******UPDATE!!!! WE HAVE REACHED THE $1,000 GOAL IN JUST 6 HOURS......PRAISE GOD FOR CARING HEARTS AND SOON TO BE DRY BUMS!!!!!******
(I've closed the chip in so no more donations may be made). It's difficult to get diapers here and we've gone to a couple different stores already to start collecting them! This is when amazon subscribe and save would come in handy ;) I will use any extra/left over money for pacifiers and diaper rash cream!!!!
Here is the first picture of the first small batch we bought tonight when I saw the chip in going bananas!
I will look into the possibility of cloth diapers as a donation as well, but this will meet the immediate need! Thank you so much for all of you who donated! You will keep baby bums dry through the winter with your generosity!!!!!!!
*********I've mentioned that there is a need here for diapers. Many days the children in Curlie Girlie's groupa do not wear diapers. Instead, they put rubber mats under a crib sheet and change their clothes/sheets when they're soaked. They also put cloths under them when they're sitting at the table. Laundry is cheaper than diapers.
Diapers here cost $15 for a pack of approximately 78 diapers. We have bought a few already and take a stack of diapers to the groupa each day. I'm sure I could find cheaper diapers at home but the costs to get them here would outweigh savings, SO......I'm setting up a chip in, if you'd like to contribute. Please consider donating $15 to buy one pack of diapers. I will set the chip in at $1,000, which is a very lofty goal....but I think if everyone shares the need it is a realistic goal! If we reach that goal, we will be able to provide 67 packs of diapers totalling 5,226 diapers. There are 10 children in Curlie Girlie's gropua (soon to be 9, but surely her bed will be filled as soon as she leaves). If each child uses 6 diapers per day (realistic estimate), these diapers will last almost 3 months for this groupa. The next time a family travels here, we can reassess the diaper need and possibly do another fundraiser! I want to make sure you all know this is a GOOD orphanage, with a director who CARES, doing the best they can with what they have. I trust 100% that the diapers WILL be used for the children there. It makes my heart happy to think these babies will have dry bums thanks to people who care! Maybe you'll consider donating $15 in honor of a family or friend as a Christmas gift this year. I know if someone told me they donated a pack of diapers to an orphanage in lieu of a Christmas gift for me, I'd be THRILLED!
Okay, so here goes....Click on the chip in below, or on the side bar to make your donation! This will NOT be a tax deductible donation. The funds will go to our paypal and we will purchase the diapers once in country. I will post pictures of the diapers we buy to show you where your money is going! Thank you for your love and desire to help where there is a need!