Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Second Shipment DELIVERED and hygiene month for May

Our second shipment of donations was delivered to Haddassah's Hope on Monday. We are so excited about how many people are continuing to be involved and help collect donations for the children of Kaz!
May is a very important month for the children. It is all about their basic needs.
Here are some suggestions on hygiene products (they are not limited to this and if you have any more ideas, leave us a comment or email us):

Wash cloths
Baby wash
Diaper rash cream
Dental Floss
Feminine hygiene
Hair brush/comb

Thank you to everyone that continues to support us!!!
Cookbooks are here, don't forget to purchase yours!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Thank You and Board of Directors

Thank you to The Elrod Family (IL), Nancy's Place (MO), The Stevens Family (MO), The McNab Family (MN), The Sarduy Family (FL) and a family in Franklin, MA. We are sending out another shipment today. We have as many boxes as we did last time and we are so excited for the kids in Kaz to receive their stuff. Just picture their faces! We wish we could send them all a family but unfortunately that is not possible, so we will send them some hope and love in a box of things to call their own!

Our cookbooks are in! We received half of our order today and the other half will be here early next week. As soon as we have the complete order we will begin to ship your books! Here's a sneak peak:

Also this week we have elected a Board of Directors. We have five women that have accepted and are waiting on one woman to respond. If everybody accepts we will have 8 people on our Board including Kim and I. We will announce their names and also have a link to read all about them. Thank you ladies for accepting these responsibilities. We look forward to working closely with you all to make Two Hearts for Hope the best it can be! Our first meeting will have lots on the agenda!

This is what we have collected in April so far:
Art Supplies

Don't forget to purchase your cookbook if you haven't already done so. Also we are now accepting monetary donations if you would rather us shop for you just let us know and we will. Quarter tubes are here so email us if you would like some!!

Remember Coats for April and Hygiene products in May!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Thank you this week to...

The Keogh Family (Canada), The Woods Family (CA), The Baker Family (MO), The Lane Family (CT), The Segebarth Family (MO) and a special thank you to Nancy's Place (MO). Nancy's Place is a consignment clothing shop here in Lebanon that sells gently used and new children's items. They keep stuff for 2 months and then they donate everything that doesn't sell to a local charity. I visited with them last week and they said that we could come every Monday to pick out what we want before she donates the items. Thank you Shirlene.

We did our first presentation on Two Hearts this morning at church. Thank you to everybody at Southern Heights Christian Church (Lebanon, MO) for getting involved. We gave out about 25 quarter tubes and several people took a donation of the month list!

"One church, one family, one person can make a difference!"

Remember coats for April!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Would you go the quarter mile for an orphan?

Hadassah’s Hope has started the Quarter Mile program to help offset the costs of adoption as well as bless the children in Kazakhstan.

Did you know that if you took a quarter and stacked it end to end for a mile it would be over $16,000? That would be an amazing way to offset the cost of 10 international adoptions along with supporting the orphans.

We are asking that you join us in partnering with them to fill at least 1 tube. Pass the word along to your family, friends, churches or businesses.

We will send you a tube to fill with quarters. This will equal about $15. Think of the difference you could make if you just looked under your sofa or in your car for quarters!

For more information and to get your tube(s) please email us at hope4kazorphans@aol.com . If you ordered a cookbook already and want a quarter tube, please let us know we and will ship them together to save on extra shipping costs.

Thank you this week to The Rauch Family (CT), The Montoro Family (CT), The Woods Family (CA), The Cohen Family (CT), and The Bilbro Family (TN).

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Weekly Thank you and April donations

Only 11 days left to pre-order your cookbook. This will save you $2.00 per book for shipping so make sure you purchase them now. We are so excited for you to finally see them. We have sold over 175 books so far and they haven't even printed yet. It is very exciting to see the response already!!

This week we have received donations from The Reinhoehl Family (IL), The Kudwa Family and church (MI), The Frake Family and Premier Agendas (WA), The Gladu Family (MA), The Blackburn Family (AL), The Bilbro Family (TN), The Bell Family (TN) and The Bukva Family (VA). Thank you to everybody this week!! We are always amazed at the outpouring of love from everyone.

We wanted to share this email from Hadassah's Hope:

Hey Kim and Stacy,
"Thought I would update you on the progress of the entire donation you sent. I finished sorting all the boxes and re-boxing them, and there are 11 boxes of items. The boxes are 62” if you add length width and height. (Which makes them ready to go on the airplane) Thank you, thank you, and thank you for all your help. Everything was great! I made some boxes that would be for winter, so we will send them in September, just in time for winter. Everything was wonderful, and everyone kept coming in the warehouse and saying what great stuff was donated and how much brand new stuff was there. Thank you for all your hard work and Thank you to everyone that was involved!"
Leaving his legacy,

Wow 11 boxes in one month and I think we have about that much to send out again already. We don't know quiet how to Thank all of you for helping us make a difference. We could not do this without you!!!!!

Check this out, This is what we have received in just 8 days!!


Remember April is coat month

We are working on a special project for Christmas for the orphans, once we get all of the things worked out we will let you know! Be looking for details!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Final March donation count!

Following is the final March donation count:

2~Baby shampoo

All we can say is WOW! What a month we have had.

Remember April is coat month. It is the perfect time to buy coats on sale!! Coats are very important to the children in Kazakhstan because the winters are very cold and if they don't have proper outwear the orphanages will not let them go outside. Please consider donating today!
Remember the donations of the month are only an outline for the children's basic needs. If you want to donate something that is in another month or not on the list please feel free to do so.

Thank you to the Stevens Family(MO) for their donation yesterday. What a great way to end the month!