CREATING WARMTH AND COMFORT FOR THOSE IN NEED ONE STITCH AT A TIME

Good Omen Goodeze Inc

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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 Goodies are sent to hospitals and health care centres across the ACT including The Canberra HospitalNorth Canberra HospitalUniversity of Canberra Hospital Bruce, Clare Holland HouseACT Ambulance Service, Gungahlin, Belconnen and Dickson Walk in CentresRoundabout ACT.

Our charitable work focuses on engaging the local community through meet ups, 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. This includes Canberra, Taylor, Ginninderry, Evatt, and Dickson.  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.

GOG CALENDAR OF EVENTS

GOG MEETUPS AND WORKSHOPS 2024

ANU Campus
Meetups

Join us from:

1.00 pm – 4pm in Room 3.02 (level 3) at the Marie Reay Teaching Centre at the ANU unless otherwise noted 

(see calendar and eventbrite)

Reserve a free ticket at eventbrite

Taylor, Ginninderry, and Evatt
Variegated Threads Workshops

Join us from: 

1.00pm – 3pm every Thursday at ‘The Hive’ at Margaret Hendry School, Taylor (during School term)

1.00pm – 3pm every Friday at ‘The Link’, Ginninderry (during school term)

9.30am – 11.30am every Monday at Evatt Primary School, Evatt (during school term)

Dickson
Craft and Conversation

Join us from:

10.00am – 12 midday Thursdays at the Majura Hall, Dickson

Latest News, Events and GOG Love

Feedback Friday!

Feedback Friday! It’s so lovely to be able to share some more heartwarming feedback this week from a grateful family member. This patient was gifted

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Fabric Donation

Huge thanks to Sam and Jim recently who dropped off a car full of fabric for Mission Stitchin’ to work their magic with! This wonderful

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