Sunday, December 23, 2007

Safe House "Ready Packs:

Along with the Baby Packs that Val continues to assemble, there is a need for older children's clothing. A "Safe House" in the area provides a place of refuge for children in danger from abuse or neglect. The children range from 18 months old to 16 years old, and frequently arrive in only the clothes they stand up in. The Child Welfare responsible for the children would appreciate "Ready Packs" of sets of clothing for boys and girls of different ages. AC4C members are assembling packs and duffel or tote bags for the children, along with a small toy or game.
For girls, we would like to include:
  1. dress or skirt
  2. pair of shorts or capris
  3. pair of jeans or slacks
  4. blouse
  5. t-shirt
  6. underwear (panties, slip and undershirt)
  7. pyjamas
  8. ankle socks
  9. sandals or flip-flops
  10. sweater or jacket
  11. knitted or crocheted cap
  12. toiletries ( toothbrush, comb, washcloth)
  13. toy or game
  14. The bag to put it all in!

For Boys:

  1. Shirt
  2. T-shirt
  3. slacks or jeans
  4. shorts
  5. underwear (boxers/briefs, undershirt)
  6. pyjamas
  7. socks
  8. sandals
  9. sweater or jacket
  10. knitted or crocheted cap
  11. toiletries (toothbrush, comb, washcloth)
  12. toy or game
  13. The Bag to put it all in!

Gently used clothing would be appreciated as would handcrafted items. Many AC4C members are making sewn tote bags or crocheted bags. A simple skirt can be sewn from a rectangle of cloth, with a simple elastic waist. Please keep on the lookout for sale items.

1 comment:

Suzy's Corner said...

I am a few 18 to 24 month girls cloths that were barely used by my granddaughter. Would you like me to send them to you? If so, contact me at Unfortunately, I don't have the extra money to send them directly to South Africa.