Relief Share donations to sick and needy families – love in action!By
Relief Share volunteers and donors have been very busy lately. Just like the elves who helped the shoemakers as they slept, there have been many hearts and hands anxiously engaged in a good cause – working hard quietly and efficiently to be the answer to fervent prayer from those who need help. God answers many prayers through those who serve him here below.
Donations out recently include:
Over 80 items donated to Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Missouri today (Saturday, June 2, 2012) – baby hats, soft toys, diapers, wipes, baby lotion, baby bath, baby shampoo, nursing covers, preemie clothing, newborn and 0-3 month clothing and more. It was wonderful to hear that our donations are important to the hospital. One nurse expressed gratitude for the preemie clothes we brought, she said that there was a little 4 pound baby born recently who needed the clothing. It makes us feel good to be able to help one of God’s tiniest children.
A donation for a tiny baby girl - soon to be born: afghans, blankets, cocoons, a soft toy, and clothing.
Baby girl - afghans, onesies, sleepers, socks, hats, swaddlers, toys, bottles, pacifiers, receiving blankets, quilts and stuffties.
Baby boy – soft scratch mitts, soft knitted woven toy balls.
An non profit organization who helps the sick and needy: fabric, sewing supplies, knitting supplies. (Yes, we share our supplies
Newborns in Need Ozarks Chapter, Missouri – yarn and flannel
Newborns in Need Springfield Chapter, Missouri - clothing, fabric, sewing supplies, PUL for diaper covers, velcro, elastic, fold over elastic – 6 garbage bags full.
Texas County Food Pantry, Missouri – a big box and large bag of children’s and adults clothing, household articles for needy.
St Vincent de Paul - 11 baby swaddler cocoons, teddy bears for sick and needy children.
St Lukes Hospital – teddy bears, stuffed animals, baby clothing, baby blankets
Donation to single mom for baby girl – stuffed animals, receiving blankets and sewing supplies to make her daughter items needed.
Donation to family of needed clothing, household items , supplies and household machines.
Deseret Industries – LDS Humanitarian - baby clothing, adult clothing, household items, toys, books
Donation to a church of knitting needles and yarn for their ladies to make items to for preemie and newborn sick and needy babies in hospital.
These are not all of the donations given but a sample of what has been recently donated to let you know what types of activities Relief Share helps with. Other donations have been given to families in need of food, clothing, bedding and essentials, also donations given for animals that need help. Pet blankets and supplies for pet blankets have been donated to the Animal Shelter.
We seek to alleviate suffering and lack where ever it may be. We try to do what Jesus would do in the same situation.
May God bless all that have been so generous with their time, talents, funds and skills to help those who need care, love and temporal items. It is the synergy of working together that makes miracles happen.
We welcome all to the Relief Share ‘family’, regardless of color, creed, belief or any real or imagined barriers or boundaries. In God’s world, in the real world of unconditional love, you are one of us if you want to be…..so want to be
Relief Share is here with open arms to share our love, caring, workload and satisfying activities.
We have been asked what type of donations Relief Share accepts. Answer? Everything and anything. Just think about what you would need if a disaster hit, if you lost your job, if your baby was born too early and struggled for life with your family finances totally drained in simply keeping your son or daughter alive. What would you need if a flood washed away your home, if you had lived in Joplin and the tornado took your car and tossed it into a tree – ripped off the roof of your house and while you struggle to accept the reality of destruction around you, find out your wife, husband or son or daughter was taken home to heaven at the same time.
What would you want, what would you need, how would you cope? Relief Share provides food, clothing, bedding, toys for children to make horrible situations tolerable, tiny clothing for burial of little ones who needed just one last outfit to be snuggled in before the last goodbye. We provide sewing, crochet and knitting supplies to mothers who have the skill to make the items their family needs but don’t have the supplies to do it with. It’s hard to sew when your sewing machine was snatched up by a tornado or melted in the fire. Last year, with the help of two donors, we were able to place a number of sewing machines, knitting machines and sergers where they were most needed – even to the extent of doing without ourselves until a donor replaced our work day sewing machines and sergers with more after they learned we donated ours out for more immediate emergencies.
We share. You share. Those who care share and we sacrifice to help others. That is what life is really supposed to be like if we all want to live in peace and happiness. We give Relief through Sharing – love in action and we do it with your help.
Look around your home, clean out your closets for a good cause. Don’t need it, don’t want it? We can guarantee you that some one needs what you have. Put it in a box – or boxes – and ship it or bring it to Relief Share 6078 Lundy Road, Houston, MO 65483-2225.
We have been here for 20 years helping the sick and needy through non profits and will continue to be the help God sends to the sick and needy with you May your days be as blessed as you bless the lives of others. Thank you.
Love and hugs,
Carol C Green
non profit charity – all donations are tax deductible