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We Believe...

..that the solution to inequality, pain, suffering, and lack in the world is ‘those that have’ sharing willingly from the heart with ‘those that have not’ who are sick and/or needy.

Warm clothing and bedding for babies, quilts for the aged or ill, books for the disadvantaged, essentials and household goods for those who have lost everything in floods, house fires, or due to job loss; these are just some of the need we assist with. You can help.
 

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Good for your children!

This post is for moms who care about their children’s health (that means all moms)  We help the babies but we also reach out to the mothers who are caring for their children – the hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world!  This is also a way that Relief Share gets free products to give away to those who couldn’t otherwise get it on their own. We are grateful to the companies who provide products to review.

This product is acidophilus for kids and hits the mark with the yummy fruit punch flavor – after all if the kids won’t take it, it doesn’t them any good. This is something they love. It is an advanced probiotic formula that helps them with “fluffing’ when their bodies can’t properly digest what they are fed, and if they are constipated, this helps with that, too.  The best part we like is that it is dairy and soy free. When you have kids that are lactose intolerant, that’s an important factor.

We recieved this at a discount for an unbiased review and it gets an A+ !   Oh, I nearly forgot to mention, the Enzyme blend is Amylase, Lipase, Protease, Larch and Arabinogalactan – there are 4000 mg. There is also only 1 (count em ONE) gram of sugar in this per 2 tsp and that makes this mom really happy!

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This post is for new moms trying to get back in shape after baby :-) We help the babies but we also reach out to the mothers.  This is also a way that Relief Share gets free products to give away to those who couldn’t otherwise get it on their own. Sometimes we just need a pick me up, and this really counts as one ;-)

Ska Studio Shaper Shorts – body shaper offered  by Dunimis Merchants LLC – This is a very well made shaper with care and thought put into the design, it does work well for those who use shapers and would like a little help with body form.  After having a baby, it feels good to have a little help getting back to the pre-baby shape.   These shapers are more defined than other shapers as it helps lift the tush and define the thighs without rolling up. It is made with lycra and cotton. Perfect for everyday use, after birth, postpartum, or after cosmetic surgery. Looks great under jeans or pants.

Disclosure: We received one of these products mentioned above in exchange for review from Giveaway Service website. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we test personally and believe will be good for our readers. Reference ID: pmf8d84a3d9c52a1de54087416a7e17d1a  pm4674e42a8fcbe8a213fe08c106559a96

Right now they are on sale on amazon.com  - just look for Ska Studio Shaper Shorts in the search function :-)

When mom is getting back in shape, she wants to look pretty.  Another product we reviewed is 3D Fiber Lash Mascara.  Here is our review (yep, I got to have fun in testing this product).

“I love how beautiful and thick my lashes look with the Pretty Lash iLuminate 3D Fiber Mascara! When I first started to read the instructions I panicked. After a little trial and error – okay after a lot of trial and error – the results were worth the extra time. I will say that you can’t be rushed putting this on (challenging for a new mom, but do it when baby is taking a nap), you have to take your time but you will have beautiful eyelashes when you are done. No need for false eyelashes or globby results from putting on later after layer of your regular mascara. Be sure to use the mascara – the instructions call it ‘gel’ – before and after you apply the fibers to make a base for the fibers to attach to and a sealant so the fibers stay attached. I do my foundation last, instead of first, so if I get fibers on my cheeks, I can wipe them off with a damp cloth so they don’t irritate my skin. I recieved this product at a discount for an honest and unbiased review. Oh, I also want to mention that at night it is easy to clean off with my Equate eye makeup remover, and I like that it is water resistant.”

There you have it.  Something fun for a new mom to try something new!

For moms who need a break, there is a mini spa that they can use in their own home. MIL or hubby can babysit the new little one while the new mom can pamper herself with a luxury scrub.

Chocolate Flavored Coffee Scrub + (Komenuka, Brown Sugar, Bath Sea Salt, Cocoa Butter, and Coconut Oil)
You can get it here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZD59EUO?ref_=cm_cr-mr-title

This luxury skin scrub has no chemicals in it. Using it twice a week helps skin be fresh and healthy with all the dead skin scrubbed off. What is dreamier than mocha chocolate scent? Answer…not much :-) You  love this pampering way to take care of your skin.The exfoilating product in this scrub is rice and it helps scrub skin without causing dryiness. It leaves your skin baby bottom smooth. The brown sugar in this scrub actually cleans – we have used brown sugar alone as a scrub and it works wonders. The glycolic acid in sugar helps moisture, cleans and stop breakouts – it actually protects skin from toxins. The bath salts in the scrub opens up the pores to release dirt and toxins and relax the muscles. We really like the coconut and cocoa butter in the scrub – it is the pista de resistance in healing damaged skin and smoothing imperfections. This is a wonderful blissful way to take care of your body. A+

