Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spring Cleaning {for a cause}

What if I told you that these sweet little smiles and deep,
dark brown eyes are living in poverty with no mom or dad.
Yet, they smile.  
 They don't care about the labels on their clothes. 
They don't care about the latest fashion trends 
or what the new 'color' of the season is. 
They are just praying that they have clothes. 
That they have enough food to sustain them.
They smile in the midst of sheer poverty. 
To many of these sweet Uganda angels
a pair of socks or a new pair of panties is like 
Christmas morning times 100. 

When I read about how a friend of mine 
was going back to see these same sweet faces I was overjoyed. 
For her. For those little angels.
When I heard she was having a garage sale 
to help in raising funds for her daughter
to go with her on this upcoming trip 
I wanted to get involved.

So, I started doing some 'Spring Cleaning' of my own.
If your closet looks anything like mine,
then you know that you have clothes you haven't worn for a while,
but keep hanging on to them in case you just might need it!  
When I cleaned my closet this week for this purpose,
I started to realize all of this 'stuff' is just that 'stuff'.

So, I will be delivering a bag of clothes in hopes
 to help in just a small way. I am grateful to 
be apart of something like this. These sweet little 
faces will soon have someone wrapping 
their arms around them, showering them
with new clothes and loving on them like crazy. 

I thought I would throw out a challenge
to all of you. Do some spring cleaning of your own. 
  Are you willing to let some 'things' go?
I challenge you to donate clothes to a charity or a family 
you know that could use them way more than you. If you decide 
to take on the challenge I would LOVE to hear from you.
It doesn't have to be a huge amount it is all about
your heart. What a different world this would be
if we put others before ourselves. 

 ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the
 least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
 {Matthew 25:40} 


  1. Do they need just children's clothes or adult as well. I could do some spring cleaning and send it your way to give to your friend. Let me know!

  2. I may be buying some of your old clothes because I am going to the sale on Thursday! So thanks!


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