update on the school supplies
Things are moving along at a fast pace with the Kids of Katrina school supplies drive [please see here for specifics on the drive and how to help]:
A couple of notes:
We have a definite place for the supplies to go to - there is already an agency coordinating deliveries of school supplies and we will send them there.
I have a few specific teachers/schools I've heard from and some of the packages will be marked just for them.
My friend Dan (the one who was at the Astrodome the other night) let me know about a church in Houston that is taking in refugees. They need toys and games for the kids as well as school supplies. So if anyone wants specifically to donate money to purchase toys for the kids, I do believe that PayPal has a place where you can leave a note, or you can just email me and let me know.
The kids also are in dire need of socks and shoes. I'm going to let my co-workers and neighbors know about this, maybe we can collect some of those items also.
Thanks again to Trish who is coordinating everything in Houston, I could not accomplish this without her and thanks to all who donated time and/or money.
If you are in Houston and volunteered to help and did not hear from me yet, PLEASE email me again, put HOUSTON in the header, I am swamped with email and might have overlooked yours.
I had my kids go around the neighborhood and leave flyers in mailboxes yesterday, and two people knocked on my door already today with bags of school stuff. We are off to a great start. Please help keep this going, let people know about it.
If anyone has any other suggestions/contacts/whatever, just email. I will be out for a few hours but I will answer all emails tonight.