We are excited to get this new Club year rolling! Here are a few reminders:
Please hand out the Halloween boxes to your family and friends. These boxes are to collect change during trick-or-treating in support of UNICEF. Boxes will be available at the September meeting.
We will be using 1 yard of lightweight cotton, non-flammable fabric, plain or printed, per child’s hospital gown. Lynda has the gown pattern that we will use. Extra material or smaller pieces will be used to make the “no-no arm bands” to protect the IV site from children’s curious hands.
If you would like more information on the program as a whole, visit http://www.operationsmile.org/content/community-fundraising-and-service-projects.
We are searching for a local veteran or military family that can work with to do a service project that will demonstrate our appreciation for their service. We would like to help them according to their needs, which could mean a service project, monetary donation, or event sponsoring them for some much-needed R&R with their family. Please contact Kim Funderburg or Lynda Pope with their contact info, backstory, and willingness to participate.
Operation Christmas Child
We have already begun collecting items for Operation Christmas Child Please bring them to the next meeting or drop off at Kim or Lynda’s house. SWC is providing the official Operation Christmas Child boxes, so we only need to collect things to stuff in the boxes:
- Toys: dolls, cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls
- School Supplies: pens, pencils/sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar-powered calculators, coloring and picture books
- Non-liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soaps, combs, washcloths
- Clothing and Accessories: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips/bows, jewelry, watches
Do not include used or damaged items, war-related items (toy guns, toy knives, military figures), chocolate or food items, liquids, lotions, medications or vitamins, aerosol cans, glass or breakable items.
These gift boxes are for boys and girls, ages 2 to 14.
Kimberly Funderburg and Lynda Pope
Co-Chairs, International Outreach Department