Friday, April 18, 2008


Our church family has blessed us with incredible donations. While Steve was gone I started working on packing the donations into the duffle bags. I started with one huge bag and loaded it with the donations. I couldn't lift the thing. I tried. I tried again. I stepped onto the scale trying to manipulate myself with this monstorous bad, but it wouldn't work. I now have a hitch in my get-a-long. (Is that how you say it?)

Steve got home and he tried to lift it. It was hard for him. He decided that it must have weighed 100lbs. No wonder I couldn't weigh myself and the bag! He had an idea. We would take the donations out and divvy them up between the two bags and fill the rest with clothing. We are just at 50lbs for each bag with the new donations. No room for used clothing in those bags!

Donations include handmade fleece blankets, handmade crib quilts, crib sheets, twin sheets, bath towels, washcloths, Desitin, baby pins, cloth diapers, rubber pants, socks, vaseline, lotion, hand sanitizer, Neosporin, band-aids, itch-creme, wipes, wipes, and more wipes, children's vitamins, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and more.

Thank you Mapleview family!!!

So now we have this huge tub of used clothing. We might take an extra bag and pay the $50 to take it with us and put gently used clothing in it for KVI orphanges. They need clothing ages 4-12. I was thinking I'll load the biggest clothes first and work down to the baby clothes.

After all the donations are packed I can make their bed! We've been storing some of the stuff up there so Anna & Adah can't get into it. After the bed is made then I can pack their clothes and my clothes. Can you believe we're leaving tomorrow? Yikes!

1 comment:

  1. Cant believe your leaving tomorrow... how long you going to stay? Sounds like you have everything down-pat, and a great assortment of donations. Hope you have baggage handlers once you get there, I bet the girls are getting all excited too. I almost forgot pick up a box of Cranberry Tabs that would be in the same section with the UTI products. Don't want you to take sick... I said the Rosary especially for you this morning.

    God Bless you all

    Take care have a great Trip Peace & Love