We thought that it might be nice to add a Christmas in July event that would address the needs of our Moms/Women living in shelters. If you were with us these past 2 years at Christmas, we held a challenge for Christmas Stockings for children. Both years were a huge success thank to you! This year I thought we might add a Christmas in July event that will focus on the moms.
This Christmas, we'd like to be able to send small, personal need packages for the moms along with warm handmade slippers. Most of the women and children living in shelters have had to leave everything behind, and may arrive with just the clothes that they are wearing. A small welcome package with personal care needs can make all the difference in the world to someone that has lost everything.
Simple Personal Care Pouches that will hold all personal care products - See the sample of one that I made easily and quickly.
Facecloths, (each pouch will have a facecloth) as well as all/some of the items below.
Mini - Travel size:
Comb or small brush
Please feel free to include sample toiletries that you've picked up in hotels during your travels. These would be perfect.
How you can help.
1. Send a set of personal care products listed above. These can be found in the travel section of your dept. store or drug stores
2. or...make and send pouches - (approx finished size 7 x 10") if knitting or crocheting pouches, please use cotton thread so the pouch can be used as a bath mit, eliminating the need for a facecloth.
3. or... Pledge/Send $1.00 Postage Stamps to help ship slippers, stockings, and kits.
4. or... donate new or handmade washcloths. (please use cotton thread)
5. or... donate ribbons for the drawstring pouches.
6. or... donate sample (hotel) toiletries that you have collected in your travels.
7. If you'd like to pledge an entire kit, that would be ok too.
I'm excited about adding these kits for the moms. Will you pledge today? E-mail Your Pledge!
I'd like to thank Norma Wampler for the beautiful cotton knit facecloth that she contributed for the very first kit! (see photos)