Posted September 30, 2015 in One Man's Scrap:
One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (September 2015)

September in Ontario: crisp air, harvest time, the end of summer.

The farmers, after their busy summer, need some supplies: hacksaw blades, chlorine test papers which are chemically treated to indicate sanitizer levels, and any kind of rubber storage containers, such as Rubbermaid, especially size 36L.

We all thank you for the insect repellant you sent—it was a great gift in the summer. It especially helped protect the young people who worked on the farm and in the gardens during our summer program. Now, looking ahead, can we ask for more for next year?

Thank you very much for the toothpaste and unscented lotion, deodorant, and lip balm you sent. These are ongoing needs, and we would be grateful for more of them.

The nurses are very grateful for the generous donation of magnesium. As summer turns to fall, they are preparing for the colder weather. They are asking for over-the-counter cold and cough medicine, muscle relaxants such as Robaxacet, and massage rubs to alleviate pain, such as A535 or magnesium gel.

The cleaners need brooms. They can use any kind, but they especially need corn-type brooms, with either natural or synthetic bristles, 12 inches wide.

The schola (choir) director is asking for guitar strings for acoustic and classical guitars and C to C pitch pipes.

St. Martha’s office is asking for pencil sharpeners, the kind that is attached to a wall or table and is cranked by hand, Scotch tape, black ballpoint pens, and #8 envelopes.

And last but not least, would you have any of these miscellaneous items: size 12 men’s dress shoes, effervescent denture tablets, and bar soap (which is an ongoing need)?

As summer ends, we ask God to pour his blessings on you.

In Our Lady of Combermere,
Susanne Stubbs and Mark Schlingerman
(September 2015)


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