Saturday, February 16, 2008

Overwhelmed with your generosity~ UPDATED 2/17

We don't even know what to say or how to thank everybody for their kindness and generosity. This week we have collected over 175 pairs of shoes. We now have 185 pairs of shoes waiting to go to Kazakhstan. Stacy's bestfriend's mom, Marcia, owns a shoe store and donated 109 pairs of tennis shoes. We also got boxes from Julie (Ohio), Ann (Indiana), Jessica (Georgia) and Kim (California). We are so completely overwhlemed. There is just no way to thank everybody for their kindness. As we sorted through everything, I just kept picturing the kids faces as they open a box with a new pair of shoes in it. We were talking about how we remembered as children being soooo excited to get a new pair of shoes and we got them often. Can you imagine how it will feel to get a new pair of shoes, especially if they have never received a new pair? We have also already started to get sleepers and pajamas for next months donation! Thank you Julie for the onesies and hats, they will definitely come in handy since they have 15 layers on in the baby home. Ann you are too much, thank you for sending all of the diapers and clothes! Stacy found pajamas on sale at Old Navy yesterday and bought them for next months boxes.

We want to say a HUGE thank you to everybody and let you know that we are grateful for your support. We started this ministry so that we could not only take care of the children that will soon find their forever families but those children that will never get a chance to be adopted. We know that each one of these children were a part of God's Perfect plan and precious creation and we intend on making their lives a little better. Together, we can make a difference!!!!!! THANK YOU AGAIN!!

Update~People have asked if it is too late to send shoes or when was the cut off for sending shoes. We wanted to tell everyone that it is never too late and we will take any donation whenever you want to send them. We set up a different monthly donation because we thought it would easier for people to focus on one thing at a time. We will ship our stuff the first week of every month. So February's donation will go out the first week in March, etc. If you miss the shipment we will send your donations in the next months shipment. Also, don't forget to look at the months ahead when you are out gathering donations, I noticed today that the winter pajamas and coats went on clearance. :-)

March~pj's and sleepers, April~coats, May~hygiene products


?MomOf4? said...

What is the deadline for sending shoes? I noticed Walmart has shoes on clearance for $3 a pair. Thought I might pick some up and send them to you if it is not too late. (doing a post about end of season clearance sales might be a good idea to sort of put the idea in peoples heads)

McMary said...

I was also wondering the deadline for shoes and socks. I just picked some up today and plan to get them in the mail Tuesday.
Thank you for all you are doing--without your generosity and willingness to coordinate this, we wouldn't have a place to send donations to.

Susan said...

How awesome you got all the new tennis shoes! My box should arrive there early this week.
CUTEST BOOTS from Target ever. :)

you are so right, I STILL love to get new shoes. :)
When i was a kid, you always had to "wear them home".
I"m so glad you are doing this. You ladies are truly a blessing.

Today's lesson at church (I teach Sunday school-in charge of k-3) was "giving back" and how it's hard to give up things for God, but he will pay you back way more than you give up.
You ladies embody that spirit for us.

Thad & Ann said...

Im SO glad you two started this ministry, I love being able impact the boys' birth country, how wonderful was the lady who donated 100+ shoes!!! Thats so incredible.

Chris & Michelle Sapp said...

I have my box ready to it too late?

Kristan and Mark said...

Incredible!! Absoulutely incredible!!

Chris and Gretchen said...

Oh, I'm so happy! You should be getting my box any day now.

Kristan and Mark said...

For anyone interested.....

I went to Target yesterday,

I found some socks, tights and underwear for around $1.98

Also winter hats for 1.98

Walmart also had clothes on Clearance for $3.00

Hope it's okay, but I'm just going to send my box with future donations now.