"Every child deserves a home." --Harry Holt

Monday, February 28, 2011

Starting Early

We are going to start a little early on gathering donations for the care center that our little girl is living in (as well as the other care centers our agency partners with). We plan to take the bulk of donations with us on our first trip (court trip) as we will not need too many things for baby girl (since we can't take custody of her on this trip...sniffle). So, we will do the next best thing and bring supplies for all of the children and nannies! I thought that if I started early enough, this invitation to donate wouldn't just be limited to those of "you" that live near me, as I will hopefully see some of my family and friends that are spread throughout in the next couple of months (still really hoping we head to court in May...please, God...if you are listening...May would be wonderful, or you know, April...but, I'm not trying to 'push' it). Am I asking you to run out and buy things off of this list? Nope...not unless you feel moved or compelled to. Chances are, you have 1 or 2 of these items that you aren't using, and in that case...you are WELCOME. I'm glad to help you clean out your drawers and closets! :)

  • Please note that medications should not be brought to as a donation. Topical ointments are okay
  • Baby Packs/Slings (for the nannies to carry the babies)
  • Clothes and shoes for children aged 5-10. Please note the clothing for infants is not needed at this time.
  • Sippy Cups with lids
  • Bottles and nipples
  • Sheets for cribs & toddler beds
  • Lotion(non floral)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toys for toddlers, preschoolers
  • Blocks for stacking
  • Stacking cups
  • Wooden Puzzles
  • Baby dolls
  • Activity quilts (with buttons/ zippers etc)
  • Plastic Feeding Spoons for toddlers
  • Fly Paper
  • Baby Powder
  • Cloth diapers
  • Plastic pants or cloth diaper covers
  • Clotrimazole ointment
  • Diaper Rash Cream (over the counter)
  • Disposable Masks
  • Flashlights with batteries
  • Baby blankets
  • Bottle/Nipple brushes
  • Thermometers
  • Mosquito nets
  • Travel Packs of baby wipes (for the nannies to take with them when they travel with the babies)
  • Anti fungal creams (over the counter)
  • Vitamins for infants/toddlers/older children
  • Educational and Instructional Items – the staff is setting up a classroom to teach children in at each care center. Education instructional items, such as the Alphabet to hang on the walls, numbers, etc…would be greatly appreciated. 

**We made $680 in T-shirt sales, btw. We still have just a couple left if you want one. Those profits will go toward making a contribution to the care centers as well! Thank you , thank you, thank you to everyone that bought and wears their shirt proudly! 


theweckerlys said...

I'm printing the list now. We are moving Elise downstairs to her new "big girl" room and will be going through a bunch of things. One question: are fly strips acceptable or what is meant by fly paper?

LBWV said...

Thanks, T. Weckerly!!!!! That is a great question. I'll ask and get back to you. Please don't mail anything--I don't want this to cost postage! We will connect via friends and family and get the stuff!


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