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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

FR TONY WHEN HE WAS IN HAITI

A FEW PEOPLE ASKED US ABOUT FR TONY.THIS IS THE LAST PICTURE OF HIM TAKEN IN HAITI.HE HAD TO RETURN TO THE STATES WHEN HE BECAME ILL,DUE TO THE DRS AND HOSPITOLS HERE ARE BETTER EQUIPPED TO TAKE CARE OF HIS PULMONARY PROBLEMS.THESE 2 BABIES HAD BEEN LEFT ON A CHURCH STEP WITH THE UMBILICAL CORD STILL HANGING AND THEN WERE STILL BLOODY WRAPPED IN 1 BLANKET WITH A NOTE THAT READ "I CANT FEED AND CARE FOR MY BABIES"*IT IS NOT UNCOMMON IN HAITI FOR MOMS TO LEAVE BABIES ON THE CHURCH STEPS OR SIDE OF ROADS 


Monday, May 18, 2015

TAMMY

Tammy was a teenager who had emailed us.She wanted to know if we ever get curtains ,pictures for the wall and things to make a house a home.Tammy and her siblings had always lived in and out of motels.Although her mom worked a part time job it was never enough to get a place they could call home.Tammys father had skipped out on them yrs before we received the email.But a blessing in disguise happened for this family.Their father had been receiving disability checks in another... state.And when the welfare office found out Tammys mom was given back childs support which enabled them to finally afford rent on an apartment.When we met the family they were all well mannered and more than eager to bring in the items we  had for their new home.Which included dishes,pots,curtains,blankets,linens,old small dresser,silverware and even some clothes to fit the children.This was the first HOME they had ever had.And we often think about the many children who are still living in motels who will never be so lucky.I often wonder if more fathers would pay child support if that would change living situations for many?

Friday, May 15, 2015

Request from Peaches..................

Peaches is in need of teen sized kids clothing - from size 10 on up to 16-18.  She has nothing for kids in this size range.

If you live within 10 miles of Jackson and have a donation of gently used teens clothing - boy or girl - pls email suzann@reysofhope.com or post on our fb page or contact Pat and I will be happy to come and pick up as I meet Peaches every few weeks at a midway point between our homes.


Another Thank You from Peaches....

Peaches asked me to post a huge thank you to Melodi from Jackson for the two HUGE loads of baby items she donated.  Strollers, pack-n-plays, bouncies, toys, clothes - you name it.  All much needed and appreciated.  Much of this stuff has already found its way to a family who needs it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jessica

Jessica was a mother who needed help for Christmas.A woman who went to the Methodist Church in town told her if she signed up her children they could receive a few Christmas gifts.Jessica lived about 2 miles from town and 1 x a month a lady friend would take her to the store.But the day she went to sign up at the church her friend was unavailable.So Jessica walked through the snow and the cold.When she arrived at the church she was told her children were to old to get gifts.Their cut off age was 11 yrs old.Needless to say Jessica walked all the way back home heartbroken.And cold due to only wearing a sweater and no gloves.When we heard about Jessica we made the trip to deliver gifts  for the children.And we surprised her with a cloak and gloves .Fr John told  her that her friend had told us about her.Jessica was so thankful she hugged us so tight I thought we were going to pop(lol)The reason she did not have a coat is because it was difficult to find her size.But the cloak fit perfect.Needless to say the children had a nice Holiday thanks to those who donated to us.

Monday, May 11, 2015

THANK YOU's from Peachess

Sandra from Southampton gave a truckload of items at the start of spring.. She is a repeat donor always with a mix of new and used. Always nice stuff
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Two truck loads in the past month.As always bags of mostly brand NEW   items. Most have the tags still hanging on them along with other cleaned ,folded and sorted items.  Stacy from Swedesboro always donates such nice stuff . this time a tent, baby gear,baby girl and little girl clothing and toys, household, toys, baby equipment, woman clothes,men clothing, purses, shoes, etc.Stacy is REPEAT DONOR which helps us greatly

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Jen from Burlington donates all the time.Jen donated two truckloads in the past month...some of it new, children's coats and clothes, some housewares and toys some new some used.