StarfishNadia Project

Collections for the  StarfishNadia project will begin each October –  Please check on this  blog for an updated list of items needed.  Donations  to assist with shipping costs are also needed.

Your support has made a positive impact in the lives of these orphaned girl’s and clinic patients – thank you for giving me the ability to bless these wonderful people!!

Jill Ponzi                                              Email:


List of items needed to send: goal to send 100 of each

Washcloths,  toothbrush,  bar soap – ivory, Comb/brush,  hair accessories,  flip flops/shower sandals, Hand towels, toothpaste,  hotel size shampoo/soap, Travel sewing kits,  chap stick,  hand sanitizer, Pen/pencils,  child size scissors,  beads/craft items, Plastic jewelry,  small bubbles,  stickers (kids), Underwear(age 5-18),  socks,  hand size toys/ball, Plastic shoe boxes, deodorant,  small note pads, Coloring books, crayons, fingernail clippers, small flashlight,  aspirin (81 mg.),  cough drops, Ziplock bags, Reusable grocery/shopping bags.

Medical masks  –  first aid supplies  –   medical latex gloves (all sizes)

Video from Sunbury United Methodist Mission Focus August 2010

Check out the 2010 article from This Week newspaper:

Meet my friend Nadia…




 Our first meeting in July 2006



 Summer 2008




January 2009 - (R-L) Gayla, Nadia, Lena and friends

January 2009 – (L-R) Gayla, Nadia, Lena and friends

Video Presentations

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Sunbury United Methodist Church August 2010 Mission Focus

2010 Collections will being in October

This year’s project teamed up with the Service Learning group from Genoa Middle School – students collected items for a week asking each student to bring in at least one items to be sent to the orphanage in the Ukraine.  Additionally, sports equipment was also collected to send to a Physical Education program.  Students donated $1.00 to wear their favorite hat to school with funds being used to assist with shipping costs – and the Genoa PTSA also contributed.  The Westerville South IB program donated first aid kits that were packed up along with items collected from my friends and church family on January 28th – total weight for the items being sent reached 758 pounds!  THANKS for all the support to the 2010 project.

Check out the article from This Week newspaper:

Items packed up Jan. 29th ’09 – shipping Feb. 2nd

Thanks to all who have donated supplies or funds to this years project – the boxes were packed Jan. 29th, 2009 and will begin their journey on February 2nd from Westerville South High School to arrive in time for Easter.  Please contact me if you still have donations for shipping!

THANKS to Westerville South HS Student Athletic Training Aids and staff members – we packed 570 pounds!