If you’d like to help, I’ve posted the wish list of needed items below. All items should be new.
My thought was that many of us have these things around our house and could part with one or another to make life easier for children in a third-world orphanage.
If you are able to donate anything, please comment, call, or e-mail me! Donations are needed by Sunday, February 3!
Acres of Hope Orphanage
Pedialite packets (little individual serving pouches you add to water)
We need a LOT of these to help battle dehydration caused by malaria and diarrhea.
Pierced earrings for girls
not dangling type
Light weight baby carrier
stages 1 to 3
2 or more collapsible infant seats
Infant and children's clothes, size preemie to 12.
Boy and girl items needed. Sundresses preferred for girls, shorts and T's for boys (plus socks and underwear for both)
Shoes in all sizes
All items needed for size 2 and under
(in special need of socks now due to the rainy season.)
Things we can always use:
Regular baby bottles
(not the kind you put the plastic liner in)
(large & small)
Infant and children's vitamins
Misc. over the counter medicines and ointments
(Tylenol, liquid and tablets, Motrin, Naproxen, Benadryl, anti fungal oint, antibiotic oint, anti itch cream, etc.)
Sandals and other footwear
sizes newborn to 3 adult
Hair accessories/earrings for the girls
Things we do not need:
During Rainy Season Needs: May-Oct.
Rainy season makes it so we need about twice as many diapers and sheets as usual. Also, the clothes and the diapers do suffer a lot of wear and tear with the constant hand washing. A lot of the diapers are falling apart. And the big kids especially go through their clothes very fast (since there are so many kids there).
Guest House Needs:
(for lighting gas stove)
Heavy Duty hand can opener
Rice cooker 15-20 cup
10 flat mattress bed covers
plastic (not fitted) Twin, Double, Queen, and King
5 Queen Size sheet sets
Drawing paper for kids
DVD’s children and adult (Christian)
Christian CD’s - various music
Chocolate chips (regular & white)
8-10 Plastic-glass looking glasses
10 person plastic plate (large & small size) like Corning wear
Tupperware with lids of all sizes (gently used in great condition is ok)
Coffee - any kind (medium blend)
Coffee – Various kinds (French vanilla)(Lynda loves Millstone Kalua-Vanilla Crème from Safeway.)
Crystal Light – various flavors
Dry Sauce mixes (mushroom, veggie, onion, chicken, beef, etc. any)
20-30 plastic or wire coated hangers
No stick metal baking dishes (cookie sheet, bread pans, and various sizes, (used in nice condition OK)
Dried –apple, bananas, etc. fruit & nuts.
Liquid and waterless hand soap, may be in large bottle (we have dispensers)
Instant oatmeal packets, various kinds
Extra pull-ups in various sizes (incase of lost luggage)
Hot chocolate packets
Vegetable seeds- melons, cucumbers-burpless, corn, tomatoes
Miracle Gro fertilizer
Hair gel for platting kids’ hair