Sunday, October 30, 2011

Want to help me??

When we go to Ethiopia, we will bring some big tub containers of donations for the transitional home (Hannah's Hope) that our daughter is in.  It is a fabulous place with a wonderful staff who love all of the kids there really, really well.

One reason why they are able to provide for the children's needs so well is because of the donations that families bring over when they come.

We would love for anyone to be able to be involved in helping with donations!

I would love to be able to provide  for Hannah's Hope so they can continue to do what they are doing so well...caring for these sweet children!  Here is a list that our agency sent out with "urgent needs" just last week.

1.      Diapers (all sizes)
2.      Soy-based Formula
3.      Shoes and Clothing for Older Children (new or like-new)
4.      Shampoos, Conditioners, and Lotions for Older Children
5.      10-20 three-ring binders (2-3 inch)
6.      Cold medications for older children and adults
7.      Amoxicillin for all ages (250mg or 400mg)
8.      Whole Organic Flaxseed
9.      Slash Pocket Folders 
10.  Laptops, specifically one for the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in Mekelle, Tigray
11.  2-3 Pairs of Reading Glasses from CVS (actual prescription strength not known)

Here are some things that were mentioned that are on-going needs:

1. Baby Wipes
2. Bibs
3. Hand Sanitizer
4. Kleenex
5. Infant and Children's vitamins
6. Avent Bottles
7. Desitin (diaper rash cream)
8. age appropriate development toys for infants and toddlers
9. Blow up balls/outside toys
10. Sidewalk chalk
11. Bubbles
12. Children's DVDs or CDs
13. Men's and Women's deodorant
14. Good quality electric shaver
15. rechargeable camping lanterns (for when electricity is out)
16. Twin sheets (mainly flats) in children's patterns and colors (solid or print)

If you would like to help us with any of these items, please feel free to drop them off at my house at any time!  
If we aren't here, you can leave it on the porch!   You can email me, too, and I can pick them up!  Thank you, 
Thank you, thank you!!!

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