We received this product at a discount in exchange for an unbiased and honest review, after we review the items we get, they are donated out to those who can use them, but usually can’t afford to get it for themselves.  pm2a990b7eabebde339af419a11576cf8b

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From time to time Relief Share reviews products that we recommend to our volunteers, donors and blog readers that are purchased on Amazon. When you buy products on Amazon – did you know that a percentage of your purchases can be donated to Relief Share to help the sick and needy we serve? Sign up for Amazon Smile at http://smile.amazon.com/.   When you go to amazon to purchase anything, change the “www” to “smile”.

The product we are reviewing today is the Sir Stitch Sewing Kit – WE LOVE IT!

Here is the President’s personal review – “I am very pleased with this high quality premium sewing kit. It is just the right size to fit into my hand when teaching a sewing class for our charity volunteers and has everything in it I might need – needles, scissors, pins, thread, etc – it’s all there.

I love that it is made of durable rip stop nylon and love the knight on the front of the Sir Stitch case, fun and also professionally embroidered on the case. This is a well made kit that will stand up to a lot of use, and light so it doesn’t weigh down my sewing tote bag with all the essentials I carry to work meetings.

I wish I had one for every volunteer who is working on our charity projects for the sick and needy babies and families we help – I will encourage them all to get one.There is even a pencil in the kit for pattern marking. We have worked with other sewing kits and they aren’t even close to being as useful and durable as this one. I recieved this kit at a discount in exchange for an honest review. Thumbs up! A+ Well done!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above in exchange for review from Giveaway Service website. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers, volunteers and donors. Reference ID: pm76c10c1aeb1714211f835617dd3ba70e

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From time to time Relief Share reviews products that we recommend to our volunteers, donors and blog readers that are purchased on Amazon. When you buy products on Amazon – did you know that a percentage of your purchases can be donated to Relief Share to help the sick and needy we serve? Sign up for Amazon Smile at http://smile.amazon.com/.   When you go to amazon to purchase anything, change the “www” to “smile”.

The product we are reviewing today is Perennial Essentials Face Moisturizer, it is made in Ohio, organic & 100% Natural and a moisturizing cream for sensitive, oily or severely dry skin.

What a delightful face moisturizer. When we opened the jar, we smelled it and found it had a light fragrance from the essential oils. We LOVE the consistency of the moisturizer – it is like mousse and feels really good when you put it on. It absorbed immediately, leaving a silky feeling and not greasy at all. Our skin feels wonderful and soft after using the moisturizer.

This is the listing on Amazon:
Sold by Barn Treasures and Fulfilled by Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00U0EPXCG?ref_=cm_cr-mr-img
MADE IN OHIO – 100% All Natural – Rejuvenates skin – Relieves dry skin – Hydrates
INGREDIENTS: Distilled Water,Aloe Vera Leaf Juice,Sunflower Seed Oil,JoJoba Oil, Meadfowfoam Seed Oil,Steraic Acid,Soy Oil,Emulsifying Wax,Vegetable Glycerin,Palmitic Sorbate,Essential Oils,Vitamin E,Potassium Sorbate,Vitamin C,Citric Acid,Rosemary Oil
Relieve sore skin rashes and blemishes
Rejuvenates the skin, relieves redness and hydrates the skin
100% Money Back Guarantee if you are not happy, the owner states: My wife and friends use this daily and love it. We don’t just sell it , we use it ourselves.

The most comfortable ring you will ever wear.

Another product that we love is the MOOVE RING – you can read more about it at www.moovering.com

It is about just what the title says – MOVE  ring.  This wonderful high quality silicone ring is for active people.  The most comfortable ring you will ever wear.  #moovering

This is a high quality silicone ring with tapered edges for comfort.  The ring comes in a professionally packaged cloth bag for storage – a very nice free gift that is important to stop folks from laying the ring down when they take it off and forget where they left it. Now they can take it off, put it in the Moove bag, and hang it on a hook in the bathroom – thanks Moove, you thought of everything!  With the bag and the ring is a very nice well written insert with pertinent information regarding the new comfortable medical grade silicone ring, including information folks need to know on care of their ring.

Disclosure: We received  the products mentioned in exchange for review from Giveaway Service website. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we use personally and believe will be good for our readers. Reference ID: pm3e96fce5defac50838cbda1179e5cbd5  pm906a7cf4657ab3f2f031889a0ed25057

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Science Has Spoken – Giving Makes You Happy!
By Eve Pearce 

Helping babies makes us happy and makes them happy, too!

