Here is an email that I sent out to our friends and family today. If you can donate items or know of someone who can, please pass on the word.
Dave is heading to Peru in November with Compassion International. During his trip they will be visiting a Child Survival Program Center. He will be able to take and leave things like stuffed animals, rattles, receiving blankets, pajamas, baby clothing and other developmental toys for ages up to 3 years old. He will also be visiting with their school aged children and will be able to share with them jump ropes, soccer balls, side walk chalk, or anything that would be fun to interact with the kids. Our family is going to get together some of these items for him to take however we would love for him to take as much as he can when he goes. If by chance you have these things and you are in the process of needing to get rid of them, I just wanted you to know that our family would love to take them off of your hands.
We are really excited about this opportunity that Dave will have to be with Compassion and see first hand what God is doing through their organization. Chad Norris and Chris Brooks from Wayfarer will also be going. So between the three of them, we should have room to take some really needed items to children who really need them.
Thanks for letting me share this with you. If you have questions or are able to help feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to forward this through any networks you have.
The Rhodes Family