The Hughenden Valley Bag Project

20200417_232533_0000My name is Emilie Kraft and I am one of the volunteers at the Hughenden Valley Community Shop. The village shop, as you know are working hard to supply the community. I have been hand decorating the bags we send out in order to give people a bit to smile about in these strange times.

I am now asking people to decorate the other side of these bags and hand them back in to our collection point. They can be decorated with anything to documents peoples experience of this new normal…
– painting
– drawing
– photographs
– poetry
– journal entries
– math homework
– shopping lists
– little doodles

I hope to create a form of archive of our community at this time.  Please help me to spread the word and encourage our community to unite through our paper bags!

As someone who has grown up in the same house in the village and then moved to London for my studies, returning in this troubling time has been eye opening. Taking orders at the shop from residents I hadn’t met before and hearing about how they are coping has been inspirational. People in this community are so giving and I think it is something that ought to be documented.

I hope you are well and safe,
Thank you very much,
Emilie Kraft
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