Here's an easy way to help out kids in Haiti while you do your shopping at next Saturday's H Street Farmers Market (you can also bring items to Ginko Gardens on Sunday):
Destination Abricots is collecting for children ranging in ages 0 to 18 years:
Basic needs: clothes (summerand light Fall clothing only), shoes, underwear, rain gear, school bags, lunchboxes, toiletries etc., and Sunday clothes.
Educational needs: musical instruments, table games, art materials for drawing, embroidery etc.; early reader books, comic books, teacher's edition books, and English / French, and Spanish / French dictionaries.
Sporting equipment: soccer and basketballs, goal nets and basketball hoop rings, sporting gear for these games like jerseys, shoes and socks.
Uniforms: Was your child on a soccer or basketball team in recent years? Coordinate with other members of your child's team to see if they would be willing to donate old uniforms. We are looking for 11 - 15 matching boys' jerseys in sizes medium and large and 11 -15 matching girls' uniforms in sizes small and medium.
Has your child been in the boy scouts or girl scouts? Coordinate with other members of your child's previous troop to donate used khaki uniforms for newly established girl and boy scout troops in Abricots.
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