Do You Like To Shop? Make it count….shop for donations for Relief ShareBy
If you would like to help others by knitting, crocheting, sewing, surging, tatting, embroidery, quilting, or even shopping – please ‘think outside the box’ on how you can go the extra mile to help other whose life can be made better by your love, generosity and care.
Wait, did you catch the last idea? Shopping? Yes, we meant to put that in. We have wonderful donors who LOVE to shop. Our marvelous talented shoppers take their ‘fun money’ and go shopping thrift stores, flea markets, garage sales, outlet malls and clearance isles to help others with items such as baby blankets, clothing and accessories, hygiene items like soap, toothpaste, hair brushes, diaper ointment, shampoo and conditioner. Boxes of books, videos, toys, diaper bags, large print books for the elderly, movies to keep children in hospital peaceful and happy, and makeup for teens in Shriners Childrens Hospital who have spent months in hospital – many times years filled with many hospital visits and need to feel ‘normal’. That eyeshadow or lipstick on sale for .25 many not make much of a dent in your household budget, but it could mean the world to a teenager who has been staring at the hospital wall for months, stuck in her body cast and feeling left out of the world.
Children’s videos are extremely important. We have watched children who are in a great deal of pain and have had surgery after surgery settle down and calmly watch a Disney movie and let their bodies heal instead of fighting the nausea that haunts them and focusing in on the pain that washes over their days endlessly. You can give them the distraction they need by providing a toy, book, video, coloring book and crayons to allow them at least a few stolen moments away from the constant pain and drudgery of hospital life. Will you? We do hope so.
A few extra moments of your time, a couple of extra items in your shopping cart – you could be the angel of mercy for those who are suffering, sad and needing your help to feel God’s love through the gift from a stranger who cared. Please don’t wait – the pain and loneliness for the children in the hospital and the aged in the old folks homes doesn’t wait. Do something now, today.
If you only have a moment and no time to go shopping or pack a box for the sick and needy, then please just take a minute to click on the link to donate a few dollars through Paypal to Relief Share. We have volunteer shoppers who would be happy to go shopping on your behalf and take the items to those who need them.
The last donation of funds was given by a beautiful kind lady who wanted to help us with yarn. She donated $50 through Paypal. We were thrilled that she would be the answer to prayers for those who need the baby cocoons that the hospital requested to distribute to the most destitute of their patients. Because we are a charity and have a non profit status, often times we can get the needed supplies and items for a lot less when donations of money come in. Her $50 bought far more than if she had gone to the store and bought it herself. Both Relief Share volunteers and the donor were thrilled!
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Houston, MO 65483-2225