Click here for the UPDATED printable list: SSIB list 2019
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Here’s what we’re collecting. Please note: These items and amounts have changed for August. Read carefully and contact Larry or LaDonna at the emails/phone numbers below if you have questions.
- MORE clothing: All sizes are needed, from infant to adult. Please separate clothes by size (child, youth, adult) and gender. Spring/fall jackets are needed as well.
- Shoes: sneakers, flip flops, rubber boots, work boots, & hiking boots; all sizes needed from infant to adult
- MORE blankets needed: Homes aren’t heated so a 55° night is chilly!
- Towels; bed sheets are NO LONGER needed–thank you!
- Multi-vitamins: Children’s vitamins are top priority, but adult vitamins are needed too
- NEW: Toiletries!: Toothbrushes, toothpaste; hair brushes and combs; soap
- Books: Encyclopedias, educational material, leisure reading for all ages, National Geographic magazines, Bibles, Bible studies, devotionals, etc. REMEMBER: Faith Church is also collecting books for the book sale at the November UMW Holiday Bazaar. They can NOT take encyclopedias, so the container project is a great place to donate them instead.
- Baking supplies: cookie sheets, rubber spatulas, stainless spatulas, mixing bowls, stirring spoons, whisks, measuring cups and spoons
- Kitchen supplies: pots, pans, serving utensils, baking pans, sheet pans, plates, flatware, plastic cups, etc.
- Sewing supplies: sewing machines, fabric, buttons, thread, patterns, scissors, etc.
- MORE backpacks (empty) needed–check out back-to-school sales (and clearance areas in September) for bargains
- Dolls & army men: These will be given as Christmas gifts with the backpacks
- School supplies: pens, pencils, notebooks, erasers, pencil sharpeners, binders, folders, calculators, scissors, markers, crayons, and craft supplies. REMEMBER: These are items we’ll be collecting for Operation Christmas Child boxes. If you find a good deal, get some extra!
- Bicycles: Youth and adult sizes. Bikes without gears and without hand brakes are preferred.
- Furniture: folding tables, 2’ and 4’ wide; folding chairs
- Garden tools: garden rakes, shovels (spade & flat head), mattock axes, digging forks, hoes, hand cultivators, etc
- Chicken wire: 4’ high x 150’ length
- Tools: circular saw, cordless tool set, pancake compressor, generator, drink coolers, hammers, hand tool sets, small pressure washer, axes, sledge hammer, weed eater, push mower, chainsaw, reciprocating saw, extension cords. Note: these tools will be kept in SSIB’s possession to use for village projects/SSIB house
LIMITED NUMBER ITEMS: We only need a certain amount of the following items; please contact Larry before donating.
- Small ice coolers: Approx. 24-quart size with shoulder straps to be used by two women who will be selling baked goods on foot. Number needed: 2
- Blenders: Number needed: UPDATE: only ONE more blender is needed–thank you!
- Furnishings for the SSIB House: Set of bunk beds with good mattresses, set of twin beds with good mattresses, 3 matching ceiling fans, small microwave, printer with supply of replacement cartridges cookware (not aluminum), water cooler for 5 gal water bottle. Please contact Larry for details.
- Adjustable class 3 trailer hitch with 1 7/8” ball. Number needed: 1
- Tile: 860 square feet, grout
• Unless otherwise indicated, gently-used items are great—as long as they are clean and in good condition.
• Donations can be brought to the container on Sundays, 9:30-10:30 AM and 12-1 PM, and Wednesdays by appointment.
• Please identify the contents inside with labels in THREE places: on the top AND on one short side AND on one long side.
• Please remember to bring your $1o donation to help with shipping costs. (Can’t afford $10? Don’t worry about it. Can you afford more than $10? Give what you can!)
• If possible, please package like items in one box (i.e., clothes in one box, books in a different box).
Questions? Contact Larry Lingle at 814-441-9494 / email@example.com, or LaDonna Weiler at 814-386-3361 / firstname.lastname@example.org.