With summer quickly approaching we like parents all over the world are putting our thinking caps on and trying to once again  come up with creative ways to keep our kids busy,. There is one little exception in our case, unlike most other parents we have 54 kids who we are trying to plan for… Yeah, daunting task, right?

This is where you come in, we want to ask for your help by sending us packages of items that our forever family mothers can use to keep their kids busy all summer.   All of our kids attend a private school and are taught in English, so we would like to use this opportunity to help them advance in that area and to provide them with a creative outlet so they can learn while shcool is out.  One of the most frustrating things for families in Ethiopia is that summer lands at the same time as rainy season, so while school is out, all the kids are also stuck indoors.   Ask any parent anywhere in the world if this is fun…




So. Want to help some mama’s out?  Will you gather together art supplies, and any other creative thing you tcan think of and mail them to Nick Wiginton for him to bring over on his trip?  He is coming in the first week of June, so we would like to ask everyone to send him your packages by the end of May.

Here is a list of the items we are looking for.   Keep in mind our kids are ages 6-17, so all sorts of craft things will be helpful, I am sure you are much more creative than me, so this list is here just to get you started, you can take it from here and have fun with it, we are sure it is going to be a huge hit with the kids (not to mention the moms who are going to want to hug each and every one of you).


Coloring books



Construction paper

Writing books





Art Pencils

Math books

Art teaching books


Paper airplane instructions….  You get the idea here!  Be creative!


Also, we need toiletries as well,





and other things that the older girls would like as well… (not really my area here, so I am hoping you can help out and make your own list of what teenage girls would want)


How about it?  Are you willing to help out by sending a package?   Be sure to send it before the end of May, the earlier the better so Nick has time to pack it all in, and is able to fill up his bags.


Here is the address

Nick Wiginton

100 W Puritan Ave

Muscle Shoals, AL 35661


Thanks so much!