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WELCOME TO KOGO 2019
 
After a wonderful summer break, we are very excited to get going in earnest for 2019. Although it is hard to think about the cold weather now, it will be here before we know it.
We had a great start to the year with the huge collection of items that were waiting in our office on our first day back.
Whilst we were only able to process half the donations, we still managed to distribute 1830 items

 

KOGO LAUNCH 2019
This year we will be having our annual kogo launch on:
 
Sunday 17th March from 10am to 12
at The King David School Hall
520 Orrong Rd
Armadale
 
For Catering purposes: Please RSVP Di to admin@kogo.org.au or phone
0409 438 603
 
Apologies to our interstate and regional knitters.
 
Our annual launch gives you, and all of us at kogo, the opportunity to get together with fellow volunteer knitters.   Our special guest speakers on the day will discuss their organisations and the impact your donations have on the recipients under their care.
 
This year we are very privileged to hear from:

  • Di Morton who is Team Leader at Housing Support Services  at Launch Housing East St Kilda which provides 6 weeks crisis accommodation for single women over the age of 18. Launch Housing assists people experiencing homelessness into safe and secure housing through specialist homelessness services. They work with the broader community to ensure everyone has access to an affordable home and the services needed to maintain housing.

 

  • Lesley Podesta who is the CEO of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation. The key objectives of the Alannah and Madeline Organisation are to care for children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence, reduce the incidence of bullying, cyber bullying and other cyber risks, and, advocate for the safety and wellbeing of children.

 

  • Jeff Croft who is National Marketing Manager of Lincraft.  For the last 6 weeks in 2018, our wonderful supporters Lincraft asked their customers for a gold coin donation towards the kogo Christmas Angel project. This resulted in raising a total of $23,000. We are delighted that Jeff will be presenting kogo with this magnificent donation at our launch.

We will also be announcing our new anti-bullying awareness project Beanies Not Meanies.  For this project we will once again partner up with Lincraft as well as the Alannah & Madeline Foundation.  Kits will be distributed at the launch to get the project underway.  
 
As in previous years, we will be selling some of our donated yarn for $1 per ball, so please bring cash and a bag!

Drop Off Changes 
New Drop off Points
We are delighted to announce that all the regional offices of Rural Health Tasmania are now kogo drop off points.
The phone number for all locations is 64521266. The locations are:
Smithton- 68 Emmet Street
Wynyard-33 Goldie Street
No.34 Aboriginal Health Service- 34 Alexandra Rd, Ulverstone
Sheffield- 1B Henry St (Monday-Thursday 9-5)
West Coast- 9 Orr St, Queenstown (Monday – Thursday) - by appointment
King Island- 32B Edward St, Currie (Monday – Thursday) - by appointment
 
No Longer drop off points
Priceline Heathmont
Bacchus Marsh - Nova Pharmacy
Cheltenham - Nova Pharmacy

Glenferrie Road Malvern Business Association Inc
Many thanks to the Glenferrie Rd Malvern Business Association for donating the proceeds (by way of gold coin donation from participants) of the 5 days of Christmas wrapping in the Malvern area. It is much appreciated - the proceeds will go towards the purchase of gifts for this year’s Christmas Angel project.
 
Dropping items off at the kogo office in Hawthorn Rd
We really appreciate it when our volunteers pop into the office on a Tuesday morning and drop off finished items or come in to pick up packets of squares for blanket assembly. However, the parking can sometimes cause problems for management.
We have received the following direction from the building manager:
If the rear KOGO car spot is taken, you will need to use the front loading bay and use a trolley to take deliveries up.
We are getting complaints from tenants about the rear car park being blocked off by people delivering for KOGO which then takes security away from the front of the building.
 
If you have any issues when dropping off or picking up to our office, please park in the street and come into the kogo office and someone will help you.

Welcome
We would like to welcome Tammy Feldman as the new co-ordinator of the Christmas Angel project. Tammy will be taking over from Miri Abramovich We would like to thank Miri for all the incredible work that she has done for kogo over the last few years and wish her well in her new job
 
Volunteer Driver wanted
Due to the ever-increasing distribution of kogo items, we are looking for an able-bodied person with a large car to help with our deliveries in the Melbourne Metropolitan area. If you are interested in helping, please email Lee to info@kogo.org.au
 
Volunteers needed to assemble blankets
We are looking for people who are happy to sew or crochet together the beautiful squares and strips that we receive and turn them into blankets. Please email Di to admin@kogo.org.au if you are interested.
 
Together with your help, we look forward to a very exciting kogo year

Warm Regards,
Ros