People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Haiti Relief Effort!! You Can Help!!

I have felt so much sadness over this disaster in Haiti along with other disasters that happen all over the world. I always want to help but never end up doing anything unless it is through a church service project.

Well this time I'm not going to sit idly by and just pray that they get some relief over there. I actually want to be proactive. This is where all you bloggers out there come in! I am going to be putting together some hygiene kits and quilts and really need some donations of either items for the kits or money to buy items. I have a button on my side bar that you can donate money (even just a couple dollars) if you don't have time to get the items and send them to me.

Below is a list of the things needed for the hygiene kits and things needed for the quilts. You can send finished kits/quilts or various items in any amounts. d I want to be able to take these items to the LDS Humanitarian Service Center (where they will ship these items for us) by March 13. My goal is 20 quilts and 200 hygiene kits. I don't want to put my address on here but you can email me for my address. joykristal at gmail dot com

Please refer to THIS link for more instructions on the quilts and humanitarian aid kits.

  • Material (cotton, cotton/poly blend, or flannel)

  • 6-8oz bonded batting

  • Gallon size ziplock bag

  • 2 unbreakable combs without sharp handles

  • 4 toothbrushes (in an unopened package)

  • 1 tube of toothpaste (6-8oz, no pumps)

  • 2 bars of soap (3.5-5oz each)

  • 2 hand towels (approx. 15x25 inches)

  • (dish towels and washcloths not acceptable)
Please link this on your blog, facebook, whatever. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, make it a party! Lets spread the word! You can make a difference!


Brock and Rachel said...

I'm definitely going to working on it! I just have a quick question....what does "Dish towels and hand towels not acceptable"?? What type of towel should I put in the hygiene kits?

Kristal said...

Sorry about the typo. It is supposed to be dish towels and washcloths not acceptable.

Skousen Seven said...

What a great idea!! I'm putting it on my blog and facebook page. I'll donate soon!!!

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

That's great you want to help out! Mom is trying to convince me to make a blanket...haha. I will donate in some way, I just don't know yet. I'll let you know.

The Colvins said...

Kristal--this is a great idea!! Count me in!

Kristin said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! You are such a great example! Does next Tuesday work at my house? Let's talk more about this then.

Kelly said...

I just donated. I wish I could be up there doing the dirty work with you. You are amazing!