Every year I do a “Christmas in July” for the orphans I support in South Africa by sending them a huge package full of items to carry them through their winter. However, this year I am taking my lovely adopted niece (Amy) to meet them in April. We have been given a list of items requested from the orphanages.
Any items you would like to donate need to be to me NO LATER THAN 16March. We are leaving in early April, but I have an extremely busy work schedule in March & need time to be able to pack all the items up, get waivers for extra luggage from my job (so I need to know how much I am transporting), and be able to coordinate with my niece for items she will be collecting in Southern California.
“Sinethemba” is an orphanage I have sent items to, visited, and adopted as my own family because of the love we all share. The house has rooms that have been added on to accomodate all the children. The “mom” (Sharon) broke down each room with the kids names and any special requests. The items I have already obtained have been removed from the original list. Please leave a comment on here or email me if you are going to be sending anything still being requested.
PINK GIRLS ROOM……. All girly girls : Buhle (14) , Britney (10) , Arlette (11) Teenage magazines, hot tamales and nail polish
BLUE GIRLS ROOM…… Calm room : Sonja (19) , Palesa (4) , Danielle (8) Kids story books , chocolates , lolly pops and coloring books
ORANGE GIRLS ROOM ….. Growed up young ladies : Madison (21) , Jane (21) Any book by Steve McCurry (photographer) & Reeses peanut butter cups
PURPLE GIRLS ROOM ……. Justin Bieber fans : Lara (11), Thembi (11) , Portia (10) Lip gloss, deodorants, nail varnish, funky stationery
RED SOCCER BOYS ROOM….. The boys Lebo (6) , Leon (14) , Smanga (9) any boy stuff, socks
TURQUOISE GIRLS ROOM….. Funky chicks : Nadine (18) , Bianca (16) , Margaret (15) Funky stuff for hair (Hair coloring, scrunchies, clips, barretts, pony tail holders), and nails
BROWN ROOM……The brown guys : Anthony and Thulani : Marine fish tank books, Popular Mechanics mags
GREEN RONDAVEL….. Grown up guys : Jacob and Xolani Socks , soap on a trope & ties
THE FOLKS …….. parental units : Grant and Sharon peace and quiet and a hug from ROBIN !!!!!!
Special requests I have that were not included in Sharon’s list above are :
music (any cd’s you may have), American Chocolate (like Hersheys, Rochero Ferrero’s, Twix, or your favorite!), bras, hats, gloves, scarves. Learning aids like flash cards and pictures to hang in a classroom. Soap, lotion, perfume, or cologne (you know, the bottles that are half empty that you don’t use anymore).
Any items we take that are not used at Sinethemba or are extra, will be taken to Mpumelelo Day Care or Norah’s Creche. Gosh, I just cannot wait to see these children .. or share this amazing adventure with my Sunshine. Now, I am praying for the proper days off in the month of April for this volunteer vacation, attending a retirement ceremony for a hero in the Air Force, and at the end of the month meeting some of my Marines at a Memorial service for their fallen. It’s going to be an incredibly busy month of flying for work in between those commitments, but I am so beside myself with excitement, I just can’t help but bounce off the walls. hehehe
Please send items to me:
PO Box 122037
Covington, KY 41012-2037