He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young
. {Isaiah 40:11}

24 January 2011

Baby Bundles for Haiti

My dear cousin, Jake, and his wife, Wendy, have taken on a beautiful task since the earthquakes of 2010. Jake and Wendy had the intention of starting their own orphanage in honor of their daughter, whom they lost tragically during the summer of 2009. Through their research it became clear that many of the orphanages already existing in the area desperately need assistance and they opted to work to bring the current facilities back to working order and even improve them to fulfill their mission.

Sometimes missions and projects like this seem so far away and easy for others but, in this case, the reality is that you can get involved. As always, your monetary support is welcome and you can check out their site for more information. However, this time there is another way you can get involved. Wendy is collecting Baby Bundles between now and the first week of March to bring down for the orphanages and for new mommies in the surrounding villages. If you are interested in donating items, you can do so in the New England area by getting in contact with me or, if you're in the Delmarva area, by connecting with Wendy through their site. If you'd like to donate funds for Wendy to purchase the items you can send your $15-20 donation to: 
65 Knights Island Rd. Earleville, MD  21919 or, again,  through their site.

If you want an excuse to shop, the ingredients are as follows...
2 receiving blankets
2 infant hats
1 pkg small onesies
1 bar of baby soap
1 bottle of hand sanitizer
1 baby rattle
Place all items in the center of one of the receiving blankets. Use the sides to "wrap" it like a present. Use a ribbon or a string to wrap around the bundle to secure it. Please be sure to remove all tags, stickers, and packaging. Also, place the hand sanitizer in a small ziplock bag. All items should be new or gently used.

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