I made it to Raleigh North Carolina! Wow, when we think about how are we have walked I realize that the walk is more half way done. This is a list of needs that the The Raleigh Rescue Mission has.
The Raleigh Rescue Mission needs:
Men's shoes (sizes 10-13)
Hair brushes, combs
Spiral notebooks (one subject)
Women’s underwear (sizes 7-10)
Boy’s underwear (sizes 2T & 3T)
Children’s board games (ages 3 & up)
Canned beans, greens, fruit
Iced tea bags, lemonade mix
Instant mashed potatoes
Flip flops (men & women)
Men’s underwear (sizes S-L)
Men’s T-shirts (sizes XL-3XL)
Men’s socks (dress & sport)
African American hair gel, conditioners & moisturizers
Laundry dryer sheets
Twin sheet sets
Twin vinyl zippered mattress covers
Kool Aid & Lemonade Mix
Diapers (size 2 & 3)
Men’s disposable razors
Men’s boxers (size Medium & Large)
Here is the website that they have set up:
It's truly amazing the stories these kids tell. Many are so young though that its very sad. I think that the youngest child there was around the age of 5-9 months old.
One girl didn't want to eat her vegatables, but after we told her that it would make her smarter and stronger then the boys and she liked that idea. So she ate them with no problem. She broght her baby doll to lunch with a bottle so the baby could eat with everyone else.
Another boy, about seven or eight, said his dream was to become a mechanic and he was going to build racecars. He really liked to talk about the racecars and him building them.
A girl around the age of six to seven wanted to become a hairdresser. She love to play with everyone's hair and her true dream was to become a professional hairdresser.
I will update you some more later...