Wishlist # 12 – Mariah

 

In honor of Rafi’s first birthday, his family partnered with Share Our Spare to help Mariah and her son Jeremiah.  Another SOS succes!!  They collected a new stroller, toys, diapers, shoes, books…just to name SOME of the fantastic items donated.  Read on to hear what Brittany (Rafi’s mom) had to say:

 

This November our son Rafi turned one. And, to mark this milestone we wanted to do something to give back. We decided to ask Rafi’s birthday party guests for donations to Share Our Spare in lieu of gifts. We were absolutely thrilled by the generosity of our family and friends. When Rafi is older we know he will be so happy to know what a difference he made. Our three-year-old daughter Maison loved helping collect the items and organizing them for the family. Share Our Spare made the process very easy – providing necessary materials to give to party guests and simple drop-off coordination. We hope to work with Share Our Spare in the future again!

 

Thanks for your kind words, Brittany!  Looking forward to working with you again soon.

 

Wishlist #10 – Lazana

We had SO much fun delivering everything that was collected at Zoe’s 3rd Birthday party to Lazana, big sister Didi and little sister Dezarianna.

Boxes and bags of diapers, clothes, toys, books, a bouncy seat, a swing, a Baby Bijorn, a sling, a bath tub, bath products, a monitor…we couldn’t possibly list it all. AND not only did our little buddy Didi get a new winter jacket, but she also got her very own ‘big sister’ t-shirt!

From Lanzana:

“First off, let me say thank you and your family for doing this for me and my children. I can’t explain how much of a blessing you guys are to us.  It’s very hard trying to balance two kids and school at a young age.  Things can become very stressful but when god gives me blessing like this it makes things much easier and give us hope.  May god bless you and your family for being so helpful to less fortunit, especially around the holidays.  It brings tears to my eyes to be so blessed and I thank God every day for people like you.  This donation means the world to me, especially at my time of need. Things were getting hard for me and God sent us you and your family.  Thank you Julie, may God bless you and your family.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  May you have much love, laughter and joy.  Sincerely Lazana, Devontaria and Dezarianna”
 Thank you Zoe and friends, for the wonderful donations!

 

Thank you ‘Santa’! Wishlist #9 – Carla

Thank you (thank you, thank you!) again to Jen, Matt and everyone at There Really is a Santa Claus for making this a Christmas that Carla and Mia will remember for a long time to come…
Hello Amy,
The gifts were just what we needed. My mom loves the cd player. And I love my winter coat. . We got a nice carseat for Mia. I am sending you a picture.
Thank you very much again and God Bless you and Jennifer and all the people that made this possible.
Have a great New Year!!!!!
Carla

Wishlist #8 – Baby Kailani

Last week we met a wonderful family that had fallen on very difficult times.

In October, Wanda was laid off from her job where she worked for more than 10 years.  She has yet to find a new job and her husband, Albert, also is looking for work.  With no income (Wanda’s last paycheck was October 20), the family was forced to leave their apartment and have been using their savings to stay in hotels in order to provide a warm bed for their five-month old daughter, Kailani.

Baby Kailani was in urgent need of diapers and formula.  We were able to provide an immediate supply and within 72 hours we were able to share the following:

1  – Bottle Drying Rack

13 –  Nipples (Stage 3)

8 – Bottles

80oz of Enfamil Formula

378 – Diapers

1104 – Wipes

12  – Jars Baby Food

1 Box – Rice cereal

40 – Items of Clothing 6-12 mos

1 – Winter Snowsuit

2 – Carseat / Stroller Toys

1  – Teething Toy

2 – Tubes diaper ointment/cream

1 – Baby Lotion

1 – Baby Shampoo/Soap

We are so proud of the Share Our Spare™community for their quick and generous response to this emergency situation.  A special thank you to everyone who contributed; Wanda, Albert and Baby Kailani are extremely grateful for your support.

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Update on Baby Londynne

Another AMAZING show of support and proof yet again that if we SHARE OUR SPARE, we can make a big difference in the lives of others.

We met with Sarah and adorable Londynne today to give them all of their new things. Sarah was so appreciative and completely overwhelmed.

Because of your consideration and kindness, they received nearly 1,500 new and gently used items, including:

840 wipes
369 diapers
150 clothing items
63 toys
53 books
9 blankets
2 towels
1 glider and ottoman
1 changing table
1 swing
1 Boppy
1 Bumbo seat
1 mobile
1 car mirror
1 sling
Plus assorted bibs, dvds, bath products and little lovies…

 

We also are thrilled to report that since we met Sarah she found a job working at a bakery near her house!

A HUGE, heartfelt  thank you to each and every one of you that donated to Baby Londynne – your generosity did not go unnoticed! .

Donation Drive for Baby Londynne

What an amazing show of support!  A big thank you to our generous donors who have already ‘shared’ so much with Baby Londynne.

With just over three weeks to go, we are still in need of many of the items from Londynne’s wishlist.  Please contact us if you are able to donate:

*Bath Products (Baby Shampoo/Soap, Baby Lotion)

*Car Seat

*Clothing – Winter 3-6 months and 6-12 months

*Diapers – size 2 and 3

*Exersaucer or Jumparoo

*Lullabye CDs

*Pack ‘N Play Crib and Sheets

*Wipes

We will be collecting donations through September 18. Thank you!

Update on Baby Adilene

Thank you for all of the generous donations to help baby Adilene and her parents – it was SO above and beyond the few items that were on her wishlist.  Thanks to you, life just got a little bit easier for this family.  The mission was to “share our spare” and that we did!  We collected a TON of clothes, pajamas, winter coats, bibs, burp cloths, shoes, bows, diapers, wipes, formula, a mattress pad, a towel, blankets, bottles, a sanitizer, books, toys, dvds, food, a baby bijorn, a sippy cup, a tooth brush, a car seat, a mobile and much, much more!

 

Alicia, Remigio and Adilene were overwhelmed by the generosity of these donations.  Alicia kept saying how much these items will help them.  We think Adilene approved too — she was already hard at work chewing on some of the toys!