Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ready to go!

November 21, 2013

Wow!  You guys are amazing.  Thanks to so many friends, family and neighbors, we really did it!  We have packed 600 pounds of dental supplies!!  It was so amazing to see it all pour in.  The kids did an incredible job gathering supplies at Middlesex, Rogers and St. Johns Church.  We can thank our neighbors, our hockey teams, my CBS group and the list keeps going.  We had help from AmeriCares (@AmeriCares) Darien YMCA, and Colgate.

We are truly blessed by your generosity and are humbled to be serving with the entire family with such an amazing group through EthiopiaSmile.  I hope to update throughout the week, so keep coming back!  Last time I was only able to post words while we were gone, but I uploaded the pictures when we returned, so don't worry, we will have pictures!

For now, here's what we're looking at:

Loads and loads of toothbrushes and toothpaste
 40 pounds of baby formula heading straight to the government orphanage where Sophie lived for 5-6 weeks thanks to generous donors and Brighton Their World.
 5 50-pound army duffles, 7 huge suitcases scored at Good Will filled with 50-pounds of goods each, 6 carry-on suitcases with our own clothes, etc and a dining room table FILLED with other goodies that have yet to be packed!
 The signs that were set up around town.
The great t-shirts that we received the other day.

 The Darien Y Kids Care Club at their inaugural meeting where they collected loads of donations for our trip.
We start our 24-hour journey tomorrow afternoon, so stay tuned!

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