Friday, July 27, 2012

Your Input Please!

Hi friends! If you have been sewing along this month, first, THANK YOU!!! We have surpassed our original goal of 100 pairs of shorts for Children In Families and are heartily on our way to 200!!! I am so humbled and inspired by your willingness to jump in like this and give with your gifts and resources.

Now, I have a question for you. If you have sewn shorts for donation I ask you to please comment with your opinion as I want to hear your thoughts. Your voice will help make this decision as I'll go in the direction of the majority here.
Once everyone sends their shorts to me, we will easily have 100 pairs to send to Cambodia. I have just learned of another need where shorts could be a real blessing and wanted to ask if you all would like to send anything over 100 pairs to another group? 
I have friends living in Ghana, Africa right now. They are doing a lot of meaningful work building up the communities in the surrounding areas and caring for families and children in need. You can learn more on their family blog here if you'd like. This picture posted on her facebook page yesterday with the following message...
"These two boys represent the typical clothing on the children in the village - for the ones in clothes. Wondering if some friends out there might like to clean out their closets???? Seeing some of the children today made me sad to see quality of life. I'm so thankful for the well from Feeding the Orphans for this village."

Well, my reaction was YES!!! Yes we can help! But not with hand-me-downs. No, these children deserve clothing made just for them. And so, I bring it to you. How would you like to share our shorts this month? How would you like for the shorts we've sewn together to reach Cambodia AND Ghana?

There is no doubt we will sew specifically for Feeding The Orphans in the future, so if you prefer all of the shorts this time to go to Cambodia, that is ok. But, if our impact this month can stretch farther, I think that is a very good thing too. 

Let me hear your thoughts.
And thank you. Thank you for caring the way you do! With your actions.
Love & Gratitude,
Kristy

19 comments:

harleywife57 said...

as you know , mine will be arriving late since they are not sewn yet !!! however , I vote for SHARE !!

Christie said...

Oh yes, I definitely vote share too :)

Ms. Redo said...

Yes, share them with both ministries. And thanks for caring.

me and you said...

Absolutely share. I was actually holding onto one of the fabrics donated to us for shirts, thinking it would make nicer shirts. Can I make a couple shirts to send too? Or should we concentrate just on shorts?

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

I'm thinking we can share as well! I'm so glad you have all these connections, so we can all help out those in need. Thanks again for all you do!

Pam said...

Send to both countries...

Melissa said...

I'm late on the draw, and mine are under the needle today, but I vote share!! My sewing isn't specific to a country, but need - so wherever they are needed, and I'd love to share the bounty. I have 2 size 3T done, and 2 more cut & will be finished today. Hope to crank out a few more

Kristy said...

Great! Thanks Melissa! :)

Melissa said...

I vote to share - spread the love as wide as possible!!!

tgoswife said...

Since I am new to all of this I will just go with the majority.... LOL
But I will have 4 pairs done this evening. :) I am very excited to be sewing for this project.
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Yara said...

Yes, please share! I have a few more pairs cut out to be sewn today, and will be mailing everything tomorrow.

Jill D said...

Definitely share! I have 7 pair finished and still sewing.:D

Kristy said...

Wonderful! Thanks Jill!

Poppy (xperimentl) said...

I'm fine with sharing. Just wish I had time to sew more!

make.share.give said...

Share!

Kathryn said...

I just came across your blog and I am working on a pair and hope to be done with it today and I vote for share also:)

Ramona said...

I actually just downloaded the pattern and hope to send you a couple pair before Friday. Either charity is fine for me. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to help.

Marci Girl said...

Share!!!!

Bonnie said...

I love the idea of sharing with little boys in Ghana, too!

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