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Stuffed Animal Drive for Zimbabwe


  • Riverside UMC 712 16th Street Moline, IL, 61265 United States (map)

Starting January 1st - Riverside Youth will be collecting stuffed animals for the children of Zimbabwe. (Box located in the Name Tag Room) We accept all new and used small stuffed animals for this drive. Don’t have any at home? Some good places to buy stuffed animals are Good Will, Salvation Army, etc. Let’s fill these boxes full and share the love of Christ with the children of Zimbabwe!

Deadline to donate will be February 10th. Riverside Youth will be helping Delores Rutherford ship and send our donations to Zimbabwe at the beginning of February.

These small stuffed animals (new and used) will be given to African children when they come to the dental clinic outside Harare, near Village Hope, the rescue home founded by Pam Kidd and her family. Their son-in-law Ben is a dentist, and helped build the dental clinic and train local people to care for the children's teeth. Dental care is a new thing for these children and they often are afraid to go to the clinic. Giving a child a stuffed animal is an encouragement and comfort when they go for dental care. If you have more questions, please contact Delores Rutherford or Kirstie Foeller.