Archive for September 2013

Haiti Needs

Saturday, September 7, 2013

As I mentioned on Facebook this morning, I had every intention of waking up early to scour yard sales for good deals on some basic items I need for Haiti.  Instead I woke up with a stomach ache and ended up back in bed.

A friend suggested making a list of all the items I need to see if anyone has things they'd be willing to donate.  So in an attempt to save myself some money, here goes! Some of these items I don't necessarily need for myself, but when we have teams staying at the house they will be nice to have.  It is also MUCH cheaper to buy things in the states and bring them with me, than it is to buy them in Haiti.  The price is about 3x the American rate down there so I'm trying to take as much as possible with me!  

If you'd like to donate any of the following items, simply leave a comment below or email me at explaining what you have available to donate and the best way to meet up with you!


  • Peeler **
  • Hand Mixer **
  • Cookie sheets (not dark, & nice enough to withstand a gas stove) **
  • Pyrex dishes **
  • muffin pan (not dark) **
  • Set of steak knives 
  • Food canisters of all sizes with a VERY good seal (ex OXO Good Grips Canisters) - This will keep food fresh and ants out of it! **
  • Ice Cream scoop
  • Sponges **
  • Crock Pot Liners
  • ZipLoc bags **
  • Aluminum Foil **
  • Saran Wrap **
  • Pot holders **
  • Bottle Opener **
  • Kitchen Shears **
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Muffin liners
  • Serving dishes
  • Napkins **
  • Trash Bags (big & small) **
  • Paper Towels
  • Towel bars (must fit into a suitcase)
  •  Basic medications to stock a first-aid cabinet **
    • Ibuprofen
    • Pepto-Bismol (non-chewable pills)
    • Immodium
    • Sleep Aid pills
    • Sinus medications
    • Neosporin
    • Drammamine
  • Household Needs
    • Toothpaste (Crest Whitening Plus Scope) **
    • Shampoo & Conditioner (Tresemme or Pantene 2-in-1) **
    • Clorox toilet wand refills
    • Off Smooth & Dry mosquito spray **
    • Clorox Wipes **
    • Batteries:  D and AA **
    • Fluorescent Light Bulbs **
    • Flashlights

I'm sure there are other items I'm not thinking of or have already purchased. The above items are things I'd like to get before I leave.   ** Starred items are necessities. **  Crossed off items have already been donated.

Again, if you have any item(s) you'd like to donate, please leave a comment below or email me at

Thanks again!

I  have a tax id number I can provide from Christian Light, but you will not receive an official receipt from them of your donation.

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