Earlier this week I mentioned having a friend who makes layettes from Lutheran World Relief. I had said I know many of you are garage salers and enjoy helping out worthy projects. I said that if you were inclined, my friend it looking for gowns similar to these with no feet.
I also mentioned that flannel sheets are needed as well.
I had several people write and were curious about the Layettes that my friend puts together for Lutheran World Relief.
These are the items that are included in each kit… The items can be gently used but shouldn’t have stains and shouldn’t need repair. If you would use it on your own child, then it can be used in these kits.
When I am out and about, I always collect things with making these kits in mind. I collect the items and pass them on to my friend.
The things that are hardest to find are diapers and four are needed so she opts to use flannel sheets and makes them into diapers. It doesn’t matter if they are printed or not.
Another hard thing to find is sleepers without feet so my friend often sews baby gowns. It’s a very labor-intensive thing to do.
There are others that like me who look for things that help, but she makes many kits each year so much is needed. What is given to her, she buys herself.
I just thought if any of you are garage salers and want to look, you sure can. I know if I’m looking for something it makes garage saling more fun.
This same friend is super active in several other charity efforts including putting together school kits
and health kits
all for Lutheran World Relief.
Sewing kits can also be made. HERE are the instructions of what is needed for them.
She does boxes for Samaritan’s Purse and makes wheelchair quilts for the Veterans. She is a great lady who I greatly admire. I keep telling her I want to be like her when I grow up.
If anyone wants to help my friend put together kits by donating, that’s great. You can send the goodies to me and I will sort them into boxes for each type of kit and then pass them on to her. That will save her one step of having to do the sorting.
This is my address:
111 2nd Ave NE
Waucoma, IA 52171
I know all of you do the same kind of things I do…accidentally buy a soft bristle tooth brush but you don’t like soft bristle so you still have it and wonder what to do with it. If it’s in the original packaging, feel free to send it my way and I’ll get it to Lana. She’ll get it into a kit.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Lutheran World Relief. They originated as a Luthern based organization but they serve and help people of any religious background. No items are given to needy with the expectation that they have to do anything to get it. They don’t have to become Lutheran or do any type of thing like that. If they are in need, LWR will try to help.
They are one of the best rated charitable organizations in that the money that is give really goes to the charity endevours not to the over paid executives.
I come from a line of family that supports Lutheran World Relief. Although I can’t do all the work I once did for them. I can support Lana who is doing a lot of the heavy lifting. She’s truly a force to be reckoned with.