Relief Share believes that the true solution to the inequalities and suffering that occurs every day in the world is giving… by sharing toys with children whose parents may have lost everything in a natural disaster, bedding with those who who cannot afford to stay warm, quilts to keep the aged cosy, we play a small part in curing social ills which could be eliminated on a collective levels. Interestingly, numerous scientific findings reveal that when we give, we don’t just help the recipients of our donations; we also take our first steps on a journey towards greater personal happiness. These findings should be shared with the world, for they are likely to lead to further giving. In this post, we share important research work on the link between giving and personal joy:

Happiness is a cycle: Researchers, Isen and Levin conducted a study which revealed that people were more likely to help others when they were happy; those in a positive mood were also more likely to lend a helping hand to researchers. Similar observations have subsequently been made with children. In another study, Rosenhan et. al. randomly assigned positive or negative mood states to children by asking them to reminisce, talk and think about specific memories. They were then given some candy and money, which they were told they could give away to other children. While both groups of kids consumed more sweets than the control group, the happy children gave larger amounts of money to other children. As is the case with adults, similar positive mood states (achieved through a sense of competence or success) resulted in greater giving.

Happy people have been found to help others more in many contexts, including the work context: In one study, inexperienced workers with more positive moods and outlooks were found to be more likely to go the extra mile when helping customers by trying hard to find what the customer was looking for, and making a greater effort to provide quality customer service.

Giving also makes us happier: In an excellent report on giving, L. Anik et.al. run through the most useful recent studies on the subject. One study mentioned, carried out in 2007 showed that when persons donated money to a food bank, the ventral striatum region of their brain was activated. The This area of the brain is involved in the experience of pleasure and reward, showing that giving does inherently make us happier. In Germany, meanwhile, Meier and Stutzer (2006) showed that those who performed volunteer work had greater life satisfaction. The study is vital because it shows that giving doesn’t always have to be about money. Sharing one’s time by making blankets or toys for needy children, for instance, is an equally important way to make a difference.

Everyone can help!

Giving is good for young and old alike: One particularly touching study involved elderly retired volunteers and infants. In this study, 10 elder volunteers with a mean age of 70 years were asked to massage infants at a nursery three times weekly for a period of three weeks. The elderly were also given massages at other times in the week. The researchers sought to observe the different effects caused by giving and receiving. The scientists found that “immediately after the first- and last-day sessions of giving massages, the elder retired volunteers had less anxiety and depression and lower stress hormones (salivary cortisol) levels. Over the three-week period, depression… decreased and lifestyle and health improved. These effects were not as strong for the three-week period when they received massage.” This is a particularly strong indication of the bond human beings share – the love for children and the need to care for others are almost universal feelings that we can fulfill by giving.

Volunteering and giving keeps awakens us to current problems facing society: When donate blankets, art supplies or toys, or volunteer our time to entertain children or the elderly, we begin to fully realize the vulnerability of the human condition. ‘There, for the grace of God, go you or I’ is a saying many volunteers repeat to themselves when faced with the devastation caused by poverty, HIV, and disease, not only in our area of the world, but in third world countries as well. As we meet other volunteers and patients, we share and discover vital information such as the link between poverty and STDs, heart disease and Type II diabetes; or the devastating child poverty rate, even in so-called affluent countries. In this way, volunteering stops us from turning a blind eye to social problems and opens our eyes to the important role we can play in helping even just one person – with a little help, maybe that one well-fed, warm and happy child will one day change the world.

So….GET HAPPY! Get involved. Clean out your closets for a good cause!

Added to this article by President Carol Green/Relief Share:

Here are some of the items needed – go through the list, pick some, and send them to Relief Share, 6078 Lundy Rd., Houston, MO 65483-2225. Be sure to include your shipping information so we can send you a tax deductible receipt/thank you letter! We appreciate you!!

Baby Items: diapers, receiving blankets, sleepers, hats, booties, onesies, outfits, pants, tops, socks, swaddlers, baby cocoons, hygiene items (like soap, diaper cream, baby wash, q-tips, cotton balls, washcloths), diaper bags, soft toys, quilts, afghans, etc

Children’s items: clothing, toys, books, coloring books and crayons, videos, hair accessories, video games (these goes to the hospital to keep kids occupied when spending long periods immobilized after surgery), soap, shampoo, conditioner, food (yes, many of our children don’t get enough to eat) – healthy snacks or Wal Mart gift cards for our volunteer shoppers to go get what is needed, such as milk, bread, cheese, oatmeal, basic fruits and vegetables etc. Quilts, afghans, etc

Adult Items: Clothing, quilts, afghans, books, hair items – brushes, combs, curling or straight irons (for women who are in homeless shelters or crisis centers due to domestic violence trying to get ready  to work), hygiene items, washcloths, towels, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, conditioner, food (basic healthy food items are great, WalMart gift cards for our volunteer shoppers to get what is needed is wonderful, too).  Just think what you would need if you suddenly found yourself homeless and without anything – that is what is needed.

