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Updated on March 16, 2001:

Care package suggestions:

Note:  Padded envelopes take 2 to 3 weeks, much shorter time than boxes do.  They also cost me less in customs pick-up fees.

Did I get your package?  I write thank you notes for every package I receive, so if you havenít gotten a thank you note, it hasnít arrived.

bulletPhotos of you and your kids 
bulletPrayers for health/patience/fortitude
bulletContributions to fund several small projects (see Fundraising page)
bulletContributions to the Taabo Library
...More information coming in late summer, 2002...
 
bulletBooks:  
bulletAnne Lamott's latest book (Traveling Mercies)
bulletBest sellers, Oprah books, Mysteries, Classics 
 
bulletNon-Perishables:
bulletGranola bars or other snack bars
bulletm&m's - plain or peanuts!
bulletCrackers - Ritz or Club (might find a plastic container at the dollar store to protect them from crushing)  
bulletDry cookie or bread mixes (tell me how much wet ingredients to add)
bulletPowdered drink mixes like Crystal Lite iced tea
bulletCandy, gum, other fun stuff
bulletMac and cheese 
bulletSalsa  
 
bulletSurvival Gear:
bulletAA or D batteries (the ones purchased in CDI do not last very long)  
bulletSweater shaver 
bulletStationery
bulletSmall binder clips (not stolen from OC!)
bulletBalloons
bulletToothpaste
bulletQ-Tips
bulletHair conditioner
bulletCurrent music or a mix of favorite music.  I'm getting tired of the 40 CDs I brought with me!  CD or cassette is fine... I have a cassette player now, so if you would rather record a letter and send it, that's great too!

 

bulletI have PLENTY of the following, so please do not send anymore:
bulletlotion,
bulletpowder,
bullethairspray,
bulletshampoo,
bullethand sanitizer,
bulletchapstick.