NEWS: What a success!
If you follow us on Facebook, you will have seen the result of Sunday’s Children’s Flea Market – hopefully the first of many such events… The kids are already asking when the next one will be! 🙂
The children that participated spent weeks preparing for this… carefully sorting and selecting their items, thinking about labelling and pricing… cleaning and deciding how to display them… working out their profit margins on homemade treats and making signs. Bringing all of their items on the day, setting up their tables and manning them for an entire day! They all supported each other and made sure to buy from each other… it was so nice to watch them all interacting and playing throughout the day!
And just as importantly, they spent so much time choosing presents for their “Gift of Love Boxes” – carefully wrapping and labelling them… choosing items to donate directly… and generously donating a large percentage of their earnings to the Kofinou Refugee Appeal… The collected tables donated a massive 150 euros towards buying food and treats for the families at Kofinou Refugee Camp and yesterday, the mini-MiC and Polemidia Conversation Club went together to buy an entire carboot-load of goods for the camp!
The whole experience from start to finish was such a valuable experience for the kids involved and to top it off… they thoroughly enjoyed the entire process! What could be better?
Special thanks go to everyone who came along on the day to support the market and to those who sent along/dropped off their generous donations and loving wrapped “Gift of Love Boxes”; the “To Xani Market” at The Cookery School Cyprus in Paramytha for letting us join their regular monthly market; The Refugees in Cyprus team for their support and tireless work for disadvantaged families across the island all year round; The Keramor Ltd. Team who helped deliver the many many donations the following day and most of all… to all the amazing little @childrensfleamarket participants and their families for joining us with their generosity, good spirits and enthusiasm on the day! 🙂
We’re now thinking of ways to make it even more child-led… we’re thinking Children’s Flea Market mini-admin teams in charge of different parts of the process… Let us know your thoughts at: firstname.lastname@example.org or direct message on FB to @childrensfleamarket.
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Lucky winners were: Anna S., Karen P. and Alijona B! More #WednesdayWins being announced this week! http://bit.ly/2hEniuF
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Carine and Kat x
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