Unge Spor (Young Tracks) – is a voluntary organization who works with kids, youth and young adults, to spread the joy of performing arts.
As part of their organization, they have a group of regular members (age 14-25) who are the backbone of the organization. This group of “kids” gets to participate from A to Z on Unge Spor’s projects. This includes organizational work, music, dance, drama, scenography and more. The “kids” gain indispensable knowledge, and at the end of the projects they put on exceptional shows and performances.
You might say that “Unge Spor” (Young tracks), has established themselves as an important cultural force in my region.
Since they are a voluntary organization, they don’t get much support from the state/region. Which means, they rely on sponsorship’s, donations, and other gifts.
A few weeks back, they posted a request for an old used iPad, in one of the buy/sell Facebook groups I follow.
As both B and I had a couple of older iPads, that we no longer used, we decided we could help them out.
I called the groups leader, and, oh boy was he happy.
He popped by a little while later, and not only did he leave with 2 iPads, but he “ran” out of here with a couple of extra bags.
Turns out they could do with some extra props for their theater shows, and I just happened to have a couple of suitable items they could use as props + I had one more item!
A little backstory:
I used to be an avid “Nescafe cafe au Chocolat” drinker. They sell them in boxes with 8 pouches of instant mix – just add water.
Well, since these are ridiculously expensive, I would always get a bunch (and I mean a bunch) when they had exceptional good deals (like 50% off or more). So last summer, such a deal just happened to be in my neighborhood store, and I shopped, and shopped 😉
Fast forward a few weeks after my mad shopping spree, I changed my diet (health reasons) and stopping with gluten and milk protein products all together. And guess what! Yep, there’s a lot of milk in my beloved “au chocolat” 😦
The boxes of coffee have been sitting around ever since. I’ve been holding on to them in hope of finding someone who would drink the stuff (as opposed to me throwing it away),
And you know what, a group working with a bunch, as in a big bunch of kids… yeah!
“Absolutely, we can take these of you hands”
So off he went, with iPads, props and a bunch of coffee 😉
37 boxes of Cafe au Chocolate
2 pillow cases
2 bamboo plates
1 decorative plate
1 iPad mini (yes only mine.. can’t count B’s iPad stuff)
1 iPad mini charger
1 iPad mini back cover
1 iPad mini front cover
1 regular sized iPad protective cover
50 items out-the-door!
7 day tally = 418
And my grand total for 2017 = 1449