Animals – collars, food, litter, litter boxes, leashes, bedding, toys, flea and tick prevention products.  We help a number of animal shelters with donations of needed items when they are donated in.

Supplies for volunteers to work with to make some of the items needed:

Knitting & Crochet supplies: knitting machines, yarn, crochet hooks, knitting needles (addi turbo circular knitting needles in all sizes are a huge blessing for our volunteers to use – if you want to pick a size, the 14″ or 16″ length in size 7 is the most popular but we need the smaller sizes, like 5 and 6 for knitting booties and preemie hats, and larger circ needles for afghans are wonderful as well) We can never have enough knitting needles!  Stitch markers. Yarn winders are really needed right now! Patterns.

Quilting supplies – fabric, thread, needles, templates, patterns, batting, rotary cutters, mats, etc

Sewing Supplies – fabric, scissors, thread, elastic, velcro, lace, binding, embroidery thread, sewing machines, sergers, fabric cutting machines, etc.

Office supplies – paper, labels, price tags (for our flea market booth), post it notes, pens, pencils, markers, highlighters, computers, speakers, printers, copiers, digital cameras.  We have more than one location and when a machine breaks, it slows down the work.

Our dear volunteers and donors:  Thank you for everything you do – from sharing your smile with someone to giving of your time to sew, knit, crochet or simply spread the word.  We love all our volunteers who share their time, efforts, funds and love to make the lives of God’s sick and needy better.  Volunteers unselfishly drive our donations to where they need to go, spend time going to flea markets and yard sales to try to get what is needed to stretch our dollars, people who spend countless hours listing and shipping charity auctions on ebay for us, and wonderful people like Eve Pearce who wrote this article for us to help others understand what it is that Relief Share does to make the world a better place is what makes the miracle of love happen. Thank you so much!

 

 

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Relief Share volunteers have been very active in taking care of the sick and needy this August.  There were city wide garage sales to go to for supplies and new items like coloring books, crayons, toys and clothing.  Many hands make light work and beautiful donations arrived at Relief Share home office to be taken to where they were needed the most.

One of the really fun donations arriving lately were the tiny baby outfits and sleepers with beautifully handmade matching hats!  Thanks to Minerva, for her loving kindness for the little babies we love and serve, she makes gorgeous baby items out of the prettiest colors.

Relief Share volunteers managed to find a business closing out and bought scads of onesies and newborn baby outfits for the hospital maternity unit.  A donated wooden cradle was given to a church nursery for their toddlers. A box of school supplies full pencil crayons, masking tape, stapler, pencils, rulers and coloring crayons went to a local elementary teacher for her class.

Another way that folks help Relief Share get the supplies need is to shop on our Ebay auctions where 100% of the auctions go to Relief Share to help the sick and needy.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/dec2057/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

Volunteers spend long hours writing auctions, packing auctions and dealing with ebay customers to make sure it is a win/win for everyone involved.

Relief Share has three flea market booths donated for our use.  It takes a lot of work  to fill the booths and keep them tidy and clean.  You will find unusual items in the booths, much of it donated from the founder’s home and their extended family loves to donate items for the booths as well.  Recently a purge of the linen closet yielded up lots of unused sheets that were no longer needed since the kids have grown up and moved away, so they were tagged at $2 a piece and sold at the flea market so folks who needed them in the community could get them for a low price for their families. Not everyone needs a donation, but they can use a little help stretching their budget, so our flea market booth helps with that.

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Where does it all go?  Who needs our donations?  This week donations were taken to Texas County Memorial Hospital to the maternity wing (baby clothing, bedding and essentials), emergency department (comfort toys, coloring books, crayons, toy cars, etc), a teacher at the Houston Elementary School (school supplies), a local church nursery (a donated wooden cradle for the toddlers), and some individual donations of baby clothing and household goods.

You can help!  Clean out your closets for a good cause and send the boxes and packages to Relief Share, 6078 Lundy Rd, Houston, MO 65483-2225.  We are a 501 (c) 3 non profit registered with the IRS and donations are tax deductible. Please include your name and mailing address in the donations so we can send you a thank you letter/tax receipt along with our gratitude and love.

We enjoy serving Gods tiniest children and their families and love to have you join our Relief Share family!

