Posted by Steve Lettau on Jul 10, 2018

Our Rotary exchange student, Elisabeth Burschel, arrives on August 5th from Germany! I've started to put together a welcome basket for her on behalf of our Rotary Club. I'm reaching out to see if you'd like to contribute to it. I have yogurt raisins and popcorn in it so far. I am looking for the following items:

  • Hair ties
  • Nail polish
  • Tea of all kinds (this is what she likes to drink the most)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Healthy snacks like dried fruit, raisins, etc. She does not, however, like nuts of any kind.
  • Razors  (and all other personal toiletries)
  • Blank cards & envelopes for writing home
  • Lip gloss/chapstick
  • Gum, mints, candy (gummy bears are her favorite), chocolate, etc.
  • Gift cards to local places like Starbucks, Culver's, McDonald's, Target, etc.
  • iTunes gift cards
  • Body wash & lotion (she likes flowery scents)
  • Any other items a 16 year old girl would find useful or enjoyable for her visit to the USA!

Perhaps you might already have some of these items at your house, or feel free to pick up something small on your next shopping trip. I'll collect items (or money if you prefer) at our Friday Rotary meeting the next 3 weeks.

Additionally, I'll be sending out another plea shortly for Rotarians to take Elisabeth out/participate in family activities throughout the month of August and beyond. Please contact me with any dates in particular that you have in mind so I can add that to her schedule.