Summer is a great time to look around and see how you can help ReliefShare.org!By
Summertime tends to be a more relaxed time when we can enjoy the sunshine and take a look around to see how we can make a difference in the world. We always try to leave a place better than we found it and the earth is very much in need of those who care and do what they can to alleviate suffering and help those in need and in crisis.
Everyone has gifts and talents. We all have something we can offer each other to make life gentler, easier, more precious and kinder. What is your gift? Sewing? Crochet or knitting? Embroidery? Quilting? Tending children? Writing? Baking? Organizing? Leadership? Making others feel better about themselves? You see, there are as many wonderful gifts from God to each of us as there are God’s children here in our earthly family. Take some time today to think about how you can share your special gift with others.
Relief Share volunteers have been working hard to help others. This week boxes of much needed donations have come in filled with finished items, supplies, and love. Many donations have gone out to those who are sick and needy and they express gratitude for the help. Thank you so much to those who share from the heart what they have with those who so desperately need it.
- queen and baby size quilts – for the hospital and shelters
- wool dryer balls (these can save the average family approx $240 a year)
- knit hairbands for refugee children
- baby cocoons and hats for the hospital
- soft toys for refugee and homeless children
- infant burial layettes
- baby items such as diaper bags, totes, layettes, booties, hats, sweaters, onesies, cloth diapers, hygiene items (soap, lotion, rash ointment, conditioner), bottles, feeding pillows
- baby ribbon taggie blankets and toys
- backpacks with school supplies
- tote bags for foster children
- baby afghans
- prayer shawls for cancer patients
- knitted and crocheted hats for chemo patients
Some of the supplies most needed right now are: a Kam Snap press, Kam Snaps (all colors), PUL fabric for diaper covers, fabric (flannel, cotton, knit, woven, any kind, kids print), elastic for diapers, velcro, thread, sewing tools, quilting tools, crochet and knitting supplies and needles and hooks, yarn – any kind, smocking supplies, trim, lace, ribbon roses (burial layettes), ribbon (we need lots of washable ribbon of all widths, colors and patterns for the taggie blankets), USM knitting machine, claw weights, swift for making skeins into center pull balls of yarn, yarn winders, wool yarn for dryer balls, baby longies and hats and blankets.
May your summer be a fun and wonderful one, filled with friends and family and may you bless others as you enjoy all that God has given you. You may want to donate supplies to help volunteers make what is needed, or make items yourself and send them to us to distribute. You may want to help by sending funds to help us ship items to where they are needed to go or purchase needed items. You can donate through paypal by sending your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a check or money order as well as boxes of donations to:
6078 Lundy Rd
Houston, MO 65483-2225
All donations are tax deductible. We are grateful for everyone doing what they can to help us help others
God bless you,