God bless the hands and hearts who put their love in action

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Flooding did this yesterday in Rexburg, Idaho. This family has nothing - please help! There are many who are without essentials. You can make a difference.

This is the aftermath of the flooding in Rexburg, Idaho yesterday where my daughter is attending university.  She has described what happened as a torrent of water decimated some of the town and left residents devastated with no belongings left.

This home had a river pouring in through the back, smashing the windows in the front out and the river pouring out through the front. The family has has little children aged 4 and up to teenagers and have no clothing, bedding…anything left!

If you want to help those who have lost their things through the flood, please email us at info@ReliefShare.org  or simply send a donation through Paypal to info@ReliefShare.org – put a note in the comments section of your payment “Flooding Relief Help” and add your name and address so we can send you a tax deductible donation in the mail. Relief Share is a non profit registered with the IRS – all donations are tax deductible.

Please help out, there were many affected by the flooding, university students whose apartments were filled with mud, water and sewage when the sewage lines broke. They need clothing, bedding, essentials – even a bottle of shampoo and some food would be wonderful.  Your help is very much needed!

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relief share quilts for sick and needy children

Relief Share quilts being made from fabric bought with vase fundraiser.

A huge thank you to Dottie S, who donated her beautiful Fostoria vase to Relief Share when she heard we needed funds to buy fabric to make twin size quilts for Shriners Childrens Hospital.

Relief Share listed the beautiful vase as a charity fundraiser on Ebay.  An ebay buyer, who knows how important charity work is, emailed us with an offer and purchased it.  She paid immediately through paypal.

One of our volunteers, Laura B. , called us to let us know there was a Fabric Liquidation sale  in town.  The sale was only on for two days at rock bottom prices.  The purchase of the vase happened at the perfect time for Relief Share to get the much needed fabric for the twin size patchwork quilts at a good price.

The sale of the vase resulted in yards and yards of wonderful 100% cotton fabric for our compassionate service work!  The Lord blesses those who are doing their best to help others.  We are grateful for the “miracle of the vase”!

Relief Share is making 240 much needed twin size patchwork quilts for sick and needy children who are undergoing medical treatment, including serious surgeries.  We have received generous donations towards this project and since January 1, 2013 have donated 44 twin size quilts but still have 196 more to make.  Each quilt takes approx 12 yards of fabric, 6 yards of batting, thread and yarn.

So, what can one donation do?  With the economy of heaven and the heartfelt work of dedicated volunteers working to maximize donation funds – one donation can do plenty. Just ask the children that will be comforted and snuggled under the patchwork twin size quilts donated to the hospital by Relief Share what your donation means!  Everyone’s efforts make a difference!

Do you want to help with the quilts needed for the children in hospital?  We hope so – we still have a lot more quilts to make.  Please  send fabric to Relief Share, 6078 Lundy Rd, Houston, MO 65483-2225 or send something we can sell to raise the funds to get the batting, thread, fabric and yarn to tie the quilts with.  If you are able, a paypal donation to info@reliefshare.org would be wonderful, too.  We accept all kinds of fabric for the quilts – it doesn’t have to be 100% cotton.  We send a thank you letter/tax deductible receipt for every donation received so be sure to include your name and mailing information.  We are grateful for your help!

Questions? Email us at info@ReliefShare.org

Carol Green
President
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quilts donated to Shriners Childrens Hospital in St Louis, MO

Hey…help!!  Relief Share NEEDS DONATIONS OF QUILT BACKING FOR CHARITY PROJECT FOR SICK AND NEEDY CHILDREN.  I am working on the twin size quilts that Relief Share is making for Shriners Childrens Hospital and I am desperate for backing for these quilts.  If you could part with some muslin, broadcloth, kids print, solid colors – any fabric I could use it for backing, we have  10 or 12 quilts ready  to be put together but am minus backing, we have delivered 43 since January , have 5  more finished, and are going on the 19th to St Louis to deliver them and am hoping to have more finished by then.

Our total that is needed is 240 and Relief Share volunteers are sewing as fast as we can.  The quilts are 70″ x 90″ to fit the beds, then if the patient is needing it to go home with them, they are sent home, otherwise they are kept at the hospital for the next patient.

All donations are tax deductible – please clean out your craft rooms and sewing closets for a good cause, I really need your help!

You can see all the things we are working on in our blog www.reliefshare.org/wordpress and I put a lot of free patterns and pictures on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/reliefshare

Please send donations to Relief Share, 6078 Lundy Rd, Houston, MO 65483-2225 info@ReliefShare.org

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Got your attention, did I?!  :-)

If anyone has some spent shot gun shells, we would love it if they would donate them to our charity.  Relief Share can give you a tax deductible receipt for them as they will come to our charity to be donated after they are made into Christmas lights.  Yep, you read right.  They make the prettiest Christmas lights.

