An innovative local idea for raising funds for the Christchurch earthquake appeal is proving, well, appealing!
Red Cherry Cafe is selling coffee sacks for $20 each and in just five days has sold 33, raising $660.
What can you do with an old coffee sack? Let us count the ways.
Coffee sacks make funky art works and wall hangings, cool coverings for pin-up boards, cushions for outdoors, floor or seats, bean bags (!), upholstery coverings for chairs, couches and foot stools, stunning lampshades, curtains, dresses, hats and aprons, stylish large and small tote bags, garden pruning and waste carryalls – and whatever else you can imagine. Plenty of people have dreamed up more ideas. Just do an internet search to be inspired.
Let us know your ideas for re-using coffee sacks in the comment section below.
Red Cherry Cafe owner Jody Joblin says she has called on other coffee roasters for their sacks to ensure she can meet demand and keep the appeal going for as long as possible.
She is also getting a sack framed by a Christchurch framing shop that has suffered earthquake damage and will be auctioning it off also to raise funds. More on that later.
Red Cherry Cafe is on the corner of SH1 and Forest Road.
To donate to the national appeal for the earthquake click here.
For an earlier story with other ways to help click here.