Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What's next?

We are still collecting flip flops for the children in Ethiopia, but we are also collecting new or gently used tee-shirts for the children. In July we will be making simple dresses for the little girls

The boys wear a tee shirt with jeans, and the little girls wear simple dresses that can be made by sewing a ruffle of fabric on the bottom of a tee shirt as shown in the photo above. The best tee shirts are those of dark colors or with patterns on them. They do need to have sleeves and a high neck. Click here for more information:

"The most important consideration when providing clothing for the children is to realize that the item will be the only thing the child will wear until it literally falls apart. It will be worn to play in, work in, and slept in. It isn't uncommon to find that a child's outfit is sewn on, nor is it uncommon to see a child clutching a filthy piece of rag around the shoulders to serve as a pitiful dress or shirt -- no other clothing or shoes, only the rag. Please know that what you donate with love will be received as a priceless possession. This is why we ask for only new or like new, shirts and dresses, and socks and clean shoes, that are very durable." from Village of Hope

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