Busy Fingers Fundraising – 07 3408 1014

Helping the Bribie Island Community

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

 

Posted on | November 22, 2014 | Comments Off on

BUSY FINGERS committee, staff & volunteers are quite excited today, as we now have permission to extend the shop, giving us much more floor space to display all our furniture instead of storing it in containers. The shop will be even cooler with the installation of more extractor fans enhancing the open plan with a centrally located front door. We will have 3 change rooms making it easier to try on the clothes you wish to purchase and the electrical testing area will be facing into the shop in case anyone has questions about appliances. Les Struthers, our wonderful architect, is in the process of liaising with the engineer and arranging tenders with local builders, hopefully, we will be ready to proceed early in the New Year. Once building commences, we will be asking our loyal customers for their patience and this will be rewarded by ongoing sales throughout the construction period.

 

The shop is very busy at the present time with Christmas fast approaching, we have the Christmas decorations unpacked and ready for sale and they are selling fast. Books are still $5 a bag and over the coming 4 weeks we will have ongoing sales to thank you for your loyalty, so please come and get your bargain. Karen who usually places old and unusual items on eBay will be placing all her stock into the shop over the next few weeks so come along, you may find something you have long been searching for.

 

I have listed some of the donations we have been able to give to the island community over the last 11 months.

 

AFL Juniors                              Table Tennis Sets

Ambulance                              Fitness Equipment

BI Retirement Village             Cleaning Equipment, Medical Aids & Equipment, Monthly Entertainment Allowance & Mobile Projector.

BI State School                        Numeracy & Literacy Resource Books, Cheerleaders Fees for the Qld Finals. Hardware Account for Woodwork Project.

                                                   Polo Shirts for the many volunteers to make them more recognisable to new students.

B Beach School                       Upgrade Software Fees.

BI High School                         Touch Screen Cash Register

BIKES                                         Donation

BI Indoor Bowls Club              Club Shirts

BI Mixed Social Darts             Club Shirts

BI Kindy                                   T- shirts, Musical Instruments, 2 iPads

B. Beach Kindy                        2 Shade Umbrellas

BI Boy Scouts                           Flooring

BI Girls Guides                        5 Bunks, Curtains and Paint

BI Golf Club                             10 Sets Junior Clubs and also Training Aids

BI Police                                  Quad Bike for the National Park Emergencies.

Diabetes Support                    15 places at the Children’s Camp

SES                                           20 Lockers and a Filing Cabinet

Surf Life Saving Club               9 Digital Hand-Held Radios

Tigers Soccer Club                  Laptop

Toc H                                       Interior Painting and Hall painting, HWS & Verandah Blinds

TS Koopa                                 New Blinds

Maritime Safety Military Cadets        T-shirts and Uniforms & 2 Laser Boats.

Also, we also have a long standing commitment to the Bribie Moreton Hospice, with funding

the Palliative Care Unit and also the VMR with Fuel costs.

 

Busy Fingers Fundraisers Inc has only been able to support the Bribie Island Community over the past 23 years through the generosity and loyalty of our many residents.

 

We had a humble beginning, inaugurated on the 31st March 1981, the Busy Fingers group were literally, a group of dedicated people, mainly women using their fingers in knitting, crocheting, making jams, cakes and even plastic robots in their efforts to raise money, for the newly planned Sir Charles Adermann Nursing Home at the Church of Christ Retirement Village on Bribie Island. The name “Busy Fingers” came about due to a comment of a bystander who noted how fast the ladies were knitting.

 

We still have plenty of work to do over the next 23 years and once we have a bigger shop, we will hopefully, be able to support even more community groups on our beautiful island.

 

At this point, I would like to sincerely thank our wonderful staff and committee and also the best volunteers an association could have, without them it would be very difficult to achieve as much as we do. Lastly I would like to thank all of you for the continued support you have given us either by donating your preloved goods or by coming to purchase these goods in our shop.

 

Busy Fingers will be closing early on 24th December for 11 days and reopening on Monday 5th December. We hope you have a very safe Festive Season and the children have a great summer holiday without driving mum, dad and the grandparents mad in the process.

 

Merry Christmas and a Very Safe and Happy New Year to all.

 

Hope to see you again in 2015

 

Best wishes

Sandra

Secretary

 

VOLUNTEERS

Posted on | June 18, 2014 | Comments Off on VOLUNTEERS

Once again we are in short supply of Volunteers.  If you have any spare time on your hands and you wish to make friends while helping your Island community please contact Sonia on 3408 1014, she would really appreciate a call. We are also listed as an approved volunteer organisation with Centrelink, so if you are required to do volunteer work come along and discuss it with Sonia.

We are like a family and enjoy working together to raise funds for the benefit of the island residents, from the young (kindergartens) to the aged (Retirement Village).  ALL FUNDS REMAIN ON THE ISLAND.

We have volunteer incentives and enjoy an annual Christmas party which includes an invitation to your spouse/partner. So if you have some spare time please give us a call.

SPECIALS

$5.00  FILL A BAG OF BOOKS

TOYS 50% OFF

OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS WEATHER PERMITTING WE WILL HAVE A MARKET STALL AT END OF DRIVEWAY  – LADIES AND CHILDRENS CLOTHES FILL A BAG FOR $5

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STEALING

Posted on | April 26, 2014 | Comments Off on STEALING

We have had a lot of thefts over the last month, which is really devastating, because if these offenders steal from Busy’s they are virtually stealing from their own community. We have a beautiful community full of happy and helpful souls and it is a shame that we have a few bad apples on our beautiful island.  The committee has agreed that in future any offenders caught on camera will be reported to the police for prosecution, with no exceptions. We have increased our surveillance and security measures once again at great expense to eliminate this problem.  We regret any inconvenience to our valued and honest customers.

We been quite busy over the school holidays and Easter, we thank all our customers for their continued support which enables us to support our community. We hope all our customers enjoyed the Easter Celebrations with your families.

We still have a good supply of books and have decided to continue our sale, instead of being $5 a bag it is now $3 a bag until further notice, so if you are a reader get in quick.

Winter is fast approaching and we have now stocked the shop with winter clothing, there is still a small amount of summer clothing available and it will remain on the shelves until sold out.

 We had some water damage in the bad storm last month and we lost a lot of games, puzzles, bags and shoes which was a shame; but the good news is that the leaky roof has been sealed and we are now in the process of replenishing stock.

 Over the long weekends we have received many preloved goods, so there are many bargains in the shop at the present time so please come along and visit us.

 

 

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