1st Carebox photos came! Plus, how to participate.
Our 1st care box arrived in Zambia and was delivered to the village! The photos came back and I wanted to share them with everyone.
Children are gathered to hear about the Care Package. Because they haven't been taught English, an elder who speaks some verbal English in the village always translates for the whole village.
Box is opened and all, children and adults alike are curious to see what's inside.
Everyone has their first toy in their life in their hands and a quack quack sound from the duck toy in the boy with red pants has caught everyone's attention!
That shy smile on that boy! Melts my heart.
Here are few more photos of their beautiful smile!
We're sending another box in just few days, and I will keep everyone updated with another blog! If anyone wishes to participate in sharing the love, you are more than welcome to join us!
There are few ways to send love:
- Gather your used but in good conditioned items (please, no items that are broken, ripped, or missing parts) and ship it to :
Kids Travel Boutique : Care Box
3 Lutz Rd
Plainview, NY 11803
- Purchase new items online and ship it directly to the address above.
- Sorry, we can't accept cash donations.
What we want to send:
- Children's educational books and toys that teaches English
- Writing and coloring materials such as pens, pencils, crayons, markers, etc
- Papers for drawing, writing. Notebooks and sketchbooks and coloring books too!
- Children's books from baby stage to teenage stage
- Toys, simple games and puzzles. Please, if you plan to send toys that requires batteries, please be mindful and make sure it has enough battery life in it, since they have no way to obtain a new battery for that toy once it runs out.
- Clothing from Spring to summer temperature. Zambia's temperature is not too hot nor too low. High is in the upper 80F in summer and low in their winter is in the mid 40F. Because they live in huts that are not properly insulated, it gets cold at nights, especially when it rains. Please be mindful when choosing which types of clothing to send.
- Rain related clothes/shoes: Zambia has a long rainy season and we want the children to stay dry as much as possible. All rain jackets, ponchos, and rain boots are welcomed
- Children's hats of any kind.
- Shoes and socks: Any types of children's shoes are welcomed, except for winter boots.
- First aid. Bandages, antiseptic ointments, alcohol wipes, etc
- Children's snacks ( Please, no fruits or meats. It won't pass customs.)
- Dental care. Children's toothbrushes and toothpastes
- Infant care and post-partum mother's needs.
For informations about Care Boxes, please read our care box blog.
Questions? Please feel free to ask anytime. hello@kidstravelboutique