If you are able to help in this way, please let me know, even if your move date is still some time out. Our friends and colleagues already know that we won't let them come here empty-handed, whether it is that coveted bag of Starbucks beans, our latest Amazon order, or baseball equipment! And if you do happen to have any unused baseball or other sports-related gear (i.e. clothing, tennis shoes, hats, or, frankly, anything) sitting in your garage, then perhaps having it packed into your container and bringing it with you instead of having to find a place to donate it might make life easier for you while helping some underprivileged township kids a whole lot.
And not all people need container space. The Fairchild family, who recently stayed with us for one night on their way to Botswana, managed to pack this:
|Fairchild and Perrin family donation|
|Items from my Things to Buy Before You Move to South Africa wishlist|
What you see there in front is all their luggage for over two weeks of vacation. I'm not sure how they accomplished this AND bringing us all those goodies above. I'm sure magic must be involved. In fact, I think they must have had Hermione's beaded handbag.
Magic or not, we're very grateful for all the gifts as well as the good company, even if only for one brief night. Thank you Fairchilds!
More on Alexandra Baseball:
What we've accomplished so far: From Garage to Outfield - A Second Life for Used Baseball Equipment in Africa
How you can help...
...if you live in Joburg: A Call to all Local Bloggers and Photographers!
...if you live in the United States and are moving to South Africa: Got Container Space?
...if you live anywhere else in the world: How You Can Help Alexandra Baseball