I couldn't help but share this story because 1) Who doesn't love koalas? and 2) Who doesn't want to help a koala in need? This week an Australian wildlife organisation, called the International Fund for Animal Welfare, has put out a call for homemade mittens for koalas whose paws have been burned in the bushfires in South Australia.
Did anyone else's heart just melt?
Here's what they need:
Here's how you can help:
Sew some mittens! Lots of them! And then pop them into the mail to Australia.
The mittens are very easy to sew as their main purpose is to cover the koala's bandaged paws. They need to be made from 100% cotton fabric, so using old bed sheets, tea towels and even t-shirts is recommended. Click here for a printable PDF of the pattern.
Where should you send them?
6 Belmore Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
So it looks like my weekend is sorted. Don't worry koalas, your mittens are coming!