After Easter this year, Wanda Karen Thompson of Athens, Georgia began collecting materials and sewing Pillowslip Dresses for the girls at our NHA School in Kabala.
|Wanda and friends in Athens meet together to pack dresses for Sierra Leone on Chloe's birthday.|
She organized the Facebook Page Granny Pearl's Trunk to spread awareness of the needs in Sierra Leone through Nazareth House.
Bit by bit, the dresses were sewn, donated and packed.
Pillowcase donated by the Meka family, Athens, Georgia.
Dress was sewn by Wanda Karen Thompson, owner-operator of Karen's Clothesline, Athens, Georgia
|Dress sewn by Misty Willis and donated by Courtney Closet, Athens, Georgia.|
This dresses will be in the May shipment. Size 2.
Wanda's son and daughter-in-law with their daughter completed the packing and off the dresses go via USPS Flat Rate Priority.
|Shannon, Laura and little Soleil Thompson|
The Athens NHA Team added in a few medicines and food supplies to round out the shipment.
It took about 15 days but the boxes arrived, just as James and his family were moving to Kabala to the new NHA Compound.
Once James and family arrived, the next morning, they wasted no time in distributing the first batch of dresses.
One by one the dresses were sized up
and placed on an excited little girl.
After putting on their new dresses, the girls hurried over to show their friends at the NHA School.
This is what NHA is all about, helping each other. Let's continue it by finishing the Compound. We are still in need of paying off the Contractor debt so we can move on to concentrate on the personal needs of the people of Kabala and surrounding villages. If you haven't committed to a monthly donation, please consider doing so today. Our goal is to have 1000 people giving $25 per month. Seeing your work in action, the care and love that you give through NHA - I'm sure you will want to be a part of something that visibly makes a difference in the lives of others? Join us today.
As you can see, these girls are very happy and show it with a Thumbs Up! Thank you Athens NHA Team!
Note from Wanda (& NHA): Thanks to David & Misty Willis at Courtney's Closet in Athens, GA for donating dresses to the children in Sierra Leone. I appreciate Carol Strickland Williams for being our photographer today. And last but not least, thanks to the Akridges for sharing Nazareth House Apostolate's story with me. (Photographs of the dresses once received in Sierra Leone were taken by James Mansaray - all rights reserved.)