Saturday, November 17, 2012

"And You Clothed Me..."

 One of the wonderful things about serving at Project Ruth is being around the children and seeing their joy over simple things.  This past week we distributed warm clothing to nearly all 220 kids from the tiniest of the preschoolers to the tallest of the 8th graders.  Project Ruth has always been a cooperative effort with many entities contributing.  Nothing proves this more than the clothing distribution.

Through partners in England a uniform company (American readers FYI - British students wear uniforms to school) sent us boxes of warm sweatshirts, soccer jerseys, and blazers.  World Vision contributed girls blouses and jackets.  A group of ladies knitted warm hats and scarves.  A church in North Carolina donated thick, cozy socks.  Several groups with the same purpose - to provide warm clothing for disadvantaged children living in a part of the world where winters are harsh.

We sorted the clothing into sections and allowed the students to choose.  While this took longer than the usual way of simply handing them a shirt, it was worth the effort.  The students giggled and "shopped" while trying on the various articles of clothing.  Each child went home that day with a bag of items to help keep them warm during the frigid temperatures to come.

We at Project Ruth are grateful for the support of so many who take seriously sharing God's love with others.
"And You Clothed Me..."

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