Since the beginning of October, I have been shopping for children's clothing, planning the clothing drives at school and visiting the shelters with the goods I purchased. (Photos are being sent by regular mail.) Thanks to a successful drive at school, we have collected 40 bags of quality used clothing in children's sizes. We also have some lovely items for parents.
The visit to the shelters was one of the most inspiring short trips I have ever taken. I will never forget the happiness I brought with clothes purchased from the Do Something grant money. At the first shelter, the director engaged everyone in a thankful prayer. At the second shelter, the clothes were brought in to the children's playroom and they were so excited to see all the packages.
Next week, the two shelters have arranged to pick up the 40 bags of used clothing for the families at the shelters. I am happy to know that I have had a part in making their holidays happier this year.
Thanks to my mom's patience and encouragement, I was able to follow through with my project (Communicating Through Clothes). My parents are committed to charitable causes and they have influenced me. My next step is to continue this project with a grant application for a BRICK Award.