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2013 is shaping up quite nicely already for Relief Share. Donations have flowed in and out with the help from caring hearts putting their love in action for the sick and needy.
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TOP THREE CURRENT PROJECTS:
1. We are making 240 twin size quilts for Shriners Childrens Hospital in St Louis. Volunteers and donors efforts have allowed us to take 19 finished quilts to the hospital in the last two weeks. The quilts are being made from flannel, minky, chenille, cotton and knit fabric. If you would like to help with supplies, please send fabric, yarn for tying the quilts and batting. We would also love donations of finished quilts. Shriners has asked that the quilts be fun, pretty, and happy so we are using all kinds of pastels, brights and kids prints to make the quilts help the children to have a positive experience in hospital. It’s hard enough to go through serious surgery but if the healing environment is one of cheerfulness and joy, it can turn a difficult experience into a tolerable one.
2. Relief Share is committed to providing hats, mittens and scarves to Texas County this winter through the Food Pantry and Crisis Center. Hand made crocheted, knitted or sewn items or store bought items are welcomed. So far we have donated 30 mittens, 2 boxes of scarves and 70 hats. Many more are needed so get out those crochet hooks and knitting needles and have fun making hats, scarves and mittens for those who need the warmth.
3. Relief Share’s ongoing permanent project is keeping hospitals, medical clinics, crisis centers, homeless shelters and other organizations that address the needs of sick and needy babies and families stocked with basic goods to start life out right for babies. Some of the items needed are: baby blankets, baby quilts, receiving blankets, socks, hats, booties, shoes, onesies, t-shirts, sleepers, gowns, nursing pillows and nursing pillow covers, mitts, diaper bags, shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, diaper cream, diapers (cloth and disposable), baby oil, soft toys, books, baby CDs, baby carriers, car seats, cribs, bassinets, high chairs, playpens, learning toys, pacifiers, bath toys, diaper covers, baby monitors, baby afghans, etc. Think baby – we can use it for the sick and needy.
Relief Share is engaged in many activities that relieve suffering, promote self reliance and take care of emergent needs. Our volunteers sew, serge, knit, quilt, crochet, tat, paint and create a variety of items to help others with. Clean out your sewing room and craft closet for a good cause.
Please send donations to
6078 LUNDY RD
HOUSTON, MISSOURI 65483-2225
We have been involved in humanitarian work here for the past 21 years at this location. Relief Share is a non profit charity registered with the IRS and each donation receives a thank you letter/tax deductible receipt. You can’t save the world or alleviate all the suffering in it by yourself, but together we can make this wonderful earth a better place to be. Join us in helping Gods sick and needy today.