We wanted to do something for the orphans but since it was like 100 dollars to send a 20 lb package to the orphanage we decided to make infant kits and school kits.
I was thinking we could make just as many as we have supplies for we don't need to make a ton....we just drop them off at the bishops storehouse. The cool thing is they go to kids all over the world and many newborns in very poor countries where these small kits are going to would not even have a blanket to be wrapped in. So if anyone buys any of the things on this list tell me so I can account for it.
On Christmas I was thinking we could just assemble them and it would probably take only half an hour or so. go to http://www.providentliving.org if you need the directions on sewing the blankets or backpacks. heres the basic list
1 school kit needs:
4 unsharpened pencils
1 pencil sharpener
1 box pre-sharpened or unsharpened colored pencils
1 pair scissors
1 rubber eraser
450 pages of paper in notebooks
1 cloth bag
1 double receiving blanket (directions on the website)
4 flat fold cloth diapers (these are the big ones that are thin...not the ones people use for burpcloths)
4 diaper pins
1 pair booties or baby socks
2 bars of ivory type soap
1 newborn layette gown (they don't want footed sleepers they have directions to sew them but it might be easier to buy them)
It seems like these won't be too hard to put together and we can just buy stuff whenever. Addie's really excited to help put them together. Just leave me a message or call me if you get anything so I can write down how much you bought. LOVE YOU ALL...