Relief Share donations to God’s sick and needy blesses the lives of the givers as well as those receiving.By
Did you ever have to go to the emergency room at the hospital? What was it like? Let me guess – a long wait, perhaps, feeling pretty awful or in a lot of pain, maybe noticing many others in the waiting room feeling the same way? It’s worse for the children. Just think about it. As adults, we have experienced a lot of pain and trauma in our lives and we tend to grade it according to how awful it was…you know, broken leg is worse than the flu, but a nasty car accident trumps the broken leg. Well, a child does not have that arsenal of icky memories to judge life from and what they are experiencing is the worst – for them – in their entire short lives. They have little to calm themselves with as many of them are swamped with fear, pain and panic.
What if children can be helped to be happy, amid pain and trauma? What if their tears can turn to smiles and calmness replace crying? Relief Share donors and volunteers create this miracle on a regular basis through donations of comfort toys, soft blankets, coloring books, crayons, clothing, pacifiers and much more.
Relief Share made donations to a hospital emergency room, crisis center and hospital obstetrical unit. These donation boxes came filled with love and caring.
The hospital was out of pacifiers, but through wonderful donations from special volunteers Terry, Carol and Kate, the hospital now has pacifiers to soothe babies and allow them to save their strength for growth and health instead of crying.
Other donations delivered this week include – ready for this – it’s a long list and a number of trips with filled trucks to where they needed to go: blankets, baby clothing, shoes, socks, baby seat covers, toys, coloring books, crayons, adult tops and pants, stuffed animals, dishes, flashlights, watercolor sets, food, balloons, balls, toy cars, dolls, teddy bears, stitchery kits for shut ins, warm jackets, hand knitted baby sweaters, hats, baby cocoons, blue jeans, books, stickers, onesies, dresses, baby sleepers, receiving blankets, baskets, bibs, burp cloths, bath towels, wash cloths, dish cloths, soap, hygiene items and a lot more.
There were so many grateful recipients, tears turned to smiles, hugs given with boxes filled with essentials, and so many hearts made glad with the efforts of people who care.
Relief Share received donations of wonderful fabric, yarn and supplies to make many of the donations that will go out. We are so grateful for these supplies, we go through a lot of flannel for receiving blankets, baby gowns, comfort toys, etc. We also go through a ton of yarn that is knitted, crocheted and tatted into baby cocoons, afghans, toys and layettes.
One of the most incredible donations that came in lately is a coverstitch machine that was very much needed. It allows us to create durable clothing fast with professionally done seams that will hold up to hospital laundry and be soft against baby’s skin. The coverstitch machine is a huge blessing to volunteers to help them make items faster and better. We are very grateful for our special Relief Share angel who helped us with this donation.
We are very grateful for all the donations that have come in lately – answers to fervent prayers and a huge blessing to God’s sick and needy.
Do you want to help? You can, you know.
–Some folks help by donating money through paypal
(you don’t need a paypal account to donate with a credit card) to buy supplies and items for the sick and needy. Note: no one is paid at Relief Share, every cent goes directly to the needs of those who are in crisis in some way.
–Other folks help by cleaning out their closets for a good cause. You can literally send anything. There is a place for everything to go and nothing is wasted, it is all used to bless the lives of those who are struggling, young and old, all needing our help.
–Do you like to sew, serge, knit, crochet, tat, or have other skills that you can use to make items to be given to the sick and needy? Check our facebook page for free patterns and ideas at Facebook.com/ReliefShare.
All donations are tax deductible as Relief Share is a 501 (c) 3 non profit charity registered with the IRS. We are happy to send you a thank you letter/tax deductible receipt for your donations to help.