the Sea Takeaway, Ebony’s,  Aussie Meats and Seafoods,  Slice and Dice Meats,  Mayyada Bazaar,  Café Bella,  Sylvan Beach Fish Café,  Bribie Simply Health,  Bribie Island Golf Club, Paul Whyte,  Village Deli, Britannia Antiques.

We sincerely thank these businesses who helped to raise much needs funds for the Island Community.  The auction raised over $800,  sincere thanks to those who gave vouchers for the  auction. A special thank you to Bridgestone for their generous one year labour voucher valued at $988.

We would also like to thank the donations for our raffle –  Crane Wines for the generous voucher of B&B for 2 couples value $540,  and Woolworths and Blue Pacific Hotel who donated vouchers for 2nd and 3rd prizes.

Once again we sincerely thank all these generous businesses who helped make this night a success.

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