Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Some people have been asking what we still need donated for our upcoming Swazi trip.

Swaziland Elysa with little girls at Fikile's framed

They are interested in sending over items that the carepoint kids, missionaries, etc. need or have requested just to make life a little easier. For some of the kids, these donations are HUGE needs such as school supplies. For others, like the missionaries serving there, little things like a new book or chocolate chips, give them that loving boost when they are missing home or feeling discouraged.

There are also a couple of things that we need to help us with our trip.

If you are one of those interested in donating any of these items, please let me know so we'll make sure we don't get duplicates or too many of one thing and not enough of another.

I am putting initials or names by some of the items so I can keep up with who the items are for. I am also putting an X by the items when we have gotten them and no longer need them. There is still time to ship things to us if you don't live locally.

*pencils (Bheveni Carepoint)

*pens (Bheveni)

*loose leaf notebook paper (Bheveni)

*books by Francine Rivers (NM)

*pancake mix (NM)

*mint gum (NM)

*Clean, classic books such as ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, HENTY books, etc. --- NO references to magic, witches, the occult, etc. (Bheveni and others)

*Christian fiction --- young adult, children's, and adult (Bheveni and others)

*Children's picture books --- no references to anything magical (Bheveni and others)

*Christian music cds (for missionaries and Swazi staff)

*Colored Construction paper (carepoints and missionary kids)

*Mp3 player, any brand (TM)

*Twizzlers (DD) X

*Chocolate Chips (ID)

*People magazine --- this missionary says that old copies are fine, too (ID) X

*Elastic waisted skirts (HN, carepoint gogos, teachers, and others)

*Blue jeans in size 8 or 10 (HN)

*Solid Stick Deod/Anti-perspirant (HN)

*Pepperoni - the kind that doesn't have to be refrigerated til after it is opened (JP)

*Laptop Computer - To be used by house parent at an orphan home (HFNM)

*PS2 - for boys at an orphan home (HFNM)

*Pecan Roll --- that candy thing that is white on the inside and rolled in chopped pecans (HJS)

*Bananagram Word Game (HJS)

*Monopoly Deal card game (HJS)

*Baby dolls (especially dark-skinned ones)

*Small toys such as Hot Wheels cars, balloons, plastic animals, balls, jump ropes, Happy Meal prizes, etc.

*Vacuum-air-out bags so we can fit more stuff in less space (for us to use on trip)

*Rolling carry-on bags (for us to use on trip)

These items do NOT have to be new. Books still read even if they've been read a dozen times. GUM, on the other hand, needs to be UNchewed. ;)

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