Thursday, April 4, 2013

Commandeering For a Cause

When Trey was transferred to Egleston Children's Hospital, the hospital gave us a room to stay in so we could be near our son. We didn't have any toiletries to get ourselves freshen up with so we had to call on family and friends to bring us items to clean up with.

For this year's service project, I asked loved ones to collect UNOPENED toiletries to donate to the hospital so that parents can have less to worry about and will be able to freshen up and take care of themselves in a difficult situation such as having a loved one in the ICU.

Participants helped by contacting any one in the hospitality industry, medical field, or dentistry profession and ask them to donate unopened toiletries such as soap, shampoo, lotion, conditioner, etc. They asked dentists if they were willing, ask him/her to donate dental items such as mouth wash, toothbrushes, toothpaste, or floss to the cause. Those who travel a lot and are anything like me, "commandeered" any toiletries included in their room or ask the manager to donate.

They went to stores and bought travel sized items and donated funds for the project so that I can go out and purchase these items in their name.

572 shampoos
451 conditioners
559 lotions
22 miscellaneous items
5 toiletry sets
10 make-up bags
25 hand sanitizers
7 packages of tissues
753 soaps
67 body washes
120 mouth washes
20 shoe shining kits
20 shower caps
5 sewing kits
97 hair products
75 toothbrushes
42 make-up items
7 perfumes
101 tooth pastes
25 shaving products
20 feminine products
113 facial products
15 dental kits =


The Loot

After 400 had been sorted

After another 250 sorted

Another 200 done

After the first sorting session

Still have a lot to do

Getting closer to the end

Egleston's donations

The After math

Scottish Rite donations

Thank goodness I am done!

Business cards for both hospitals

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