Plans have changed on the date we will send a container to Haiti. It will now take place on July 29th! As usual, John and I will be apart for our wedding anniversary and he will be in the States loading this container to send to Haiti! This year will be our 44th year of marriage. We will have to celebrate when he returns to Haiti. It seems like every year one of us is in the States working and very seldom are we together!
God's Littlest Angels has a warehouse in Colorado Springs that is full of food, furniture, and medical items to send to Haiti. We have enough to fill a 40 foot container part way but need your help to fill it the rest of the way with items we desperately need in Haiti! My daughter, Kate, and granddaughters, Keirstyn and Lilly, along with other volunteers have been working in the warehouse helping to get things ready for the container to be packed and shipped. Here Keirstyn is taking air out of donated sports balls on their way to the orphanage.
Many of the items that we need are difficult to find in Haiti. Recently, Dixie on a trip to the States filled 3 suitcases with Soy formula because we could not find any in Haiti. None of our normal sources had received any new shipments and they were sold out. Unfortunately, we have several small infants who can only drink soy formula. She was able to bring 56 of the 36 oz cans from Target back into Haiti. Thankfully, she happened to have scheduled her trip at just the right time!
We would like to fill this container the rest of the way with Infant Formula, diapers, skin lotion, soap, rice and bean, school supplies, paper supplies, and anything you would want to donate from our needs list would be greatly appreciated.
We also need donations to help pay the cost of shipping a container and getting it out of customs. The cost is approximately $15,000. This breaks down to just over $6 per mile. Can you help by paying for 10 or 20 miles or more?
You can order items for the container through Target, Walmart, Smile.Amazon.com, and Dollar Tree. If you order from Target, Walmart, or Dollar Tree, you can have items shipped to the Colorado Springs stores and we can pick them up without any shipping charges! Amazon Smile will ship them and GLA can earn funds for every dollar spent. Please register at www.smile.amazon.com and select God's Littlest Angels so that anytime you purchase something through the Amazon Smile site, you are making a donation to GLA!
Our projected date for sending the container is July 29. Please help us get supplies to Haiti! Choose some items from the list HERE and donate them for the container today! To donate funds, please click the button below, Select One Time and Monthly General Donations and in Remarks to GLA write Container. Thanks so much!
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Posted on Wed, July 6, 2016
by Dixie Bickel filed under