As some readers will know, I love, love, love the twice-yearly fundraising bazaar run by the Salvation Army, Taipei. What’s so good about it? Well, it’s kind of the next best thing to an op-shop in Taipei. Which is not surprising, given the best op-shops — aka thrift shops — are run by the Salvation Army. So they know how to run a good rummage sale.
If you are looking for some presents for Christmas, I guarantee you will find something at the Bazaar. In addition to pre-loved goods, they also have a selection of handmade things. I am really taken by the handmade soaps, made with all natural ingredients and essential oils. Then there is the skin-soothing lotion that we use on baby if he has been bitten by mosquitos. And Mr Taiwanxifu has been helping to make something that feels soooooo good — a back thumper for getting at those hard-to-reach stressed back and shoulder muscles. (Matter of fact, I think I need one now!)
If you are decluttering, the Salvation Army is grateful for donations of pre-loved stuff you would like to gift. And I would like thank the many friends who have already donated generously. Giving is part of the Christmas spirit; and it feels great to know that the stuff you don’t need will be put to good use.
The details of the Christmas Bazaar are as follows:
Date: 14 December 2013
Time: 9.00am to 2.30pm
Location: Salvation Army Central Corps: No 1, Lane 208, Siwei Road, Da’an District (大安區四維路208巷1號) [Note: the church is a small building in a side street not far from Dunhua South Road.]
Items for sale: clothing, jewelry, kitchen ware, books and unexpected treasures.
For further details, or to discuss any items to donate, contact Major Rebecca Hsu on (02) 2705-8150 , or mobile 0936-865560 , or email Rebecca_Hsu@taw.salvationarmy.org
See you there!