Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Pay It Forward and Books for Gabe - Two Ways to Give!!
From Ashley's blog
This is the list for one basket. We learned there are actually 44 rooms, so multiply the list by 44 and we'll have what we need. :)
1 Box of Granola Bars
2 Trail Mix (Personal Size)
2 Goldfish (Personal Size)
6 Fruit Leather (At Costco you can get a box with 48 individual leathers for under $10)
Small Eye Drops (Visine)
3 Pens & Journal
Fleece Blanket for the parents (47" x 57" OR 42" x 52"- Try and go for the bigger one :) )
2 Pairs of Socks (preferably with grips on the bottom)
Small lotion (non-scented if possible)
If you feel there is something else you could donate that we haven't thought of, feel free to send it.
*We're in process of setting up a Paypal account, we're hoping to have it up and running in the next few days.
*All donations or packages can be sent to
1198 Pleasant View
Rexburg, ID 83440
Please note - the originally goal was 44 bags but due to the huge response already they have raised their goal to 200 bags!! Please click here for an update with additional information and instructions. They have created a seperate blog to keep updated about this project so make sure and check it out. There is also now an option just to donute money toward the project as well
the Saville Family Blog and this little guy above passed away while watching TV with his brother. He was a perfectly healthy little boy and it came as a total shock to the family. Again, his birthday is approaching and in order to "do something" instead of just feeling the pain, his mom is organizing Books For Gabes which you can read about! The books will be donated to a local hospital so they are looking for books for all ages of kids. I love to read and I love reading to my kids. Think of how books could help parents and sick little kids to pass the time in the hospital. From personal experience, when I spent 6 weeks in the hospital - bags of books my sister-in-law brought me helped the long days go by. (If you send the book without any correspondence, you can send it media mail which is super cheap!)
So - as Thanksgiving approaches and we focus more on giving than on getting - what are you willing to do? I will be Paying it Forward in memory of both of these little angels.