Sunday, February 8, 2009

Donations Update

First of all, Savannah is doing much better. She is healing fast! Thanks for all of your prayers!

We have been crazy busy at work and I am trying to prepare donations for our trip to Ethiopia. We haven’t received a travel date yet. I can’t wait to get our sweet pea!

Update on donations:
The orphanage stated that they needed Diaper rash ointment. I will be taking 100 bottles of Resinol Medicated Ointment . This ointment cream is AMAZING! If you haven't tried it, you must! It's hard to find so I would order it online.

• Resinol Medicated Ointment Jar Helps prevent and temporarily protects chafed, chapped, or cracked skin.
• Temporarily relieves pain and itching associated with:
• Minor Burns.
• Sunburn
• Minor Cuts.
• Scrapes.
• Insect Bites
• Minor Skin Irritations.

It obviously does a lot but it also is AWESOME with diaper rash. It clears it up so fast! This will be perfect because they can use it as diaper rash and for other things too!

People in our community have been so great to help with donations.
We will be taking 480 waterproof diaper covers in all different sizes. It seems they have been using some form of plastic bags to cover their cloth diapers. I have seen pictures and it looked like it was painful and hot.

We already sent $1,000 cash donation to the orphanage. It was donated through the executives of Keller Williams Realty. What great guys!

We also got cute little bears (stuffed animals) for all the older kids. They were supposed to be Christmas presents but better late than never. I thought they could use something to cuddle with at night.

We are also taking a few baby carriers and some misc baby stuff like baby wash and powders.

I am not sure how we will get all this stuff on the plane without paying a fortune. As soon as we get our tickets booked, I will call the airline to see what restrictions they have.

That's all for now! I pray we get a travel date soon! Have a great week!

Lilypie Waiting to adopt Ticker

Lilypie Waiting to adopt Ticker

Lilypie Waiting to adopt Ticker


Kristi J said... have TONS of stuff to take...very impressive!! I havent even begun to think of all that...I just keep waiting for this referral and then life can go on :) kj

Anonymous said...

Hey, sweetie. Why don't you try calling the airlines themselves and asking for an executive. I have personally known of times when the airlines would forfeit the extra luggage when it was for charity. It is certainly worth a try. Our God is a BIG God and can do all things! I love you, Mom xo

Leah Reeves said...

You sound like us packing for Ethiopia. We took 8 suitecases at 70 lbs. each. We all packed our stuff and Gabre's stuff in our carry on bags.
Hint: use Space Bags, they give you some extra room!

I hope you get your travel dates soon!


Domestic Goddess said...

You have done great collecting stuff, that is awesome! What a blessing all of the goodies will be to the orphanage. I pray that the airlines will be generous and help you guys out as far as getting everything over there without it costing a fortune! I can't wait for you to get the travel date so we can have a true countdown to getting to SEE her! SO EXCITING!!!

Love you guys!

Monica said...

Wow, that's amazing how many donations you have collected. What a blessing! Hoping you get travel news soon!

dan and rachel said...

it's so awesome that you have collected so many donations! the orphans and staff will be blessed by your hard work! thank you!