2020 Packing Weekend
Our Packing Weekend is just around the corner! Here's what you need to know.
This year we will using the Chandler Arena as our packing venue.
The Chandler Arena is located at the Sleeman Sports Complex, Chandler (view Google Maps).
Either follow the BBB Packing signs or proceed to P2 parking.
WEEKEND ITINERARY - Draft
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11
Corporate Packing Day (8am - 5pm)
Basket Buddies drop-offs (9am - 4pm)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12
Basket Buddies drop-offs (9am - 5pm)
Finalise Gift wrapping then pack Gift Boxes
Sorting and packing Food Baskets
Some deliveries to outer suburbs
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13
Deliveries to recipients (10am to 4pm)
Sleeman Sports Complex Map
PARKING & DELIVERIES
Parking for the Packing Weekend will be in P2. Please follow the signs to P2 or the BBB signs. There will be a lot of traffic and vehicles as the Qld State Swimming Championships are being held at the Brisbane Swimming Centre. They will be using P3 for this event. (view map above).
If you are just dropping off Basket Buddies bags or other donations then please proceed to carpark P2 and the Chandler Arena BUT don't enter P2 but drive slowly past and you will see signs for Basket Buddies drop offs on the right hand side of the road. Witches hats will be blocking off the right lane to allow for this.
Deliveries to recipients will begin on Sunday early as it is planned to have all the Basket prepared and finalised on the Saturday. You will need to register for deliveries (when registrations open) and select a time slot for picking them up. You will need to allow around 2hrs for deliveries after pick up, so please schedule your time accordingly. More information will be provided when you register.
WHAT TO BRING
Please bring the following items with you on Packing Weekend:
Bottle of water
Wrapped Christmas gifts to donate (new gifts only please, we cannot re-gift second hand items). Please label your gift with the age range and gender it is intended for.
Scissors, sticky-tape, ribbon and Christmas labels if you will be wrapping gifts. We have plenty of wrapping paper for you to use!
Wear comfortable shoes and clothing (sitting on the ground may be required to wrap gifts)
FACILITIES ON THE DAY - PLEASE BRING $$$
There will be food and drinks available near by at the Queensland State Swimming Championships. BBB will also provide some Christmas treats throughout the weekend!!
Young children can visit "Andy's Corner," where we will have some colouring-in sheets for them to help "decorate" our delivery boxes. Please note that children must be supervised by an adult at all times on Packing Weekend.
Some seating will be available for those who need it.
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We look forward to seeing you on Packing Weekend, however, YOU MUST REGISTER!