Busy Fingers Fundraising – 07 3408 1014

Helping the Bribie Island Community

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.

WEDDING DRESSES & CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

Posted on | November 8, 2015 | Comments Off on WEDDING DRESSES & CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

At the moment Busy Fingers has quite a range of beautiful wedding dresses for sale, (different sizes), if you are interested in a great bargain and are in the market for a wedding dress be quick as these usually do not last long in the shop.

We have a wide range of summer clothing available and some lovely children’s clothes, we have also received many donations of toys and books that are also available now.

This year’s raffle has some great prizes    –         1st Prize is a $200 Woolworths gift card,

2nd   –  A Infrared Grill and $50 Gift Card         3rd  –  Crystal 5 piece Vanity set and $25 Gift card       4th –  Candle and Scent Basket

TICKETS         $1.00   or     6 for $5.00                        DRAWN    Friday 18th December     GOOD LUCK

CONSTRUCTION      Our regulars would already know that work has commenced on the extension of the building, it was quite noisy when the concrete had to be removed from the back of the building, but the fill has been packed down and hopefully we will see the pouring of the concrete shortly. The extension should be completed in approximately 5 months when we will have a bigger and more open shop for you to enjoy. The car park is currently reduced and we regret any inconvenience during this time, as the building is near completion the car park will be extended to 29 car parks.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR DONATORS AND SUPPORTERS  without your help, we could not support the many associations on the island.  These include The Bribie Island Retirement Village (many medical accessories), SES, VMR, the schools and not-for-profit kindergartens, Boy scouts, Girl Guides, Bongaree Bowls Club, Indoor Bowls Club, Police, Ambulance, Warrigals Juniors and many more.

 

 

 

FOR SALE

Posted on | July 31, 2015 | Comments Off on FOR SALE

Due to the extensions which will be commencing in a couple of weeks, we have to remove several items.

The Awning behind the building which is approximately 7m x 7m is available for sale  – please call the shop on 34081014

Once building commences after hours donations will be able to be left inside the larger awning on the left side of the drive way, we are currently making it more weatherproof for the few months it will be needed.

Clothing and soft items can still be placed in the white bins at the front.

We also will be arranging for more pickups to be done if you can’t get the items to us yourself please call the shop on  3408 1014.

Sonia our manager is changing the shop around allowing for more furniture to be placed inside as storage outside is very very limited.  If we get too much stock and we cannot store it in the sheds we have hired we will continue to have half priced sales.

Currently we have 50% off watches and prints.

 

SALES

Posted on | March 2, 2015 | Comments Off on SALES

With the upcoming construction of the extension to the building, we will be having many sales over the next month to rotate stock and be able to make available stock in storage. There will be notices at the shop front advising the sales of the day, so please come and check out the bargains.

During construction the end of the current building will have to be closed off, so furniture usually displayed out back will be available in the POD’s at the front of the building, we are sorry for any inconvenience caused. The car park will also be short a couple of car parking spots, so you may have to park  in the car park next door between the Kindy and the shop, there are 9 spots available there.

After hours donations will also be affected, please use the white bins as much as possible and shortly we will announce where larger items will have to be placed.  IF POSSIBLE please try and arrange to drop off larger items during opening hours or ring Sonia 3408 1014 to arrange for a free pick up.

We certainly hope the construction period will be as short as possible and that we will soon have a larger shop and a bigger car park.

We thank all our customers and neighbours for their patience over this period. We will announce the date of the commencement of construction as soon as it is finalised.

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Posted on | December 18, 2014 | Comments Off on MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Just a reminder that the shop will be closing midday 24th December and reopening on Monday 5th January 2015.

Last month I listed some of the many items we have been able to donate to the many worthy associations on the island thanks to the generosity of the island residents for which we say THANK YOU.

Recently we have also been able to donate a new electronic sign for the BI Primary School ,  renovate the bathrooms for the Girl Guides and also purchase much needed equipment to our friends at SES.

The Volunteers and Staff have worked so hard to achieve these goals and we are so happy we are able to do this.

In the New Year please come and check out the many sales we anticipate having,  once we have a construction commencement date.  Many bargains will be available.

Thank You once again.

Have a Joyous Festive Season with your family and Friends.  Keep Safe.

Sandra

Secretary

 

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