After poring over sheets of pencilled information that was faxed from Honduras to a church in TN then faxed to me, I have the final count.
There are APPROXIMATELY (this fluctuates) 48 girls and young ladies currently at the mission, between the ages of 1 and 26. That is as of September ’13. I believe they have added a couple and a few have also left, so…give or take. This includes the missionary ladies as well as the young ladies who have stayed on as teachers or helpers after graduating.
It is impossible for me (at this time) to get an exact chart of ages and sizes. One of the first things I plan on doing when we reach the field is sit down with each child and get their ages, birthdays, sizes and favorite things recorded and filed! I know they have done their best with the limited personnel and resources they have. Hopefully, we’ll be able to be a blessing in that area.
With this number in mind and considering the fact that I had to kind of guess on
some a lot of the info, I’m going with a goal of 60 dresses or skirts. This gives us a little wiggle worm with the sizing, and makes sure that everyone gets a new item of pretty clothing. These must be new, but can be handmade or store-bought, whichever you prefer.
A few dresses and skirts have already come in, yay!
Here’s what we still need:
2-3T —(4 items) (Update: this size is accounted for! If you have already started or purchased this size, that’s great, there is no such thing as too many!)
4-5T —(4 items) (Update: This size is accounted for! If you have already started or purchased this size, that’s great, there is no such thing as too many!.)
6x — (4 items) (Update: 3 of these items are accounted for!)
7 — (5 items)(Update: 2 of these are accounted for!)
8 — (7 items)(Update: 3 of these are accounted for!)
9 — (2 items)(Update: This size is accounted for!)
10— (11 items) (Update: 1 of these is accounted for!)
12 — (5 items) Update: 2 of these items are accounted for!)
Small (4 items)
Med (3 items) (Update: 1 of these is accounted for!)
XL (1 items)
Small — (3 items)
Med — (2 items) (Update: 1 of these is accounted for!)
Large — (2 items)
I will update this list in a new post as items are signed up for and as they come in.
Deadline to have these in is June 1st! 🙂
If you are interested in adding sprinkles to the lives of orphaned girls in Honduras, contact me ASAP to be part of the New Dress Drive. You can contact me through here, or through the Coffee With Sprinkles Facebook page.
Thank you everyone and have a wonderful week!