I have been working on getting some donations going to take to the hospital, Ronald McDonald House, and our local food pantry. I managed to get in touch with the company who makes the crabs and they are going to make an exception for me and sell them to me at the same price they give retailers. I just have to let them know how many we want to order. If anyone else would like to purchase some for the hospital, let me know. They will be $4 each. I'm not sure how many we are going to get, but I want to get as many as we can since this will be my one opportunity to get them from the company. The lady I've been talking to there is SO nice and wanted to know all about Eli and what we were planning on doing with the ones we bought.
For Ronald McDonald House, I have started filling up a bag of their wanted items and saving the pull tabs from my soda cans. If you are coming by the house, feel free to bring an item from the list and I'll pass it on when I take mine there. If you are local and see us on a fairly regular basis, consider saving your soda can pull tabs and encourage those you work with, family, whoever to do the same. They recycle them to raise money for the House, so I'll be making a jar to save those and donate. Again, I'll be glad to add yours in and take them with mine.
Finally, we have a box here for food for the Humble Area Assistance Ministries. It is a rough time for many families and the food pantries really need donations. If you have any dry goods or canned items you can donate, bring them by when you stop in and visit!
I think doing some good deeds and helping others will help strengthen my spirit and help me cope with all the emotions and hurt I'm going through right now. I appreciate any help anyone offers to do these along with me. For those of you who do crafts, I want to put together a night to make cards for our troops overseas, so let me know if you would be interested in doing that and we can get a night set up.