Do we need supplies? YES!!!!! Batting, fabric, yarn…By
It really makes a big difference to the volunteers when they come to work meetings to have nice supplies for them to work with. The saddest thing I see is folks standing around because there are limited supplies to work with and only so many machines to work on. That’s when I grab a handful of knitting needles or crochet hooks and start encouraging folks to do hand work while they wait their turn on the sergers.
We were out in the garage inventory tonight getting ready for tomorrow’s work meeting and folks even tracked me down out there to get help for a little 4 month old baby. I had toys and formula bottles to give but no clothing for her as she takes 3 to 6 mo size and will be in 6 to 9 soon – she is a big baby I am going to have to see what I can do to get some clothes made for her tomorrow in between working on baby burial layette sets, quilts, blankets, afghans, etc. We only work at the work rooms from 10 to 2 so there is a lot of work crammed into the day. I may just have to see what I can get sold on ebay to get her some clothes. She is okay for a few weeks and that will allow me time to sell something and find some sales.
I love this work, I love helping others and it’s fun to have the challenges of finding the need, organizing the work, working with the volunteers and seeing the fruits of our labors bless the sweet babies and their families. I am so grateful to volunteers for their donations of supplies.
We are washing a bunch of used toys to go to the hospital tomorrow in cocoons. The babies get a warm cocoon and a toy, too – mostly teddy bears and dollies
I get asked all the time what the most urgent needs are. The simple answer is:
FABRIC – flannel, flannelette, soft, minky, chenille, velour, cotton, cotton blends, PUL, muslin, broadcloth, kids print, decorator fabric, felt, sherpa, polar fleece, micro fleece, corderoy, quilters cotton, any kind of fabric.
YARN – wool, cotton, acrylic, blends, all weights and colors, eyelash, fancy, solid colors, variegated – we use everything
SEWING SUPPLIES – serger and sewing thread, scissors, pins, needles, machines – serger and sewing machines, books, patterns, sewing tools, sewing birds
KNITTING & CROCHET SUPPLIES: knitting needles (we use circulars the most), crochet hooks, stitch markers, spinning wheels, yarn winders, swifts, felting supplies and tools,
SMOCKING SUPPLIES – pleaters, thread, patterns, pleater needles, batiste, etc
TATTING SUPPLIES – shuttles, needles, winders, thread, patterns.
BATTING – oh yes, please. We are always running out of batting. Queen size is best and we also need baby quilt batting and twin size, too.
Donations are tax deductible and can be sent to:
6078 Lundy Rd,
Houston, MO 65483-2225
Please be sure to include your address so we can send you your thank you letter and tax receipt. If you want to help us save money on postage, include your email address and we can email you the letter We are also happy to mail you your letter if you would like a hard copy on file.
Thanks for being part of our Relief Share family. You are an important family member to help this old world be a better place!
President Carol Green