Monday, April 26, 2010

Going to Haiti

WOO HOO!!!!!!!

I am going to HAITI!!
In August!!

I am going with a group and we will be working in a *tent city*.

I am soooo excited!!

There will be a lot of work to do and I am ready for the challenge!!

One of the things we will be doing is handing out birthing kits to the pregnant mommies!!

This is the list of items needed for the kits:

1 shower curtain
1 bar of soap (hotel size)
1 pair of sharp scissors
1 shoe lace (sterile)
3 pairs of sterile gloves
30 alcohol swabs
4 gauze squares (4x4)
1 Receiving blanket
1 pair of newborn socks
1 onesie
4 maxi pads
2.5 gallon zip lock bag

The shower curtain, onsie, blanket and socks should be lighter weight so purchasing these items from the dollar store is best.

Other items needed are:
Soccer balls, footballs, basketballs (must be inflatable!!!)
Please NO solid balls that can’t be deflated!
Water Purification Tablets
Cough MedicineTylenol (adult/Children) PILL FORM PLEASE NO LIQUID
Diarrhea Medicine
Anti-Acid Tablets (Tums)
Yeast infection cream
Neosporin (generic is fine)
Lice cream
sterile gloves
beef jerky
Spam (ect.)
All medicine should be in pill form if possible. Liquid is too heavy to carry and can leak!!
We also need monetary donations to purchase rice in Haiti
school tuition of 15 children $150. for the year
(includes books, uniform and classes)

If you would like to donate birthing kits or any other items on the list for me to deliver, please email me and I will send you my address!! I am hoping to have 2 suitcases full of donations!!