Good morning! Today is the day we as a Church dedicate this month as a special collection month. This is the stuff we've collected all year! As I kept pulling it out of the storage boxes I could't believe how much clothing we've collected so far! After looking through everything I'd like to focus our giving for the month. The NICU still has quite a bit of clothing from past graduates, as well as the nurses finding it on clearance, so I think with this gift they will be set. They have asked us to focus on the stranded family bags. For those we will need lots of non perishable items:
- Chef Boyardee pasta cups
- Vienna Sausage
- Bottled Water
- Cracker packs
- Individually wrapped candies
- Individually wrapped cookies
- Tooth Paste
- Travel size Qtips
- Travel Laundry Soap
- Starbucks Via Coffee packets
- Or you could give cash via the paypal button at the side of this blog, or in person.
The other area we want to focus on is our gifts to the older keiki in the hospital. We are in need of a variety of party plates, cake size, in different characters for all ages of Keiki. Small puzzle books, or new toys they could play with in their bed. The simple travel type games, or cheep dolls (Barbie, Princess, Polly Pockets or baby style dolls) We could also use small finger nail polish, single use makeup samples or any other beauty product that would help a teen undergoing Chemo feel pretty.
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I can't wait to share the fun of collecting with all of you. I know you all have the ability to amaze not only me but the hospital ladies as well. I can't wait!