St. Jude's is awesome! I am sure many of you have seen the benefits and ads on TV from celebrities asking you to support St. Jude's...well...I am no Jennifer Anniston or Marlo Thomas but I, too, am asking for you to participate in the amazing-ness that is St. Jude's. Located in Memphis, TN I will be visiting the hospital in January to deliver items necessary to bettering the lives of the children and their families who are patients there. St. Jude relies on donations and volunteers to to keep programs functioning and supplies available. And remember, it is not just a local hospital. St. Jude benefits children from all over the country...your donations could very well benefit someone from your own community.
Though many items are needed I am gathering items for
If you are so sick and have to stay in bed...what is one of the only things you can do? ...sleep yes...but watching movies helps pass the time and can even bring laughs and smiles amidst the suffering.
Please send NEW RELEASE DVDS for children and teens.
**Must be wrapped in original packaging. No used movies please.
** Ratings G, PG, and PG-13 only. I would shoot for the first two.
**Dupilcate DVDs are just fine...one patient might want to watch a movie
in their room, while another patient would like the exact same movie
in their room.
** There are lots of 5.00 dvds at walmart and
**don't forget Hannah Montana,The Suite Life, Wizards..etc
Phineas and Ferb
** Nick Jr...Dora, Diego, Wonderpets, Wow Wow Wubzy, etc
** Nick...Spongebob, iCarly, Zoey 101
**Any DVDs not taken by St. Jude's will be delievered to a local shelter or children's
home. All donations will be appreciated by someone!!!
Next, I am gathering supplies to put together crafts projects. The children do crafts daily and are always looking for new projects.** Gallon Zip-Lock Bags...any brand with the "zip"
** Stickers...ANY KIND
** Crayons...the smaller boxes are easiest.
** Colored pencils...the smaller count boxes are perfect
** Markers...again the same thing..smaller count are perfect
** Popsicle sticks
** Foam pieces and stickers
** Construction Paper or Card Stock...all colors and sizes
** Safety Scissors (in original packaging only)
** String, Wire, Small rope
** Paint brushes all sizes
** Watercolors in original packaging
** Glue Sticks
** Anything Scrapbooking
** Any of the Crayola packs...the special markers and paper,
craft packs, etc.
St. Jude's does not take Play-Doh, glitter, food items such as noodles or beans...but local shelters and homes will if that is something you want to send.
**NOTE** Oriental Trading.com has craft packs and you can find them at amazingly low prices. Remember I am delivering in January so make them appropriate for that time of year...Valentine's Day would be a great them. Go through Ebates.com first and you will get cash back on your purchase!
Please send all items to:
E-mail me for the shipping address. :)
Questions? Email me at email@example.com
If you can help in anyway...large or small please do!! I know some are not in a position to donate expensively...but even if you can just put a packet of stickers in an envelope and send them it will be so appreciated! Many of these items can be found at the dollar stores...so you don't have to buy name brand or spend a ton.
I would just be beyond thrilled if everyone who reads this can send at least ONE thing! I will be taking pictures of the process and share with you in January the delivery. Be a part of it with me! I want all my friends there with me!
Thanks in advance! Love you all!