I have created a list of some of the possible donations we could use, however there are endless options and each package is different depending on age, gender, and interests of each person!
Right now (Jan 17) I have an 18 year old male, a 31 year old mom with two kids under age 4, and three girls between ages 16-19 who like either blue or pink, horses or dogs, and glitter or bows.
There’s lots of differentiation, but they appreciate anything I can send them that is comfortable, tube related, age-appropriate, or simple things that relate to their interests.
Newbie Tubie Packages
Care package items:
(Get on amazon, dollar store, Walmart/target,etc)
-Bath bombs, bath salts, natural soaps
-Self care/pampering goodies (face masks, nice body wash or lotion, dry shampoo, etc.)
-Cute hair ties, clips, headbands
-Mini lotions, germ x
-Soft blankets, socks, stuffed animals
-Coloring book/pens/colored pencils
-Small toys and goodies for kids
-Makeup sized bags (fit in purse/backpack)
-Inspirational quote books/journals
-Goal books, guided journals
(Walmart, drugstore, amazon)
-Heating pads (rice/microwave), heating stuffed animals
-pill crusher, pill splitter
(Found on Etsy, online)
-Tube clips (for long tubes)
-Cute medical masks
-For home made tubie friends–Unused button tubes, extensions, long tubes
Anything else that will fit in a care package or help make a tubie feel more comfortable post-surgery/during their transition to tube feeding!
I also accept re-gifting! If Christmas brought too many fuzzy socks and coloring books or one too many scented candle and bottle of the same old lotion, I’m happy to take anything off of your hands that you just wont use!
Spring cleaning brings about lots of unwanted (and unused) items? Donating to my project is just at meaningful as donating elsewhere! Keep it in mind for your extra, package sized goodies.
You also always have the option of purchasing a painting! All profits go towards shipping and shopping costs for newbie tubies!
If you are interested in making a monetary donation, my pay pal account is: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions, want to mail or drop something off, etc.
For more information about ways to help with the project or just about how it came about, please check out the blog titled “The Start of Newbie Tubies” 🙂