Greetings and Thank You!
VERY GRATEFUL GREETINGS!
We are EXCEPTIONALLY GRATEFUL to each of you who have SO KINDLY BLESSED our Zimbabwean Nation…THANK-YOU for helping to create countless Miracles, answer numerous Prayers, bringing hope, light and love to our People and to help them feel of God’s love…As we say in Zimbabwe, TATENDA!!! TATENDA!!! TATENDA!!!…THANK-YOU!!! THANK-YOU!!! THANK-YOU!!!
Since initiating EYES4ZIMBABWE 20 years ago it has been quite an adventure, what started only as an eye project has reached into MANY spheres of GREAT NEED during Zimbabwe’s exceptionally difficult times…Along with our current 96% Unemployment, Zimbabwe has also been severely challenged by a TOUGH drought as the rains which usually come in November and last until April, ONLY came in April until May!!! Most Farmers were forced to replant 3 – 4x and by then, it was too late!! The ‘World Health Organization’ has since declared Zimbabwe a ‘State of Emergency’!!
It is difficult to quantify just how important these donated humanitarian items might be…For some Children, that donated book might be their ONLY book ever…which will teach them to read and to write!! The donated newborn kit might be enough to entice a Mother to make the LONG often times dangerous walk to the local clinic (for medical assistance) rather than giving birth in her mud hut which ultimately might save her and her baby’s life…Allowing her Children to be raised by their Mother!!
Each year we are challenged with how to purchase, fill and to pay for the shipping of these containers…And each year it has been our privilege to watch COUNTLESS ‘miracles’ unfold, we are sure that this year will be no different, Faith DEFINITELY proceeds the MIRACLES!!!
It is impossible to count the MANY BLESSINGS which surround the packing of these containers, but we do have a SURE Testimony that it is The Lord’s SACRED WORK!! THANK-YOU for your continued Love, support and kind generosity…As we say in Zimbabwe, “May God BLESS YOU!!”J
STARTING Thursday September 29th, 30th, October 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th (or until we are done)
We would like to have ALL DONATED ITEMS DELIVERED on Thursday September 29th, 2016 (7:00am – 9:00pm) however we will continue to work thru the following week.
- Thursday, September 29th (7:00am – 9:00pm)
- Friday, September 30th (7:00am – 9:00pm)
- Monday, October 3rd (7:00am – 9:00pm)
- Tuesday, October 4th (7:00am – 9:00pm)
- Wednesday, October 5th (7:00am – 9:00pm)
- Thursday, October 6th (7:00am – 9:00pm)
- Friday, October 7th (7:00am – 9:00pm)
We will be in 2 DIFFERENT Locations. Depending on what you have to donate, there are two different locations.
Here are the details for each:
LDS HUMANITARIAN CENTER
1665 Bennett Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
**Initially we will need ALL THE HELP HERE to sort and bail clothing and linens as we only have this location for a short period of time (Thursday/Friday Sept 29th/30th 7am-9pm).
What to bring: Soft items like clothes, blankets, linens, and stuffed animals.
**PLEASE PRE-SORT in bags and LABEL the clothing into general sizes and other items into general categories as it will SPEED up the process dramatically.
Who can help: We can use EVERYONE’S help to sort items and we need strong men and women, over age 18, to help with the bailing.
LDS Humanitarian Center
FIRST PARK WAREHOUSE
(Former ‘Bishops Central Storehouse’)
390 South 5200 West
Salt Lake City, Utah
– West on I-80
– Take Exit 113
– Turn Left at Stop Light
– Go to 300 South
– Turn Left at Stop Light on 300 South
– Go to 5200 West and turn right
– Enter warehouse at the entrance right next to door number 28
– Items can be received at the walk-in door next to door 3
**If you need a map, please ask Lolly or CC.
This is where we will receive ALL other DONATIONS that didn’t go to the LDS Humanitarian Center.
TIGHTLY PACKED & BOXED IF POSSIBLE
- NON-EXPIRED MEDICAL & DENTAL SUPPLIES
- WORKING MEDICAL & DENTAL EQUIPMENT
- Walking Sticks
- BOOKS (Library books sorted and tightly boxed for ages…0 – 5 years, 5 – 12 years, 12 – 20 years)
- NEWBORN KITS (Huge need for these)
- BABY FORMULA
- BABY BOTTLES (NEW ONLY)
- HYGIENE KITS
- SCHOOL KITS
- HAND-SOAP – ANTI-BACTERIAL PREFERABLY OR OTHER
- TOOTHBRUSH, TOOTHPASTE
- PETROLEUM JELLY
- DARK GLASSES / SUN GLASSES
- READING GLASSES
- WIND UP TORCHES
- TOYS FOR CHILDREN
- NEW WHITE SHIRTS
- SOCCER BALL / BASKETBALL / VOLLEYBALL
- FIRST AID KITS
- CLOSED SHOES (ALL SIZES PAIRED & TIED TOGETHER WITH STRING OR A RUBBER-BAND)
- LAUNDRY DETERGENT
- CRUTCHES / WALKING STICKS / WALKERS
- PENS / PENCILS / COLOURED PENCILS / ERASERS/ SHARPENERS / RULERS / SICSSORS / STATIONARY BAGS
- BACK PACKS
- WRITING BOOKS
- COLOURING BOOKS
- BAGS / CASES
- BUCKETS / PALE
- WORKING LAPTOPS (USED OR UNUSED)
- SEWING MACHINES
- SEWING SUPPLIES (Fabric, Scissors, thread etc.)
First Park Warehouse
In response to a number of enquiries, for all donations, checks are to be made out to ‘Charity Vision’ (With EYES4ZIMBABWE written in the bottom left corner). Charity Vision is a 501(c)(3) organization and are deductible for U.S. income tax filing. Please be sure to include your postal address in order to receive a tax receipt.
You can either hand your check to Cecilie, Laurette or Reeve…Alternatively you can mail your check to:
1985 S. Chokecherry Drive
Bountiful, Utah 84010
We would be SO VERY GRATEFUL for Newborn Kits…Most times Mothers live far distances from local rural bush clinics and have to walk long distances weeks before giving birth in order to be nearby to give birth at the clinic. Makeshift shelters are used by sometimes 150 soon-to-be Mothers while waiting to give birth (On one occasion we stopped at one of these shelters and found 150+ Mothers whom we gave newborn kits to.) By having newborn kits at these remote medical clinics, it encourages Mothers to make this long, arduous journey knowing that their new baby will be clothed…By giving birth at the clinic where there are medical staff to assist, this will often times save both the Mothers and newborn Baby’s life!!! It is AMAZING to think that a simple newborn kit might change a life so dramatically, and in reality, we KNOW that it does.
Please be sure to THANK each Person who has SO VERY KINDLY contributed…We are VERY, VERY GRATEFUL!!
We look forward to seeing you all starting on Thursday September 29th, 2016 (7:00am – 9:00pm)
If there is ANYTHING that we might assist you with, please just ask!!
With MUCH, MUCH THANKS & GRATITUDE,
Reeve, Laurette (Lolly), Cecilie (CC) & MANY, MANY VERY GRATEFUL Zimbabweans!