As we begin to think about the reality of travel I have become overwhelmed at the thought of all that needs to happen between now and then. The biggest thing at the top of my to do list is orphanage donations. I thought I would hop on here and let you all know that Dustin and I would be more than happy to collect donations from anyone who has a desire to give. We plan to pack VERY lightly so that we can maximize our space for donations.
I have felt a little pressure because I know space is limited and we are so burdened for for Hope for the Hopeless (H4H) facilities. Mainly because we know there is little support for them right now. I feel conflicted about how much we ought to give to the AWAA Transition Home compared to the H4H homes. I know many other families with our agency will cover the needs of the Transition Home (TH) but I don't want to appear as though we don't appreciate the staff of our TH and all they have done for us.
Of course we also plan to bring cash and either make purchases there or hand funds over to the H4H (Hope for the Hopeless) folks for food. They are not getting any meat in their diet these days and are subsisting on 2 small meals a day. Some children have been fainting in school lately so I know money would be most appreciated.
We do, however, recognize that people without a personal relationship with Surefel and his staff may not feel as comfortable giving cash so we are providing a list of other items for those of you who have asked about donating. We will be collecting formula with DHA for the TH and medical supplies for the H4H street child intake center. Other items which would be greatly appreciated are:
Clothing for older children (ages 4 and up)
games/small toys of all kinds (jump ropes, deflated soccer balls, etc)
Children's music CD's
Books for all ages
You can email me at Jsloniger2@cox.net if you have any questions.
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