Thursday, 18 September 2014

Parcels arriving for Santa's stock

 Parcels sent for our Christmas appeal are beginning to arrive at the Happy House and everything is being squirrelled away into Santa's storeroom.
We are so very grateful to everyone who is responding so generously and taking the time and trouble to shop for those things we really need.
Mama has given a lot of thought to our Christmas list and is asking you to send items that are of practical and educational use to our children - the novelty of having something new, that isn't a hand-me-down, never wears off. 
Even our smallest children love to parade around like fashion models!
An exercise book with a couple of HB pencils, a rubber and ruler makes a welcome gift; simple science experiments, make-and-do craft sets for boys and girls, softcover books (fact, fiction, sport); educational dvds for PC ( any subjects but especially science and French) or other learning aid.
Summer weight clothing (you might still be able to pick up some bargains) is required for particularly our older boys and girls where we have the greatest shortage, also for all other ages too. 
Items most wanted include:
Trousers, shorts, cropped leggings (our teenage and pre-teen girls really love these), knickers, underpants, boys T-shirts and short-sleeved shirts, dresses. croc type shoes, starter bras,  girl tops and skirts,
Our children are always busy playing together, making their own entertainment, that they really do not need any more toys than we already have.
Every single item you send is greatly needed and will bring so much joy to a child on Christmas day.
Parcels should be posted to Sue Hayward's Happy House, PO Box 796, Watamu, Kenya, East Africa.
These are difficult times, and your love and kindness means so very, very much.
Thank you.