We have 22 children that we are helping regularly and 6 or 7 that we help as they have a need. One of the areas that we find is helpful is quality clothing, shoes, and similar items.
What seems to be the case is that in the area where they usually shop, quality items are quite expensive and since funds are limited, they generally buy used and as inexpensively as possible.
What I noticed at some of the stores when I was in the Philippines was that they were unpacking out of big bales of clothing. In my business consulting work, I have worked with a couple organizations that interacted with the business name on a couple of the bales.
This company buys clothes that various thrift stores like Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc. are unable to sell. They then bale the clothes up and ship them to various countries for making them into rags. These bales were what were being separated and sold.
A recent friend has offered to help collect clothing and shoes for the children and youth. She works at a thrift store where they sell items by the grocery bag. It will be such a great help to the children.
Inday is getting sizes for me so that we can get the proper sizes and then ship them in a balikbayan box.
Our friends and helpers are some of the very best that we could ask for.
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