WARNING: LONG POST!
Mikaela has been very busy the last few weeks and apologizes for not posting as often as she usually does.
A few weeks ago we learned that some children that we helped in the Crutcho Schools in 2013 after the flooding rain in Midwest City, OK were needing our help again. So Mikaela pulled out the inventory list to see what summer clothes we had and let our contact with the schools know what we had available. Due to the quiet year in 2015, we had not been giving out clothes so we had quite a few totes of them– many completely full.
Two weeks ago we began getting the list of names and sizes for these students and their younger siblings from our contact at the Crutcho Schools and learned that there wereTWENTY FOUR children who were in need of clothes. Pulling clothes from totes, boxes and hangars for that many children at a time is more than we have ever done and a major undertaking for one person! (The only other time we planned to help that many children at a time was when we went to Joplin, MO after the 5.22.11 EF5 tornado to take 25 children shopping at Walmart! That time was crazy but easier because, of course, Walmart had more clothes than we did!)
Once Mikaela received the list of how many children were needing help and the sizes she knew that there would be some shopping involved as we did not have enough of all the sizes requested to outfit the kids the way we usually do. In between the beginning of when she began working on it and today she also was gone for 4 days on a mini vacation.
Today we were blessed to have a new volunteer helping us and got all the clothes pulled that we had. Then Mikaela went shopping to see if she could find clothes for the children who we either did not have any clothes for or very little. The pics are of clothes that had already been pulled. Later she’ll post pics of the ones she purchased.
Thankfully God not only gave Mikaela the strength to do all this and a volunteer to help her, but as He always does, He touched the hearts of you and others to give to help the children so that the clothes could be purchased. He also worked it out so that we could partner with our clothing manufacturer, Garan, INc. Without the clothes sent from Garan, Inc it would have been hard for us to help these kids!
We are always happy to accept gifts for the children as we never know when we will be needed again. To donate please click here: http://www.heart4childrenministries.org/?page_id=87 As always we appreciate your support whether it is your prayers or your financial support. ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team