UPDATE: Clothing Collection, Shipment and Distribution has Resumed!
The twice a year gathering of clothing and shipping to our FOF children in Zambia has resumed following the reopening of borders that were closed because of Covid. The sorting and packing of all the donated items occurred over a two-day period. While most of our time was actually spent packing, there was a portion that was spent admiring the beautiful designs and workmanship of the sewers and knitters that was so clearly evident in the many amazing items they donated.
To give you an idea of what we receive, package and then send, our April 2022 shipment consists of 27 round bales (about 3 feet long and 20 inches in diameter) and 52 large banana boxes. The main contents are as follows:
48 short sets
42 skirt sets
201 school bags
The photos that follow were taken during a past clothing distribution at a centre in Zambia. We hope to have more photos in the future as a way to express our appreciation for the countless hours that our supporters have invested in making the dresses, shirts, and pants the children are so pleased to wear. As well, the quilts, afghans, blankets and other needed items that you have made are so welcomed by those that receive them…for them, it is like the excitement we experience on Christmas Day, except for them it comes twice a year. Thank you for your continued prayer, care and generosity.