January 10th, 2020 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team
We’ve all seen the updates coming out of Australia, there is no other way to describe the bushfire as anything but absolutely devastating. With so much land scorched, the bushfire has left hundreds of people homeless and hundreds of millions of animals scrambling to find shelter away from the fires. It’s heartbreaking. One image hit me especially hard - a photo of an orphaned koala joey - so I clicked on the story to read more, only to find out there is something more our community of makers can do to help.
Families across the globe are making pouches for injured and orphaned Australian wildlife. The animals that have been lucky enough to escape are often left with severe burns or orphaned, and in need of protection, warmth and comfort. That’s where these pouches become vital in assisting these animals in their recovery.
A large number of our members love to sew – we encourage you to get involved! Templates with step-by-step instructions for various sized pouches are available in Design Space® and of course, we’ve made it free for all to use. Let's show the world the power of how makers can make a difference.
Please note, experts ask that makers only use tightly woven 100% natural fabrics for the pouch liner.
You can ship completed pouches to ARCCG Newcastle, 26 Cadell Ave., Mayfield NSW, Australia 2304, or to local regional locations in the US where pouches will be collected and sent to Australia.