"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day." Habakkuk 2:3

Friday, September 24, 2010

Donation Central and Travel Call

We had our travel call this week with a lot of info. as to what we will do on our first trip to Ethiopia and what to expect. We leave 7 weeks from today-hard to believe-but I know it will go fast! We wanted to let Everyone know that we getting all of the donations ready to take over-and are still collecting donations to take over to leave at the orphanage which is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia-and the needs are so great! If anyone would like to donate anything-we will be collecting the following items, as well as monetary gifts to purchase items to fill in the blanks. Thank you again for the blessing that these donations will bring to the lives of the children at the orphanage! Your support and prayers for us throughout this journey has been amazing! Much love to you all!
Information on the orphanage: Since All God’s Children (AGCI) opened Hannah's Hope Ethiopia in 2007; more than 300 children have been united with their adoptive families. Hannah’s Hope is a transitional home meant to provide love, shelter, safety, and medical care to orphans waiting to be placed with their forever families. Staffed with wonderful caregivers and supervision, each child there receives the best care possible. Today Hannah's Hope serves as a home for over 65 children from the ages of 1 month to 15 years old. In addition, AGCI sponsors over 300 children monthly through their orphan care program.
Facts on Ethiopia: Ethiopia’s annual per capita income is less than $160-this is per year! 1 in 6 children die before their 5th birthday and 1 in 10 die before their 1st birthday. More than ½ of all of these children’s deaths are due to malnutrition. The average life expectancy is 53 years old. There is one physician for every 34,988 people! (And we think we have a healthcare crisis)! :-) Finally, the country is twice the size of Texas with a population estimated at 85 million people-and over 6 million of these are orphans. SIX MILLION-that number is just too great to even imagine! This is the equivalent of taking the entire populations of the states of Oregon, Idaho and Montana!
Things Needed at Hannah’s Hope Orphanage Ethiopia
For babies:
a) Diapers-most needed size for newborn babies
b) Pull-ups
c) Simple board books
d) Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo
e) Lotions, baby oils and baby wash
f) Diaper rash cream

g) Baby Wipes
h) 4oz only AVENT Brand Bottles.
i) Organic flax seed—ground or oil form
j) Vegetable or soy based formula—this is the kind that is most needed
k) Milk-based formula
l) Hanging mobiles for cribs
Things for older children:
m) Shampoos and conditioners that are fortified for curly hair
n) Dandruff shampoos
o) Body soap
p) Bubbles, punch balloons, beach balls (deflated in pkg.),orange outdoor play cones
q) Soccer balls and any gear
r) Body lotions—especially for dryer or ashy skin
s) Clothing for boys and girls between 4 and 16 years old and especially need pants and pajamas
t) Shoes including crocs, sneakers (these are especially good for the older boys to play soccer in), for 4 through 16 years old children (not cleats)
Medications and Supplies:

* Adult Iron Tablets-over the counter
* Infant and children Iron drops or pills-over the counter
*Medicine for older children, all kinds-cough, cold, Advil, Tylenol, Maalox, etc.
*Braun Thermometer Covers
*Multivitamins for babies with iron—liquid drops
Other things:
*Air freshener (any kind that is safe to use in children/babies rooms and bathrooms)
* Regular size bath towels (both blue and pink).
*Large & extra-large scrubs
*Deodorant for men and women
*Cloth Diapers and Covers—these are donated to Government Orphanages
*“Boppies” for infants (‘C’ shaped pillow)
* Infant Bouncy Seats or Bumbo Seats
*Foam mat for under the swing set

**Thank you! It is because of families and friends like you that they can continue to care for these children with the finest and the best supplies! Thank you for your participation!
Adam and Amber Stutzman e-mail: awitha@verizon.net if any questions

1 comment:

  1. we purchased a lot of tennies and a few other items. can i send them to you to take along? if so, can you email your addy missy dot kollar at uscm dot org

    thanks. how exciting...the time is drawing near!


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