An op shop has pleaded with the community to take care when donating items to their store. In a post to the Living Rivers Uniting Church Op Shop Facebook page, clothes and other various items were left dumped all over the front of the shop in a disorderly manner. The donations include clothing, furniture, kids toys and shoes which have completely dominated the shop's front entrance. Items have been increasingly brought to the shop outside of operating hours, and this has left the charitable donations being the target of thieving. Op shops rely on donations for the needy, but when items are left on the premises outside operating hours, this can attract scavengers. Trash has also been strewn across the front of the shop, including drinking cups, pizza boxes and other rubbish which have been left aimlessly on the ground. The op shop has issued a gentle reminder to members of the community on social media. 'If you could kindly bring donations … [Read more...] about ‘It’s an absolute disgrace’: Shocking photograph reveals how donations are being made to a Queensland op shop
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Former Tesco manager Heather MacKenzie, 44, explains how the supermarket's food waste scheme helps charities like Langar Aid House feed the homeless in Coventry. She tells Maryam Qaiser how more people are in need of help. I first found out about Langar Aid when I was a customer service manager at Tesco. The supermarket run a fantastic scheme called Community Food Connection in partnership with the charity FareShare. The aim is to cut food waste by half by 2030. They donate any surplus food to charities and community groups and projects. When I first met Coventry's Langar Aid team they were feeding people on the streets and I knew I wanted to help. Unfortunately the need to help people is not going away, it has become more socially acceptable to ask for help. We have people come to Langar Aid who suffer with mental health, substance misuse, people suffering from benefit cuts and recently even a mum with her kids, everyone's situation is different. I know of a church in Coventry that … [Read more...] about After leaving my job as manager I knew I wanted to help people: My Wigan Pier
THROUGHOUT November, millions of Britons wear poppies as a mark of respect to those who died during the First World War and the conflicts that followed. But is there a correct way to wear your poppy? And how much money should you donate to the appeal? Here is everything you need to know... Which side should you wear your poppy on? The poppy has become a powerful visual symbol of the commemorations around Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday and there are various theories about the "right" way to wear a poppy. Many people say it should be worn on the left lapel, to keep it close to your heart – it also marks the symbol’s military origins, as this is the side medals are worn by the Armed forces. Another school of thought is that the poppy should be worn on the left by men and the right by women, as is traditional for a badge or brooch. The positioning of the flower’s leaf has also been debated. One theory dictates that it should be at 11 … [Read more...] about Which side should I wear my poppy on and how much should I donate?
She celebrated her 40th birthday Monday by donating $1,000 apiece to 40 charities. And then Mindy Kaling headed to a celebration with friends at an exclusive club in West Hollywood. And on Tuesday, her close friend B.J. Novak, 39, posted a photo from the party to his Instagram, showing the Mindy Project star holding her birthday cake. Fun night: On Tuesday, B.J. Novak posted this photo of his close friend Mindy Kaling with her birthday cake as she celebrated turning 40 at an exclusive club in West Hollywood Kaling gave a thumbs up to the camera, mirroring the image of herself that was on the cake. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Busy Philipps hits the gym in LA on her 40th birthday after... Cindy Crawford celebrates the late George Michael's birthday... Sarah Hyland remains in good spirits as she dances in the... Gwen Stefani gave Blake Shelton a 'handmade sign' for their... Share this article Share Novak, who is godfather to Kaling's 18-month-old … [Read more...] about Mindy Kaling gets cake decorated with her picture as she celebrates 40th birthday with close pal B.J. Novak
Julian Castro, 44, unloaded on Joe Biden, 76, about his age at the Democratic debate Thursday night, implying the former vice president was having memory problems in a not so subtle shot at concerns about Biden's advancing years. 'Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago?,' Castro snapped at him during a fierce back-and-forth on healthcare as the audience gasped at the attack line. 'Are you forgetting already what you just said two minutes ago?,' he repeated as Biden looked shocked at the punches coming his way. The image of one of the youngest candidates on the stage attacking one of the oldest comes as Biden, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, has faced increased questions about his health. Biden was the main target of the night from the start of the debate when he got into a three-way tiff with liberal rivals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders on healthcare. Julian Castro, 44, attacked Joe Biden, 76, about his age on the Democratic debate … [Read more...] about ‘Have you forgotten what you said two minutes ago?’ Julian Castro, 44, astonishes Democrats by hinting that Joe Biden, 76, is struggling with his memory as they clash on health care