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Reader's Exchange: Group needs materials to make T-shirts, shorts for children in Haiti

After the tragic earthquake in Haiti, many people around the country and in the Tampa Bay area are finding ways to help the victims there. Lucille Wilson and the ladies from Suncoast Cathedral in Pinellas Park, who call themselves "A Labor of Love Ministry," are in the process of making T-shirts and shorts for the children in Haiti. What they need most right now is T-shirt material and neck bands for T-shirts. They are also in need of baby yarn to make items for their Pregnancy Center and also for new mothers in church. If you can help these ladies, please call Lucille at (727) 570-8263.

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Phyllis Davis has several Kodak rotary slide trays of her children and family events from the late '60s to the early to mid '70s. She says she hasn't viewed these slides in more than 30 years. Although they were returned to her several years ago, they were returned without the carousel projector. She has tried to find a projector to purchase, to no avail. She is really hoping, and has faith, that someone out there will have a Kodak carousel projector that they no longer want. If you can help Phyllis, please call her at (727) 849-4375.

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Rose Ricciardi of Sun City Center has 24 8-track tapes, including Elvis, Johnny Cash and a variety of other entertainers, as well as a carrying case. Anyone interested may call Rose at (813) 633-1540.

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Cyndi Lacy of Treasure Island is looking for egg art supplies, in particular, a large marker for emu or ostrich eggs. Cyndi can be reached at (727) 422-5676 or (727) 397-8491.

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Arlene Wich of Clearwater has a Fisher stereo system that plays LPs just fine, as well as the radio. The only problem is that the cassette player no longer plays. Arlene has many cassettes that she would like to listen to, so she is hoping that someone out there may have a cassette player to donate to her. It isn't necessary that it be a Fisher product, just that it works. Arlene can be reached at (727) 441-2719.

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Oops! Karol Rummel has broken the glass tray in her older G.E. Spacesaver microwave. The tray is 10 3/4 inches by 17 inches. If anyone has one they don't need, please call Karol at (727) 393-6403.

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The Garden Club of St. Petersburg is in dire need of a projector that can be used for PowerPoint presentations. It would be a great asset to their group, especially when they have guest speakers, and their budget won't stretch far enough for them to buy one. If you have a projector to donate to them, please call Donna Zacharczyk at (727) 381-4826.

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Jean Tavener of St. Petersburg wrote in to request something for her son, who recently has a stroke. His right arm was paralyzed from the stroke, but he has started going to a gym. What he needs to help make working out easier is a glove that would fasten with Velcro onto his wrist, then straps to fasten to the gym equipment. Jean also has something to give away: pill bottles. She can be reached at (727) 343-7877.

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Reader's Exchange: Group needs materials to make T-shirts, shorts for children in Haiti 02/13/10 [Last modified: Saturday, February 13, 2010 12:21am]
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