I decided to give this space
to Brianna Bizzaro who is collecting donations for an upcoming missionís trip.
Here is the information I received:
First off, I would like to
thank-you for taking the time to read this letter. My name is Brianna and I am a
senior Music Education student at Ohio Northern University. I am writing to you
on behalf of Ohio Northern Universityís mission trip association, Northern
Without Borders, which is affiliated through Solid Rock Missions out of
Cleveland. On this trip, we will be traveling to the Dominican Republic in
hopes of alleviating medical issues the natives to the area are experiencing.
With that being said, I am asking for any donations you might deem necessary
for basic living.
The supplies we take are normally
donated from various organizations and affiliations and I was hoping you would
be willing to donate materials or money (which can be used at your direction);
it would mean the world to the people and to myself. If you would like some
pictures or a video showing how we used your materials please let me know and I
would be more than happy to put something together for you.
Below is the list of items that we
are hoping to receive donations towards by July 22nd:
any samples you are willing to donate
Over the Counter:
Vitamins (child and adult), Heartburn, Pain, Antihistamines, General Cold, Anti-fungals,
Anti-infectives, analgesics, etc.
First aid supplies:
BAND AIDS, neosporin, hydrogen peroxide, ace bandages, finger splints, gauze,
General hygiene products:
toothbrushes, floss, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo, sunscreen, hand
sanitizer, feminine pads etc.
* Two large suitcases to
pack all of the donated items in.
I personally am in charge of
keeping that youth entertained while their family is receiving treatment.
Therefore, it is my job to come up with the games, sporting equipment,
activities, crafts, etc. to keep the children entertained. I am expecting about
100 children a day. (total of 500 for the week)
Below is the interdisciplinary
popsicle sticks, googly eyes,
crayons, markers, pens, pencils, erasers, pipe cleaners, glue, scissors (kid
friendly), yarn, pony beads (no seed beads please), paper (any type!), coloring
books, any craft supplies, a polaroid camera and film, any type of sporting
*any items on the
interdisciplinary list does not have to be new. We will use anything and
If you have any other materials
you would like to donate which are not on the list please feel free to send
them. Remember anything we receive will be used and given to the people. What
we bring with us are the only materials we have to give them.
Thank you so much for your time
If you would like to contact me
with questions or would like to know more about the program please feel free to
contact me at:
Phone: (814) 642-7211
Cell: (814) 598-6136
Address: 1719 Lillibridge Creek,
Port Allegany PA 16743
I would also like to let everyone know that alumni band members
are being invited to participate in the second annual game. Practices are
Friday, the 8th of July and Saturday morning (the day of the game). More
details can be found in this week's issue of the Reporter Argus.