Our church is working on a project with a local foster child agency and I am looking for some advice.
Background: The foster care agency has requested help from me to gather scrapbooking supplies to create "lifebooks" for the foster kids whose parental rights have been terminated. Often, these kids come into foster care with nothing except the clothes on their backs. So, once they are in the system long enough, the social workers work with the kids to put together a scrapbook/lifebook for them to help tell the child's story. They use it in therapy sessions with the kids, etc., and it often becomes an important memory item for them. They need supplies to create these lifebooks.
Anyway, I am a "non scrapbooker" so I thought I would ask for some help from you. I have to put together a request for our congregation to gather supplies for this agency. The most they told me was that they use 12X12 albums.
So, I could either put out a request for a "kit" to be put together by someone in our congregation (i.e. go out and buy a 12X12 album, 2 sheets of X, 1 type of Y, etc.) or I could ask for the piece parts separately.
Advice? What are the key scrapbooking items I should ask for from our church members so that appropriate scrapbooks can be made for these kids?
Does it make sense to ask people to assemble a "kit" or should I just ask for X,Y,Z and let people shop for piece parts?
Any advice is greatly appreciated (total newbie to this). Thanks for any replies.