Sunday, July 1, 2012

Upcoming needs

I spent some time this afternoon packing up gift bundles for the babies.  It's a rewarding task as I get to see all the beautiful things our crafters make, and mix and match them to create special gifts.

What you see in the photo is 29 gifts that I wrapped today.

Just this weekend I received a request for gifts for a military baby shower in Washington State.  250 families will be attending.  The gifts that I bundled today are just a tiny portion of what we hope to supply for the baby shower.  In addition, we'll receive more requests from bases like 29 Palms, Miramar, Camp Lejune and Quantico. 

The babies keep arriving, and our need for your donations continues to be strong.  Because our donors are so dedicated, we have reached thousands of families.

Marine Corps Kids will accept donations of any new, hand-crafted baby items.  We need blankets, sweaters, booties, hats, bibs, burp cloths, toys and more.  We tend to receive many hats and blankets, but are always in need of booties, bibs, sweaters and toys.  We are very happy to accept and distribute whatever it is that you enjoy making for the babies, so please continue to be generous.  Everything sent in goes to a military family, and they appreciate your gifts so much.

On a personal note, I want to thank all our wonderful crafters.  If ever I get depressed or discouraged, I go to my Marine Corps Kids prep room (the spare bedroom where I collect your gifts and bundle them) and look at all the love.  When so much of what we see and hear on the news is bad, I feel privileged to be connected with so many wonderful, giving people who choose to support our military families.  Thank you all for your continued support, and for allowing me to coordinate this wonderful project that we have created together!


Kate said...

And let's not forget about the biggest and bestest volunteer of them all... YOU!! I bow down to your worminess... you rock!!

Karen I. said...

Your bundles look great! When's the shower?

Wormie said...

Thank you so much, Kate, but when I see all the beautiful things that people send in, I know that my part in this is pretty small. It's something that I really love to do!

Wormie said...

Karen, the shower is is early October, so we still have time to craft for all the families.

Today I received a request for 20 bundles for Camp Pendleton as well.

We're going to need a lot of baby gifts!!!

I'm knitting a blanket for Marine Corps Kids now, and I know that when we all work together we'll be able to meet the demand! :)