Wednesday, September 5, 2007

A Special Request


Operation Marine Corps Kids is dedicated to supporting the families or all our service men and women.

While we continue with our regular collections, I am posting today about a special collection that we are organizing for a soldier who is deployed with the Army in Afghanistan. He and his wife are expecting – not just one, but five children!!!

The couple is adopting five children from Ethiopia. The new mom is currently en route to the US with the kids to get their US citizenship, then they will be going to Germany where her husband is based. W
e would like to create a special gift package to welcome them into their new family.

Overnight this family will grow from a couple to a family of seven including six year-old twin girls, 4 year-old boy and girl twins, and a one year-old baby girl. Mom will be on her own with the kids until dad completes his tour of duty.

We will be collecting hand-crafted blankets, toys, hats, scarves, mittens, and sweaters – anything that these kids might need to help them feel welcomed and to help them deal with a climate that is a bit cooler than what they may be used to.

If you are interested in making something for these children, please feel free to e-mail me at delia.mck@gmail.com. While we appreciate all donations, we want to organize this one to ensure that all the kids receive an appropriate number of gifts.

2 comments:

pippa said...

D, what's your timeframe? I'm swamped right now with school starting, but I have some fleece I can do tie-snuggle blankets with. I also sent this to friends who belong to a whole big network of folks who have adopted from Ethiopia. ;)

kathy said...

COUNT ME IN. MY YOUNGEST SON IS ADOPTED. I CAN'T EVEN THINK HOW HARD AND REWARDING IT WOULD BE TO BRING HOME FIVE CHILDREN AT ONCE. AND BE FIRST TIME PARENTS. THEY DO HAVE MY RESPECT AND PRAYERS.