AAC want to highlight the wonderful contributions of Annie in Paraburdoo.
Our Paraburdoo Activity Supervisor Renee sat down with Annie this week to discuss her contributions to AAC and the community as a whole.
Even though Annie is still very new to Paraburdoo, having moved there just two months ago, she is already contributing so much to the community.
Annie’s background includes many community projects. When living in the city, she was a part of Wombat Crafts where she was involved in boomerang bags, pouches and mittens for bushfire affected native animals. Annie has also really enjoyed being involved with Tiny Sparks WA where she made outfits for premature babies. Among her countless projects she has kindly made ladies sanitary packs which are sent all over the world with Days for Girls International.
Now that Annie is located in Paraburdoo, she spends every Thursday and Friday at AAC on the sewing machines making incredible creations. One thing we love about Annie is that she always has a smile on her face. She loves sewing, crocheting and knitting and always makes an effort to share her knowledge with people she meets.
So, what does the future hold for Annie?
Currently, Annie is running Boomerang Bags at Karingal Neighbourhood Centre on Tuesdays. She brings her bubbly personality to AAC’s Containers for Change, and will serve you with a glow in her eyes. Annie is helping to make bean bags for Tom Price’s NAIDOC Sundowner event. We have just ordered beautiful Aboriginal prints that will soon be seen on the Village Green in Tom Price when we have our event on 5 November. If you would like to be part of this creative team, let us know, so you can join in the fun.
Please say hi to Annie when you see her at the Christmas Markets selling some gorgeous items, and buy some unique masterpieces from her.
When we asked Annie about the significance of her upcoming projects she saids that “the benefits of these projects is the mindfulness created, the friendships that are made, and the donations that go on to support the community.”
We are incredibly luck to have Annie’s and the contribution she makes to AAC and the community as a whole.