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Come and be part of this end-of-week Community Mission in the vast (111,358 sq ft) Crisis warehouse in Poplar.
KEY FACTS OF THIS COMMUNITY MISSION:
The Community Mission window is from 10 - 4. Just come for as much as you can, even if only to say hello during your lunch hour. Richard, the project co-ordinator, understands it's difficult for GoodGymers to give over a whole working day.
Tasks may include stock-taking, helping with redistribution.
On arrival, complete the sign-in book to your right as you arrive in the loading bay, grab a hi-vis vest, sanitise your hands and wait for Richard to allocate you a task.
Face coverings are mandatory when working inside at this task.
Please bring your own gloves, and wear plenty of layers as the warehouse gets cold.
What a turnout. What a safe, productive, industrious, dedicated, companionable turnout.
A big sized team headed to the huge warehouse in Poplar today to be allocated many types of stocktacking tasks by project co-ordinator Richard:
“A great crew of people dropping in and out today! Our task was sorting and organising with abandon.
Richard presented us with multiple crates of miscellaneous donations for logging, passing on/reusing… There was sports equipment aplenty (in the morning I think a lot of hard work was undertaken separating basketballs from footballs…), as well as bundles of craft items and lots of stationary.
Crate by crate we unpacked and reassembled in more crates: yep, crates of paints, crates of pencils... You get the picture. And we found all sorts of interesting goodies - a spikey pink ball and the coup de grace: an elf on the shelf.”
“Yep, another fun filled, busy day down at the warehouse where Richard had us stocktaking a wide array of donations (yoga mats, balls – lots, in all sizes - books by the hundreds; wool, embroidery items and knitting needles; games and jigsaws…), caging items up and, where necessary, wrapping in industrial cling film to prevent them escaping.
Provided you came wearing sufficient layers, to take account of the somewhat chilly conditions inside the warehouse today, it was another enjoyable (and, we hope, productive) day in deepest Poplar.”
What a team. A big, big thank you to everyone who took part in this fabulous Community Mission, and especially to Becky and Nick for writing the report and taking pics, and to Charlotte and Jacqui for their pics too.
We've been asked to lend a hand this weekend. GoodGymers are needed to help with the huge operation of dismantling the warehouse after the Christmas activity. Richard, the Crisis project co-ordinator will be heading up the activity, with Area Activator Laura popping by to check in.
Activity will involve:
- Redistribution of products and furniture
- (Richard has specificially said there will be no cleaning!)
You don't need to commit to the entire six hours - we understand it's a long time. Just come for as much as you can.
Health and safety
Safety has been carefully considered when allocating these 20 places. Variety of activity combined with the large area of this former bus depot means that distancing will be easy to adhere to.
On arrival, sign in on the book to your right as you arrive in the loading bay.
Grab a hi-vis vest.
Sanitise your hands.
Richard will allocate you a task.
Face coverings are mandatory when working inside at this task. Please ask Richard for a face covering if you don't have your own on arrival.