Just a quick reminder: Tomorrow is Orphan Sunday. What part will you play in making the world a better place for children.
I was so excited to get such a positive response when I wrote about what we are going to try to do for the kids for this Christmas.
For all of you who would like to participate in our Every Child Needs Their Own Space campaign (that was a mouthful....we need a better name) I am posting details below. I'll also be putting up a page this week with ongoing care package needs and ideas along with shipping information.
For the boxes we're looking for items that the kids can play with in their bedrooms for quiet play. Things like action figures, plastic animals, paper dolls (I think they make vinyl ones now...), I Spy books (or similar books that have lots of detailed pictures), toy cars, etc etc.
We have 6 girls and 5 boys who will be receiving these boxes. They are between 3-5 years old.
Things like playdoh, paint sets or other art items would be great to receive but not for this box project. These boxes should be filled with things the kids can pull out and put back easily with no big mess.
Our address here in the village is P.O Box 750007, Kazembe, Luapula, Zambia. (there is no zip code)
We have found that small packages (shoebox or similar) are the easiest to come through. Also, writing a scripture somewhere on the outside of the package helps keep people honest. :)
The plastic, individual plastic boxes themselves will be purchased here in Zambia so if you would rather just donate toward that you can click on the donate button up there in the right-hand corner. Mention in the memo section that you are donating toward the Christmas project.
Thank you so much for taking time to consider helping with this project. We look forward to a really happy Christmas this year!