The Lidded Bowl and Box Project was invited to attend the CHaD Summer Block Party for kids and families currently admitted to CHaD or those returning from successful treatment there. On a warm and sunny June 19th, kids were able to choose, decorate and play with hand-turned spinning tops, thanks to contributions made by Chris Foss (16), Bruce Trull (12), Claude Dupuis (8) and anon (15). A collection of 25 or so tops were left for those kids hospitalized and unable to come down to the party. Thanks everyone, the tops were incredibly popular!
The LB&B project also donated 35 lidded bowls and lidded boxes to CHaD, in hopes that seriously ill or severely injured children could have a keepsake or memory box in which to house their personal treasures. Unfortunately, CHaD Child Life Department only choose to accept 10 boxes.
The remainder of the boxes, returned to the Guild, await distribution to other hospitals with similar pediatric Child Life support.
The first of those other pediatric units is at Elliot Hospital and the the LB&B project has donated 8 of these boxes to their Child Life Department. Children admitted there face different but no less serious obstacles than kids at CHaD. Elliot serves children diagnosed with heart disease, gastrointestinal dysfunction, disorders of bone, blood or nervous systems, diabetes, influenza and pneumonia. The Child Life specialist at Elliot plans to distribute these boxes as a pilot project to determine how many boxes they can use on an annual basis. She hopes that all the boxes will find homes between now and Christmas. So do we!
The LB&B project hopes to broaden the scope of its efforts and identify at least two other facilities that treat children with recurring or deleterious disease or injury. If you have any suggestions, send them in! Thanks!
So. Back to work, everyone, the next pick-up of bowls and boxes will be at the Annual Guild Meeting on September 15, 2018.
Merrimack High School and wood shop instructor Phil Carle will be hosting a Lidded Bowl and Box making Saturday in late September or early October. Hope to see you there!
Please be aware that there is a scammer answering these ads. Be careful!!!!
I recommend that you only take CASH or checks from people you know. Very little of the stuff that is advertised is so rare or such a great deal that someone would hire an “agent” to ship it.
If you are selling something online, as a business or through classifieds ads, you may be targeted by an overpayment scam.
The scammer will contact you, make you an offer—often quite generous—then make payment through credit card or cheque. They will be for an amount that is greater than the agreed price.
The scammer will contact you with an apology for the overpayment, offering a fake excuse. The scammer might tell you that the extra money was included to cover agent’s fees or extra shipping costs. Or they may just say they simply made a mistake when writing the cheque.
The scammer will then ask you to refund the excess amount or they will ask for you to forward the amount through to a third party. They will ask for this to through an online banking transfer, pre-loaded money card, or a wire transfer such as Western Union. You then discover that their cheque has bounced or the credit card had been a stolen or fake card.
A newer variation on this scam involves online sales, usually through classified sites, where the scammer pretends to have made a payment for a larger than agreed amount through services such as PayPal by sending a fake receipt of payment. The scammer will claim that the money is being held until you forward on the extra money.
If you send any money, you will not get it back. If you have already sent the ‘sold’ item you will lose this as well. At the very least, the scammer will have wasted your time and prevented you from accepting any legitimate offers on your sale.
I just wanted other Sellers to be careful as I see some valuable machines for sale here.