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,