Thursday, November 10, 2011

Donation collection at H Street Farmers' Market this weekend and next

Plan ahead to participate in donation drives at the H Street Farmers' Market each of the next two weekends.  This Saturday, bring children's items - basic needs, education needs, sporting equipment, or old uniforms to support Haitian children.  Next Saturday, bring canned and dried good for a food drive to support needy residents in DC.

Hill resident Lisa McCabe Hobbs has organized Destination Abricots, a donation drive to collect goods for children (mostly orphans) living in a small town in Haiti called Abricots.  Destination Abricots will be at the H Street Farmers' market this Saturday, November 11.  They're collecting the following goods for children of all ages:
Basic needs: clothes (summerand light Fall clothing only), shoes, underwear, rain gear, school bags, lunchboxes, toiletries etc., and Sunday clothes.
Educational needs: musical instruments, table games, art materials for drawing, embroidery etc.; early reader books, comic books, teacher's edition books, and English / French, and Spanish / French dictionaries.
Sporting equipment: soccer and basketballs, goal nets and basketball hoop rings, sporting gear for these games like jerseys, shoes and socks.
Uniforms: Was your child on a soccer or basketball team in recent years? Coordinate with other members of your child's team to see if they would be willing to donate old uniforms. We are looking for 11 - 15 matching boys' jerseys in sizes medium and large and 11 -15 matching girls' uniforms in sizes small and medium.

Can't make it Saturday or prefer to donate financially?   They're also lining up monetary donations online through their beneficiary's website (CAPED in Abricots Haiti) where you can donate directly to CAPED (Center for Assistance to Poor Kids in Education and Development).

And next Saturday, November 19, the Market will be collecting canned goods for a pre-Thanksgiving food drive.  Canned and dry goods of all types are welcomed and will be distributed to DC residents in need this holiday season.  Stock up at your next trip to the grocery or clean out your pantry and bring what you can next weekend.

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