I just finished watching my son in law and daughter make some for their Christmas tree this year.  Laura had ordered some off the net and when they came they were only 8 feet long.  Yeah right, that really doesn’t go far.  She came over to my house to see if I had more white mini light strings and I had a brand new box of 100 feet.  Josh had figured out how to make them himself and they turned that string of mini lights into the prettiest Christmas lights you ever saw by using spent shot gun shells – recycling at it’s best! Cost free, too.

I know a lot of folks that would love them.  Relief Share volunteers will make the shot gun shell Christmas lights up and donate them to the those who don’t have any money for Christmas decorations ;-)   We also have a charity flea market booth and when we can take care of all the needy,  if we have any left over, we will use them for fundraiser in our charity flea market booth, though probably next year for the fundraising with them as there isn’t enough time to do that this year as well as do the donations as we always take care of the sick and needy first.

Here are pictures ;-)   You may even want to make some yourself!

Take these:

Hammer, glass eye wash dish, screwdriver, spent shot gun casing

If you don’t have a glass eye wash dish, use anything that has a curved bottom that you can hammer the shot gun shell into to push the bottom concave.

Using the shot gun shells, you can make lights by pushing clear mini lights into the end of the shells and closing the top with the screwdriver pushing the plastic in place so they will stay on the mini light string.

spent shotgun shells

All that effort is worth while (and it’s a lot of effort), will make get these:

That look like this:

and these:

That look like this:

Shotgun shell Christmas lights! Recycling at it's best!

Note: the black ones are too opaque to do much but the other colors, especially the green, red and yellow work great.

The address to send the shot gun shells to is: Relief Share, 6078 Lundy Rd., Houston, MO 64583-2225.  If you have clear mini light strings that you’d like to send as well, that would be wonderful.  We will send a tax deductible receipt with your thank you letter.  We are a 501 (c ) 3 IRS approved non profit.

President Carol Green
info@ReliefShare.org

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We are now in our third week of sales for our fundraiser for Relief Share.  Instead of having folks come inside our building, we took it to the parking lot in our mall.  It’s been very busy as we set everything up like a garage sale to attract people and have a HUGE room all set up inside with tables and everything is just one dollar! The room was donated by a wonderful gentleman who owns the mall so we have a place to haul things in quickly when the rain shows up and to put things in for the duration of the fundraiser & business inventory liquidation sale at night so everything doesn’t need to be dragged around the end of the building.

Outside we have items that are half the original prices and sales from GrandmothersAttic.net, a store located in the same mall, are also being donated to Relief Share to help.  We are hoping to have enough money from the fundraising to be able to purchase the material needed for the hospital gowns for Shriners, the x-ray shorts, and the twin size quilts for the patient’s beds.  We also have many other projects we need supplies for  – mama pads, diaper bags, diaper covers, bibs, clothing and quilts for sick and needy families.

Relief Share is blessed to have the Lucky Dollar Store down the road in Licking who has fabric at very reasonable prices and gives us a discount because it’s for charity.  Now that our local Wal Mart no longer carries fabrics (don’t get us started on that…), we are grateful for the Lucky Dollar Store and Mel Porter – the owner.

A huge thank you to Ashley Green who has set up, taken down and spend the entire time monitoring and running the sales.  She has been sunburned, tired, sore from dragging heavy items in and out of buildings and pressed into service more than she could ever imagine.  What started out as a weekend sale has now turned into three weeks.  She needs a medal and we are most grateful to her.  A thank you to all the wonderful people who donated their time and effort helping.

Today 100 baby hats were donated out to Tennessee for the babies there.  We pray none of them suffered from the recent flooding that has caused so much problems in that state.  We also donated out preemie clothing to a little baby born to soon and only lived long enough for momma to say goodbye.  A tiny baby doll was donated to baby’s older brother so he would have something to remember her by.  A large donation went out to an expectant abandoned mother for her little one.  Donations of household items to needy folks were given out and baby blankets and clothing were given out to a young family in need.  Yarn donations have gone out to volunteers who are knitting and crocheting for the sick and needy in their area – those donations were possible from a large donation of cone yarn from a shop that shut down.  Beautiful tiny baby blankets with gorgeous hand crocheted edges done by a very special volunteer were donated to the local hospital – thank you Roberta – your work is lovely and the hospital so appreciative.

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Relief Share has been very blessed with donations to help the sick and/or needy families we serve. Donations of baby and toddler clothing, shoes, diaper bags, quilts, blankets, sheets, and toys came in and very quickly were donated out to where they were needed the most.

