GOG WORKING BEE
Our Working Bees are usually held fortnightly from 1pm – 4pm in Room 2.02 (level 2) at the Marie Reay Teaching Centre at the ANU. Please note that due to room availability 28 August and 10 September Working Bees will be held in the Bistro of the Dickson Tradies Club.
Please reserve a ticket on Eventbrite for all workshops that are held at ANU. For all other events please email your interest in attending or check out our Facebook Event. Hope to see you there!
Join up! Join up!
All GOG financial members are invited to renew our Memberships in January! Or if you’d like to support us by becoming a new member, …..why not join now? It costs just $10 per year to join GOG, or to renew your membership. GOG membership is very rewarding and you receive:
Invitation to our fortnightly Working Bees
All the yarn you need to create your beautiful GOG comfort pieces (blankets, sensory toys, ‘Gogsters’ and more!)
Invitations to special events
Our monthly newsletter, the “GOG Gazette”
The chance to connect with a kind, supportive and creative community of like minded people
And, if you’re becoming a financial member for the first time, you will also receive our welcome pack which contains a crochet hook, needles, and other useful supplies to start your GOG journey.
Everyone, from complete crochet/knitting beginners to inspiring experts, is welcome to join us!
Ready to renew (or join up for the first time)? You can do it all online, or in person if you prefer.
Please visit our Goodomen Goodeze website and follow the instructions. Here’s the link: https://goodomengoodeze.org.
Good Omen Goodeze prides itself on being a highly inclusive and supportive charity group. If you would like to join us but can’t due to financial reasons, please email us and we will work with you to find a way:
Thursdays are ‘C&C Days’!
We are now holding two workshops on Thursdays:
If you enjoy a cuppa and chat and have an hour or two free, please come along and join us at one of our sessions! Beginners to experienced ‘stitchers’ welcome!
Good Omen Goodeze (affectionately known as GOG) is a grassroots charity that started about 5 years ago to engage Canberrans of all walks of life to craft beautiful comfort items for patients, families and staff in the ACT health services. GOG’s vision is ‘providing warmth and comfort for those in need, one stitch at a time’ and our key focus is crafting items for people in ICU, aged care and end of life settings, while also reaching out into other areas of the community including children’s vaccinations, local charities, walk-in centres and the ACT Ambulance Service.
Our charitable work focuses on engaging the local community through working bees, workshops, public events and online activities with a focus on fostering positive, supportive and inclusive opportunities for people to meet, learn and share a love of crafting – all with the aim of giving back to people in need in the ACT community. We engage community groups with outreach to people from culturally diverse or socially isolated backgrounds, as well as schools, universities and through online initiatives. Much of our work supports mental health in the community, and our comfort items also facilitate health care – GOG items are recognised as supporting two ACT health care accreditation standards.
In February 2019 we successfully piloted a Knitting for Mindfulness Program within The Canberra Hospital. In September 2020 GOG applied for and won a ‘Covid19 Mental Health Innovations Grant’ which gave us the opportunity to provide a similar wellness program to the wider Canberra Community. Further information regarding our Project can be found on our website under the ‘Community Threads Project’ section.