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Helping Cuban Families
« on: October 24, 2008, 09:12:22 PM »
The Dubois Charitable Foundation is announcing a new initiative to directly help families in Cuba recover from the effects of this summerís hurricanes

This would involve the collection and assembly of Family Relief Kits.
 
These kits will be distributed to families in a hurricane ravaged area of Cuba, and will be given to those who have lost their home or substantial part of it, and are experiencing the greatest need. IE: families where a woman is pregnant, where a member(s) is physically or mentally impaired, old people in poor health, families with young children.

The kits that we are putting together for Cuban families, are based on an assumed 5 persons per family, and contain the following:
 2 towels, bath or mid size.
1 tube toothpaste.
5 tooth brushes.
1 bottle shampoo (preferably shampoo and conditioner in one).
3  disposable razors.
comb and hair brush.
2 rolls toilet paper.
1 small mirror.
10 to 15 garbage bags.
5 plates.
5 acrylic glasses.
5 sets of silverware.
 fry pan and cooking pot.
dish cleaning sponge.
 1 small package, female sanitary pads.
1 package detergent (pouch or box).
 1, 20 liter plastic pail with lid, or cardboard box to hold above items.
 Other possible items, would be : skin cream, condoms, deodorant, cloth diapers and more.
 The above list is a suggestion, and can be varied somewhat if need be.
 we would welcome any comments.
 
 We already have a few groups partnering with us on this and are hoping to form more partnerships either with groups or individuals.

You or you group can help either by assembling one or more kits and sending them to us or by making financial donations to this project.  We estimate the cost per kit to be about $25 to $30.

We hope that with the participation of others we can send 500 of these.

 Thank you and good night
« Last Edit: October 24, 2008, 09:30:59 PM by rumrunner »
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Re: Helping Cuban Families
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2008, 09:58:32 PM »
I will take this to my next general association meeting, which I think is sometime in November.  Almost everyone I work with travels south each year, several of them to Cuba.  Having worked and paid union dues for over 21 years and never asked for anything, I think I can really push for a lousy 30 bucks.
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Re: Helping Cuban Families
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2008, 11:26:50 PM »
Let me talk to my Dad, about supplying some of the pails.  Dad makes wine, so he gets 15-20 of those pails at a time.

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Re: Helping Cuban Families
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009, 11:40:50 AM »
Marion and John were in Cuba last week and visited the homes of some families who rec the pails




shows a note placed in the pails by donors
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