A generous donation of books from Alma Mooney of Licking was received as a fundraiser to raise money needed to purchase flannel for the backing of the Relief Share Quilts for Kids project.

Donations out include helping a family with a young child and another on the way with nursing pillow covers, household goods, food, baby clothing and bedding, essential supplies, toys, and other needed items. Newborns in Need Ozarks Chapter was the recipient of a large donation of cone yarn, baby clothing, bedding, fabric and diaper bags.

Donations of clothing to area residents in need of warmer seasonal clothing and food was also given out.

Wonder what you can help with? Here is a handy urgent needs list that you can print out and take with you when you do your shopping. Just get one or two extra items and send them to:
Relief Share
6078 Lundy Rd
Houston, MO 65483-2225
All donations are tax deductible.

Urgent Needs List:

Basic food item suggestions – Sugar, flour, salt, pepper, oil, cereal, tinned food such as beans, vegetables, fruit, soup, etc. Baby food, formula, crackers, tuna, etc. Many of the families we serve are very grateful for the food given them. A package of animal crackers, macaroni and cheese or juice boxes can make the world of difference to a hungry child. A Wal Mart gift card is also a great donation item as volunteers in our Relief Share office are happy to take the list of what is needed and purchase food and personal items, like toilet paper and shampoo and deliver it to the needy family – this also saves on shipping cost to us.

Clothing – clean gently used clothing or new. Socks, pants, tops, coats, shoes, undergarments, hats, mittens, etc. Accessories like purses or wallets, belts and backpacks are very gratefully accepted by recipients.

Bedding – home made, clean gently used or new. sheets, blankets, baby blankets, receiving blankets, pillows, pillow cases, crib sets, afghans.

Personal hygiene items – shampoo, conditioner, soap, razors, deodorant, moisturizer, lotion, wet wipes, baby oil, baby diaper cream, baby powder, etc.

Books, toys, movies, games, and furniture is also welcome. Christmas is coming and many of the families we care for have little or nothing for the holiday. Full size filled stockings are a huge blessing at the Christmas season. We donate the stockings, when available, to foster homes, hospitals, medical centers, crisis centers, homeless shelters and area churches who care for the sick and needy. A doll or book can make a wonderful difference in a little one’s holiday season. A mother struggling to care for her family with no partner for support is grateful for a soft warm scarf from a donor to show her someone cares for her.

You can make Christmas brighter and more blessed by showing your love to a stranger who has need of your care.

Here are some ideas for you to consider making items to donate:
Sewing – quilts, baby clothing, bedding, blankets, tote bags, diaper bags, toys, dresses, diapers
Quilting – baby quilts, twin size quilts, toys, Christmas ornaments, tree skirts, wall hangings, totes
Knitting – hats, sweaters, mittens, socks, pants, tops, blankets, afghans, toys
Crochet – afghans, blankets, hats, dish cloths, toys, clothing, sweaters, mittens
Tat – handkerchiefs, bonnets, doilies , lace trim for baby gowns
Embroider – blankets, hats, clothing, toys

If you have questions or would like to talk with representatives from Relief Share – please feel free to email info@ReliefShare.org or call 417-967-3340 and ask for Stephanie or Carol. Please note: all Relief Share workers are volunteers – no one is paid – this is a work of the heart in Christ’s name giving relief through sharing to God’s children. We are his hands and feet showing mercy to the less fortunate – join us and make a difference today.

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Click here to go to the ebay auction for this quilt.

This beautiful Mickey and Minnie Mouse patchwork quilt was created and donated by Alma of Missouri, a RS volunteer and presented to Relief Share (RS) to use for a fundraiser to bless the lives of sick and needy children.

This colorful Disney quilt has 9 patchwork squares starring Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Each square has a different picture and is exquisitely machine embroidered in primary colors sure to delight children of all ages. The quilt is made of cotton and is sewn with skill to be not only cuddly and cute, but durable. This quilt is backed with genuine Mickey Mouse Disney fabric with Mickey in cute poses.
The quilt measures 42″ x 46″. You’ll love the attention to detail, the edge is hand stitched down for heirloom quality.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310157524318

We are thrilled that Artist Sandy Wilson has created this rare folk art doll to be used as a fundraiser to help us acquire the flannel we need for the quilts for Shriners Hospital to cover the children’s beds.  Please visit the auction and spread the link around.

A huge thank you to a sweet lady who shows she cares about sick and needy children with love in action!

sadie5

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Tying quilts for Shriners Hospital quilt project

Tying quilts for Shriners Hospital quilt project

Tying twin size quilts for Shriners Hospital

Time for an update on our charity quilt project. Relief Sharecharity is a 501 (c ) 3 non profit registered with the IRS.

