Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Need for Community Volunteers & Support

MANY HAVE ASKED HOW THEY CAN HELP WITH VALERIE ONCE SHE IS HERE... Please consider how you would like to help Valerie and then respond to this email letting us know what you would like to help with & your availability for volunteering.

Caring / loving volunteers to visit with Valerie and provide support to mom
Parents of children with disabilities & professionals who would like to mentor / counsel / teach mom - formally or informally (interpreters can help translate)
Donations coordinator: help to collect & arrange delivery of donations
Drivers for running errands / dropping off donations / taking to appointments
Families or individuals to host lunches / dinners / outings for Valerie & Mom once Valerie is doing better - to help model healthy family & community activities / environments
Have an idea? Let us know how you would like to help!

Donations for "Welcome Baskets" (organizer: Olivia Pelech)
Valerie: Children's books in Spanish ( appropriate for age 7), stuffed animals, relaxing music,personal care products: lotion, body wash, body powder, body spray, tearless shampoo, soft bath towels & wash cloths, wipes - anything you can think of!
Mom: Magazines / books in Spanish, personal care products, phone cards for calling family in Mexico, healthy snacks - any ideas that you can think of that can make her comfortable / help her care for herself & Valerie.

Donations for Basic Needs:
Nutritional Supplements (Pediasure, Ensure)
G-tube supplies
*Clothing - used, new, gift cards (Valerie & Mom)
Personal Care Products / Bathing Needs
Stroller / Car Seat
Adaptive Equipment: Wheelchair, positioning equipment etc.
*we will let you know specific sizes when they have arrived

Please forward to others who may want to help!



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