Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Donations for Ethiopia

For a couple of weeks there I was consumed with nothing else besides the flood: helping my aunt, helping neighbors, cleaning up our own yard, baking cookies for those waiting in line at the FEMA headquarters here in town (that was my favorite thing to do!).

Now life is getting a little more back to "normal" (whatever that is), and I am once again scurrying around trying to get ready for our trip to Ethiopia. We are still hoping that we will travel in early to mid-June. That is soon! I've made list upon list, and I've done a lot of shopping and planning.

We would like to fill ALL the extra space in our luggage with donations to give to the transition home (the orphanage run by our adoption agency where Benjamin has been since December), to other orphanages, and to street children. We would welcome donations of any of the following things, and we will make sure that they get into the right hands while we are there.

Here is a list of what we would like to take:
  • Food to hand out to street kids (granola bars, pre-packaged packs of trail mix, protein bars, etc.)
  • Over-the-counter medicines for kids:
  • - Cough medicine
  • - Vitamins - liquid and chewable
  • - Tylenol - children's and infants'
  • - Benadryl
  • Latex gloves
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Toddler shoes and socks
  • Diapers
For those of you who are local and would like to send some things with us, just email me at family @ duboisadoption . com and we can work out a time for me to pick your donation up. Thank you!

1 comment:

Summer and Stuart said...

You're such an incredible person! What a great idea! We would love to send some items with you guys.. we'll set something to get the stuff to you maybe next week? We're in Old Hickory but I work in Belle Meade.
Congrats, btw, on receiving your travel call!!! That is wonderful and my heart is overjoyed for your family! :)