Our current main project is making 240 twin size quilts for Shriners Hospital in St Louis for children who undergo surgery to help them walk and move properly and have other skeletal problems.

So far we have made and donated approx 40 quilts (I will give you the exact number when our volunteers have reported in). I will also be taking a load of quilts next week to Shriners personally for the charity (yes, I will share photos).

I purchased all the fabric needed for the tops of the quilts and we are getting some batting and fabric donated, however, we need approx 250 yards of flannel for the back of the quilts and that’s where YOU come in. I managed to get a wonderful deal of excellent quality flannel at only $1.69 a yard but need donations to be able to purchase it. I can drive to pick it up, so there will be no shipping cost, and because Relief Share is a nonprofit, there will be no tax.

The goal is $422.50 to be able to purchase 250 yards of flannel.

All those who choose to donate will receive a tax deductible receipt. If you can help make a child’s stay at Shriners better by helping to provide a warm snuggly twin size quilt for their bed, please donate through PayPal to info@ReliefShare.org .

Checks can be sent to:

Relief Share,
6078 Lundy Rd.,
Houston, MO
65483-2225
Attn: Charity Quilt Project.

If you request it, a brochure can be mailed along with your tax deductible receipt and thank you letter.

Please share this need with your family and friends. God blesses us with what we need for ourselves, and for those in need. This is a way to help each other and give back to God for all our blessings. If you would like to send yarn, flannel, sewing supplies, fabric and batting, please send it to the address above. We would love it if you want to make a twin size quilt (approx 72 x 90 – doesn’t have to be exact) and send it, that would be wonderful!

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Exciting news! Our beautiful baby doll fundraiser on ebay brought $157.50. We are thrilled. Not only will the babies at the hospital get the help they need, there will be a happy new Mommy out there for this sweet little one. Thanks again to Sabriam Garcia at Eden’s Little Ones for donating the baby!

Relief Share - baby fundraiser on Ebay

Relief Share - baby fundraiser on Ebay

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Darlene Austins adorable monkeys

Darlene Austins adorable monkeys

Darlene is a very gifted artist who creates the most darling little monkeys. Her ebay ABOUT ME page has wonderful information, there you can read more about her and how she creates her adorable monkeys.

Darlene is a wonderful asset to our Relief Share family of volunteers, donors and people that care.   She personifies love in action.   With her assistance we found the Snap Press we needed to put the snaps on the items we donate to the hospitals , links to the PUL fabric that will be used for the diaper covers and hospital gowns for Shriners Hospital and she went the extra mile of providing us with thousands of snaps for the snap press.

In her honor we are introducing our latest fundraiser. I bet you can guess what the fundraiser will be….yep, you are right….some of Darlene’s adorable monkeys!

Come see how darling they are!

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All Tuckered Out ReliefShare.org fundraiser

All Tuckered Out ReliefShare.org fundraiser

This fundraiser is to help us purchase the materials needed to provide Shriner’s Hospital with 240 twin size quilts for their patient’s beds.

Shriner’s Hospital in St Louis provides surgery and medical care for children from birth to 21. Many of these precious children need major surgery, some cannot walk some have missing limbs and others need skeletal medical attention to be able to function correctly.

We have seen with our own eyes the miracles that take place in Shriner’s and witnessed a little baby girl been given the gift of being able to walk after a long time in body casts and after a number of extensive surgeries. This precious baby’s family was not charged one dime for her care – Shriner’s Hospital is truly a blessing to the sick and needy children who desperately need help.

Relief Share is a non profit 501 (c) 3 charity with wonderful volunteers who are willing to give of their time and talents to sew the much needed quilts for the children who need a warm quilt to snuggle in after major surgery. The children need their strength to heal, not to simply stay warm.

YOU can help a child today by providing the funds to help us get the materials needed to create the much needed quilts.

To date we have sewn and donated 37 twin size quilts to Shriner’s Hospital. Help us get the materials to finish the rest.
Flannel, batting and fabric is needed along with thread and funds to ship the quilts. Money from this fundraiser will bless many sick and needy babies lives.

ON TO THE AUCTION ———
This sweet little baby is called “All Tuckered Out”. This beautiful reborn baby was donated by Sabriam of “Eden’s Little Ones” Nursery to be used as a fundraiser to bless the lives of the sick and needy children in the hospital with warm twin size quilts for the beds to keep them snuggled and warm.

What better way to raise funds for babies and children by offering a baby of your very own to love, cuddle and hold.

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