Last year Mike’s window in Melbourne, Australia displayed 200 handmade softies that were donated to The Mirabel Foundation which supports the children of families affected by substance abuse. This year Softies for Mirabel would like to ask you for a softie contribution. Read on for more info and check out the Flickr group. From Meet Me at Mikes:
This year, we’re getting started early. We’d love you to make softie – and thank you very much if you contributed last time! – and send it to Mikes. If you’re not sure what a softie is – it’s a contemporary term for a soft toy – and can be sewn, knitted or crocheted! The softies will be displayed in our window from June 1st to September 1st. A selection of Softies will be auctioned online from July 27th. The remaining softies will be donated to The Mirabel Foundation’s Christmas Appeal and will go to some extra good kids! All funds raised from the auction (except listing fees and postage) will be donated to Mirabel.