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By now everyone would be aware of the devastion caused by the floods in Queensland. In Sydney we've experienced some mild summer days which make it all the more difficult to comprehend images like the one above. But there are some great ways we can all be involved in supporting those affected as they begin cleaning up...
The Down Under Street Team have a shop on Etsy full of donated goodies, with the total purchase cost (minus Etsy & Paypal fees) being donated to the Queensland Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal. The shop can be found here.
Also, there are lots of Facebook run auctions to support, a couple of my faves are at Summerblossom and Handmade Kids. If you're in the Canberra area, you could pop into Shop Handmade as many designers (including IndigoElephant) are contributing 10% of January sales to the Relief Appeal, with the Shop matching the whatever is raised.
Bloggers are also getting on board with some great auctions going on, you can find out about them at Make It Perfect. Corrie at Retromummy is organising Quilts for Queensland. And Danielle, over at Digella Emporium is running Baked Relief to support those tireless workers in the midst of the clean up.
So there is no excuse for feeling that there is nothing we can do to help out. I'm more than happy for you to link to any other groups or activities that are happening in aid of the Relief Appeal in the comments.