Thursday, May 1, 2008

Thank You all

The wheelies fundraiser ended last night in the form of the items being sold around the grid, Id like to thank everyone for their generosity from designers to shoppers and people that spread the word.

The concert Dove organised on Monday was fantastic and if you all get a chance to stop by Wheelies you will see how incredible the place already looks.

I also wanted to thank Washu Zebrastripe from HairSpray who arranged with Polgara to donate her excess land usage tier to the Wheelies group, that was a very generous donation that will keep going. It also made me realise that during hair fair meetings last year around this time Hair Spray was setting up, so I either missed it or its coming up their One Year Anniversary, either way CONGRATULATIONS!.

We raised from our end L$81209 and thats not even including all the wonderful donations that were sent directly to Wheelies, One incredible lady donated 60K herself thank you so much for that as well as every other donation that has occurred in the past week and any that have happened in the past.

With this generosity from all Wheelies will be able to do more incredible things, so again thank you all.

xox Sasy xox


Linda Higbee Mandlebaum said...
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Linda Higbee Mandlebaum said...

On behalf of Wheelies, I cannot even begin to express our appreciation for all of your efforts on our behalf. Thanks to the generosity of the design community, we will begin to extend our services to people with disabilities around the globe.

Our first effort will be expanding our live DJ sets to include times that are convenient for those who live in Europe. This would not have been possible without your efforts.

Thanks to Sasy's comments about the Wheelies' build, the builder retextured everything and added a door with a landing deck. I redecorated with furniture that coordinates with the new look and adds lots of new, comfortable seating. You can be certain that none of your generously donated funds went for the redecorating, they will only go to pay our staff, many of whom have disabilities.

I have noticed that with the increased attention, we are getting more traffic than we have since Wheelies had to move. People are coming at all hours and gathering to meet old friends and make new friends. It is wonderful to see us getting back to providing a comfortable, attractive space to meet where people are gathering at all hours.

On a personal note, I have had a thoroughly enjoyable time visiting every designer who put an item up for sale. I bought all of the items and then some. I have found some wonderful new places to shop and made some new friends along the way.

Thank you for everything you have done. Please stop in at Wheelies to dance occasionally or frequently. Don't be surprised to find me wandering around your shops as shopping is one of my favorite things to do. Now I just have to spend time sorting inventory so I can find all of those great items!

With a grateful heart,
Polgara Paine, Director