Care Packages

The list below is a work in progress and includes random items that we think of that would be wonderful to receive in those few and far between care packages that make it our way. We LOVE GETTING MAIL, in general!  Drop a card in the mail or write a short note. Send a postcard.  These things are a treat for us to receive – there’s nothing like going to our mail slot at the office and seeing something in it!  Bonus:  You can slide an Alfredo or Taco seasoning packet or a couple of Starbucks VIAs into a regular letter envelope at no additional charge :).

To send us something, please note that packages can be expensive (check DHL and regular United States Postal Service for pricing). On customs form: clearly write “GIFT” and don’t put real values.

DO NOT SEND ANYTHING via UPS
DO SEND via UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE (USPS)
DO SEND via DHL  (see instructions below):

(PREFERRED – UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE **ONLY**) Sean/Carrie/Caitriona/Garrett/or/Derrick BLAKE
SIM Niger
BP 10065
Niamey
Niger

Or

(DHL or FedEx ONLY)
Sean/Carrie/Caitriona/Garrett/or/Derrick BLAKE
SIM Niger

9 rue de la Tarka
Niamey
Niger

Here’s the wish list (last updated October 2017):

  • Starbucks VIA packets … Italian Roast or whatever other dark one they might have
  • Double Stuff Oreos or Oreo crumbs (like you would use to make a pie crust …)
  • Black Beans
  • NM Red Chile (Chimayo preferred 😉 )
  • Taco seasoning packets (yes, we make our own … but there’s just something about the packets that we love)
  • Jell-o brand instant chocolate pudding. Not kidding. We are completely out and we use this for many different treats!
  • Stove Top Stuffing mixes.  Not kidding.
  • Micro SD Memory Cards 8GB or larger.  PLEASE wrap all of them (whether 1 or 20) in gift wrap as a single package… or tuck them into other items that are wrapped.  IF YOU SEND THESE, PLEASE NOTIFY US BY EMAIL THAT THEY ARE ON THE WAY!
  • iTunes gift card, Amazon gift card
  • Peppermint and Wintergreen lifesavers
  • Jolly Ranchers candies
  • Gummy bears
  • Skittles
  • Little Solar LED Christmas lights.  Solar, outdoor.  clear or blue.
  • USB drive with Praise & Worship music or movies — all styles welcome! We generally prefer “harder” than “softer”. Andy Mineo, Skillet, Third Day, LeCrae, etc. .but also the standard Hillsong type stuff…and HYMNS! Please wrap in birthday wrapping paper.  Please also pay attention to whether or not you are giving us something that would require us to log into your itunes account 🙂
  • High quality Ball point pens …. black and colors …. but not blue
  • Chicken Alfredo sauce packets
  • Macaroni & Cheese … actually, just the cheese packets – no need to send the macaroni!
  • Gatorade, Crystal Lite, Propel or similar single serve drink mix packets.
  • Alfredo seasoning packets
  • Fruit Loops
  • Brown Sugar
  • Marshmallows
  • Kool-Aid. Grape and Cherry, please.
  • Hershey’s bars … a little risky because they’ll most likely get melted Maybe a good idea to put them in a ziploc and wrap them in bubble wrap or something else and place in the middle of the box.
  • anything else you think would be amazing 🙂
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