Wednesday, September 21, 2011

ABC Wednesday: J for Jute


J for jute, and gunny sacks made of jute.

I was in Ponsonby,famous for her up market eateries and restaurants. Outside a coffee bar was this stand with nicely folded coffee sacks, and an honesty box with a sign, gold coin donation to a primary school. When I saw this, I knew this is one story I want to write.

What a neat idea. The school gets some money, the coffee bar gets someone to take away his "empties" and hopefully the person who takes the sack will have good use of it.

I took a sack, it was a very good quality sack. I wanted to write about. I am still wondering what to do with the sack. Perhaps I will take it to school and get the young students to play a game and identify the alphabets.

The shop proprietor incurs some expenses as his worker has to restock the sacks and collect the money. Hopefully the worker is doing it happily for an immediate good cause for the school and a wider cause of saving the world.

Most of all, it restores my faith in man kind, if people use the honesty box, there will be some money for the primary school. A gold coin in New Zealand is either $1 or $2.


Anonymous said...

I love things made out of Jute. Jute bags are a craze with my better half as well.

Pheno, ABCW Team

mrsnesbitt said...

Hmmmmmm just fancy a coffee now!
Denise ABC Team

jabblog said...

What a good idea! i like the smell of jute.

Roger Owen Green said...

When I was a schoolboy, I loved the fact that I knew what jute was and where it was grown!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

The JR said...

Good idea. And a great way to recycle.

VioletSky said...

what a great idea! these sacks must be strong to withstand their journey, so are well worth the donation.

Kay L. Davies said...

What a super idea, Ann, and the donation to the school is wonderful. J for Jute. Good work!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Cezar and Léia said...

Great idea!
My mammy used to make art craft using jute!

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a very cool idea!!! Do you drink much coffee? They are finding it is better for your health now! Prevents so many diseases!

photowannabe said...

I love that idea. Helping out lots of people and The idea of the honesty box renews my faith in humanity.

Carver said...

Great idea and a good word for J day.

Dave said...

A nice little story Ann - Dave