If you’d like to get involved…

Hey friends!  We have been told to prepare for a court date that will likely be sometime in April (ahhh!!), so we’re starting to make packing lists and preparations!  When we go, we have the privilege of helping out by taking donations for the transition home (where T is living) and orphanages.  They count on donations from traveling families to help care for these children while they’re there, so we’d love to bless them in a big way!

If you’re interested in helping, here is a list of needed donations.  We’d love to collect as many as possible and take them with us on this coming trip and/or the next!  Thanks SO much for loving on these precious children and their caretakers from afar 🙂

Current Priority Transition Home Needs

  • Vitamin D drops
  • Coloring books
  • Crocs for children and nannies
  • Shoes and Clothing (gently used are ok) for children ages 3-14
  • Foam/Rubber (lightweight) soccer/playing balls for toddlers
  • Diaper cream, specifically with zinc oxide (Desitin or Boudreaux’s)

Orphanage and Transitional Home General Donation Needs

  • Clothing and shoes for children ages 8-14
  • Warm clothing-sweatshirts, long-sleeved shirts, etc.
  • Bath towels for children
  • Antibacterial hand gel (40oz containers available at Wal-Mart for $5 and personal containers)
  • Small sized diapers
  • Baby bottles and nipples
  • Vitamin D drops
  • Unscented baby wipes ***please note, unscented/sensitive skin wipes are the only type used***
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Scrubs for nurses and nannies
  • Crocs for nurses and nannies
  • General first aid items
  • Powder-free gloves for nannies and TH doctor
  • DVD and VHS children’s videos-especially Christian videos and/or ones with singing/dancing
  • Crocs for nannies
  • Toiletry bags (small) for children’s personal hygiene items (one per child needed)
  • Puzzles for young children
  • Toy cars and trucks appropriate for toddler aged children
  • Iron drops
  • Diaper rash ointment (A+D preferred)
  • Paper towels
  • Children’s clothing (new or slightly used); Boys and Girls; sizes 0-8 years. Clothing needs include day clothes (especially pants), pajamas, underwear, and shoes.
  • Diapers for up to 30 pounds
  • Toys to stimulate babies such as colorful objects, rattles, etc. that are appropriate for babies up to 2 years
  • Unscented baby wipes ***please note, unscented/sensitive skin wipes are the only type used***
  • Powder formula with DHA/RHA
  •  A + D Original Ointment, Diaper Rash and All-Purpose Skincare Formula
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Candles
  • Children’s Notebooks
  • Enfamil or Similac Lactose free formula*

*the following Generic Brands with identical nutritional value to Enfamil & Similac are also acceptable: Parents Choice formula from Wal-Mart, Target’s generic Formula, Kirkland formula from Costco

-Soy based or other special formulas are also acceptable as long as they are one of the brands listed above.

Medications/Medical Donation Needs**

  • Multivitamins
  • Tri-vi-sol (o to 6 months)
  • Poly-vi-sol (6 months to 2 years)
  • Chewable multi-vitamin (2 years to 9 years)
  • Adult multivitamin (9 years plus)
  • Tylenol (acetaminophen) – Infants, Childrens, & Suppository
  • Syringes for giving medicines (5mL)
  • Plastic and Latex disposable gloves
  • Baby nose saline spray
  • Neosporin
  • Mouth and nose masks
  • Benadryl liquid/elixir
  • Permetherin for scabies
  • Lice kits
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss

**Please check the expiration date on all donation items as expired items will be discarded upon receipt and cannot be used.

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