Monday, May 18, 2009

Is it OK if I do a drive for Across All Borders?

I LOVE emails like this!

ABSOLUTELY! We are in need of many different items right now and appreciate any help we can get in collecting these things. A couple of people have asked about this lately, so I want to let everyone know what we are currently requesting and what types of drives would be helpful.

We are still collecting OTC meds & hygiene products for the June trip. I have June 1st listed as our deadline for receiving donations for this trip, but because I have been sorting and organizing shipments as we get them, we are able to take items through June 15th and still get them to Guatemala on June 19th. We will be in need of these items every time we travel to Guatemala, so if anyone would like to do a drive to collect things like shampoo, tylenol, lice treatments, baby meds, etc., it would be a HUGE help.

For Christmas - Our Christmas trip to Guatemala is December 14-18, but we must have all items (except for meds & hygiene products) in by Sept. 25 because an advanced shipment will have to be made in early October. We are in need of shoes (boys, girls and adult) and toys for this trip and would sincerely appreciate anyone that wants to do some type of toy or shoe drive in your community, church, through your job or any other outlet you may be able to use. Shoes and toys can be new or used if in good condition.

If you are planning to do a supply drive or have questions about how to start/run a drive, please email me at

If you would like to donate items personally without starting a drive, you may mail your donations to:
Across All Borders
P.O. Box 14086
Baton Rouge, LA 70898

1 comment:

Vanessa said...

Sounds like you guys are well on your way!!! It's so exciting when the donations begin to arrive! I'm in the process of packing the first FIVE HUGE boxes to send down in the coming month and we're figuring 3-4 more will be needed!! Believe me when you ask you will receive!!!