Relief Share volunteers have been very active in taking care of the sick and needy this August. There were city wide garage sales to go to for supplies and new items like coloring books, crayons, toys, and clothing. Many hands make light work and beautiful donations arrived at Relief Share home office to be taken to where they were needed the most.
One of the really fun donations arriving lately were the tiny baby outfits and sleepers with beautifully handmade matching hats! Thanks to Minerva, for her loving kindness for the little babies we love and serve, she makes gorgeous baby items out of the prettiest colors.
Relief Share volunteers managed to find a business closing out and bought scads of onesies and newborn baby outfits for the hospital maternity unit. A donated wooden cradle was given to a church nursery for their toddlers. A box of school supplies full pencil crayons, masking tape, stapler, pencils, rulers and coloring crayons went to a local elementary teacher for her class.
Another way that folks help Relief Share get the supplies need is to shop on our Ebay auctions where 100% of the auctions go to Relief Share to help the sick and needy.
Volunteers spend long hours writing auctions, packing auctions and dealing with ebay customers to make sure it is a win/win for everyone involved.
Relief Share has three flea market booths donated for our use. It takes a lot of work to fill the booths and keep them tidy and clean. You will find unusual items in the booths, much of it donated from the founder’s home and their extended family loves to donate items for the booths as well. Recently a purge of the linen closet yielded up lots of unused sheets that were no longer needed since the kids have grown up and moved away, so they were tagged at $2 a piece and sold at the flea market so folks who needed them in the community could get them for a low price for their families. Not everyone needs a donation, but they can use a little help stretching their budget, so our flea market booth helps with that.
Where does it all go? Who needs our donations? This week donations were taken to Texas County Memorial Hospital to the maternity wing (baby clothing, bedding, and essentials), emergency department (comfort toys, coloring books, crayons, toy cars, etc), a teacher at the Houston Elementary School (school supplies), a local church nursery (a donated wooden cradle for the toddlers), and some individual donations of baby clothing and household goods.
You can help! Clean out your closets for a good cause and send the boxes and packages to Relief Share, 6078 Lundy Rd, Houston, MO 65483-2225. We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit registered with the IRS and donations are tax deductible. Please include your name and mailing address in the donations so we can send you a thank you letter/tax receipt along with our gratitude and love.
We enjoy serving Gods tiniest children and their families and love to have you join our Relief Share family!
God bless the hands and hearts who put their love in action.