Donations in and out at Relief Share – Summer 2013By
Relief Share has handled some much needed donations (in and out) for the sick and needy we serve. We appreciate the wonderful individuals who responded to our plea for help to meet urgent humanitarian needs.
This is a partial list of donations received (some wish to remain anonymous):
A. E. (Connecticut) – 5 boxes. Yarn, 3 portable knitting machines, crocheted squares.
T. W. (Kansas) – new with tags – baby jackets, outfit, sleepers, onesies socks and baby books
J. Wo. (Texas) – 3 knit material baby hats, 1 crocheted hat, 1 crocheted hat and scarf set, 2 knit hats
C. E. (Missouri) – much needed fabric to help make the 240 twin size quilts for Shriners Childrens Hospital, 27 Santa Hats for Christmas
S. C. (New York) – 3 crocheted baby sweaters, 3 crocheted baby cocoons, 1 knit cocoon, 1 pr crocheted booties, 2 knit sweaters, 40 crocheted hats
L. J. (Florida) - handmade crocheted cocoon/hat/booties set, fleece cocoon, 2 pr crocheted booties and hat
J. We. (Virginia) – 21 yards of 90″ wide sheeting for quilt backing for the quilts for Shriners Childrens Hospital in St Louis, MO
Cat (Idaho) – handmade crocheted chenille baby blanket
US Cybertek (Missouri) – office supplies and website server space for Relief Share.
GrandmothersAttic.net (Missouri) – donations of items to use for fundraising
H & K Flea Market (Missouri) – donation of 4 flea market booths to use for fundraising for Relief Share
J. S (Idaho) – donation of yarn to make items for sick and needy
S. C. (Idaho) – donation of yarn for volunteer use to create items for humanitarian charity.
N. N. ( Missouri) – baby items
Relief Share has made and donated out 120 of the 240 twin size quilts needed for Shriners Childrens Hospital in St Louis for their sick and needy patients. Some of the quilts are used for patients beds and some are sent home with patients who are in emergent need. Shriners has sent us very nice thank you letters expressing their appreciation of the donations and we pass their thanks on to those who made the miracle of love, in the form of quilts, happen.
Relief Share has also donated to Texas County Memorial Hospital, Mercy Medical Clinic, St Johns Medical Clinic, Mountain Grove Medical Clinic, Texas County Food Pantry, Newborns in Need, a church in Missouri, and individuals in Idaho, Florida, Texas, Missouri and internationally.
Current urgent needs? Baby items and supplies (diapers, wet ones, shampoo, diaper rash ointment, onesies, sleepers, socks, hats, blankets, quilts, bibs, pacifiers, etc).
Our greatest need for supplies is batting, fabric, yarn, thread and quilting supplies for the quilts for the hospital. As soon as we finish the rest of the 240 twin size quilts, we have requests for twin and queen size quilts for burnout victims and victims of severe weather disasters. Lately in Missouri that means severe flooding. It is devastating to lose everything to flooded homes as the silt and water that fill the homes usually ruins most of what the house contains if the water rises high enough (as has been happening in some of the low water areas).
If you would like to help – please send donations to Relief Share, 6078 Lundy Rd, Houston, MO 65483-2225. Quite frankly, we take any and all donations as we address such a wide variety of humanitarian needs that there is always a place for everything to go. If you would like to make a monetary donation, Relief Share has a paypal account – the email for that account is info@ReliefShare.org . We also appreciate money orders, checks and cash as there are some items that our volunteers can’t make and simply must be purchased. Postage is also a welcome donation. When a baby dies and only needs one last gown and blanket to be buried in, we usually have very little notice and must ship the burial layette express mail – this is expensive – also devastating if we are low on funds and can’t afford to mail it. Your donations make sure we are prepared for emergencies.
Questions or comments? We would love to hear from you – info@ReliefShare.org You can find us on facebook as well at https://www.facebook.com/ReliefShare
Thanks again, we love and appreciate all that you do.
Relief Share President