As some of you know, I have created an Amazon Wish List with pre-selected items to purchase for the boys. What is an Amazon wish list you may ask? I'll explain! Amazon.com allows you to select items to put on a list. I've made this list public so you can check it out and if you feel so inclined, purchase a gift for the boys at Les Enfants de Dieu. Some of you have already purchased an item or two. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Unfortunately, Amazon does not let me see who has purchased an item, so it is an anonymous donation. Because of this, I can't send you a thank you card, but if you check my blog again in early January, I'll be sure to post pictures of the boys receiving these gifts. I am really moved at the number of purchases in these past few weeks. I cannot begin to explain how excited the boys will be when these items get here.
So, if you are curious about how this process works, here's the deal:
1. CLICK HERE to go to the wishlist and check out the items listed.
2. You purchase a gift.
3. This gift is then sent to my house in Vermont where my parents are getting them ready to be transported to Rwanda.
4. My lovely friend Ally (check out her blog: http://rwandaally.blogspot.com/) will attempt to fit as many of the donations in her suitcases as possible and bring them to Rwanda in early January where we will bring them to the center.
5. All remaining gifts will be brought to Rwanda in mid-February by the Harwood group on their annual trip.
What's on the list? Many things! Right now, I would say the TOP priority is underwear. The boys are asking for it, and I'm a FULL supporter of it. I think it would make everyone happy. Other than that, I've selected some games and activities the boys will love. Right now, the only board game we have is Connect 4 and the boys go crazy for it. They kick my butt every time.
So, if you're in the Christmas mood and you want to spread some holiday cheer all the way to Rwanda, I suggest you take a look at the list.