Saturday, April 28, 2012

A little HELP needed

As you know we have been working very closely with the March of Dimes NICU family support to give basic hygiene items to families who have been transported to O'ahu from the other Hawaiian islands in the Stranded Family Bags. It's a huge undertaking and today at our board meeting we discovered that we have some more people who really need our support too. Moms who have been transported on bed rest. Sometime this means that they went to their local doctor, were told to go to the hospital for more tests and then medi-vaced over to O'ahu without ever getting to go home. You can imagine the stress this provides, plus being away from family and close friends can make a girl very lonely in those times. SO they have asked that we put together these beside organizers for every mom on bedrest at the hospital and have some filled with just boredom busters for local O'ahu moms and others for outer island moms filled with basic hygiene stuffs. Everything you get at the hospital has a price tag on it, and often moms can't afford to allow them to give them any thing extra.
So what do I need from you? Help sewing these organizers and things to fill them. I have a very simple pattern and is done as a tutorial so that even the most inexperienced sew-er can put it together. We will be needing lots of these in the coming months, so any help is greatly appreciated. If you know of others who might be interested in sewing with a purpose, please pass it on. Remember that all donations like this are tax deductable, and since federal laws are as they are, I can't asign a value for them, so you will recieve a fill in the blank in-kind donation form. If other people help you, please let me know so that they can get the letter too. There is a list inside the pattern with care package ideas for the organizer. This is not required, but if you happen to have them is great too.
The hospital has been soo impressed with the response that the stranded family bags have gotten that they basically want to do the same thing with Moms on bed rest who get transfered over. They can't have the food stuff as the hospital will provide that for them since they will be admited, but the simple nessasary items are very welcome. We have enough soap, shampoo, and lotion for quite a while but tooth brushes and paste (travel size) are always welcome additions. Also anything to stave off boredom. Things like crafting kits, i.e. cross stitch, and plastic canvas, to books and other distractions.
Again any help is great,
Organizers can be mailed to
Danya's GIft
94-548 Palai Street
Waipahu, HI 96797
 
To get the pattern please email me at danyasgift@gmail.com
Mahalos for all your help!

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