Bringing people together around a pot of tea isn’t revolutionary, but uniting a whole community in service through tea cozies certainly is. The Quota club of Taree, New South Wales, did just that with a recent service project that raised Aus.$3,500, all of which will be spent in the immediate district.
The Quotarians asked local businesses to decorate and donate teapot and mug cozies, which were then displayed in Taree City Center where people could vote for their favorite. These “votes” were cash donations for the best design among 70 cozies in the show. The top cozy made nearly Aus.$180 during its weeks of display.
Not satisfied with this successful fund-raiser, the ingenious Quotarians also auctioned off all the donated cozies during an afternoon tea that served as the closing celebration to their project. Here, top winners were announced and awarded tea-themed prizes donated by Ashdene China, Twinings Tea, and Dilmah Tea.