Our church has decided to move in a new direction with their children ministry so they have canceled our AWANA program. My girls were jointly in charge of the program with the Children's Pastor. He told them they could take any of the leftover supplies that we could use for the shoe boxes. Here is what we were able to share:
- 28--drawstring backpacks (some cotton some nylon)
- 16--t-shirts (one is an Adult XXL that I plan to turn into a dress)
- 3--pencil cases
- 1/2 yard fabric (black-checkered from their car races, I'll make little drawstring bags to tuck a few of the cars into (I'll add a little bright colored fabric with it to brighten it up)
Also, my father-in-law recently brought us a couple boxes full of sunflower kitchen items that my mother-in-law had purchased to re-do her kitchen. She died before she could use them. I chose out some of the plastic items to share in shoe boxes in her honor:
I also received some sunflower fabric so I plan to make some aprons and include in 10 to 14 year old girl boxes with the cups and bowls. Need to keep my eyes open for some spoons.
Receiving freebies for my shoe boxes does two things. It helps me be able to pack more boxes as well as pack more things in the boxes I do pack. What great freebies have you gotten lately?