I was finally able to buy some presents with the money raised for the Houston marathon. As you remember, the funds are intended to help HIV positive mothers and their affected newborn children with basic needs. Their most pertinent needs include things like diapers, bath tubs, car seats, blankets, strollers, and clothing. I expected to raise only enough money from the marathon to buy car seats. However, the fundraiser was blessed and I did get enough to buy additional items like listed above. Here is the toy room now (and I have not even ordered the car seats yet!):
As you can see, I have some organizing to do before I can fit 10 car seats in this room. My first shopping spree cost about $750 and was all of the Target bags stacked on the floor- some of them are cut out. All of the gifts I bought are for children from 0 to 12 months. The other gifts are donations from churches and AIDS organizations, and are mostly for older children. Thank you to everyone who donated. These women are in need.