Love INC of the Heart of Florida
The reason for Clothe-A-Kid is multifaceted:
1) Through generous donations Love INC receives lots of adult sized clothing, shoes, and accessories. However, we do not receive many children's donations. When we do get children's clothing it is often "on it's last leg". Thus the birth of Clothe-A-Kid.
2) Generous volunteers and donors were shopping for kids clothing and shoes in years past. They would get the size mom or dad thought their child wore...only to discover that a used medium shirt is not the same as a brand new medium sized shirt. Why not? The used medium shirt's fabric has been stretched over the years to fit more like a size large or even x-large, at times. Thus leaving the child with clothing that doesn't fit and the donor and volunteer feeling sad, because they did not meet the need the first time around. Causing more time, energy, and let down for all parties involved. The solution to this problem is Clothe-A-Kid.
3) Giving the volunteer a chance to extend the love of Christ to the participating family while showing that someone really does care about them and wants to help by purchasing the clothing that their child likes and meets the School District’s Clothing Guidelines.
4) Grace & truth are God’s power to heal relationships is the conduit of grace & truth; this is an opportunity to start a relationship. On four days, July 25th, July 27th, July 31st, and August 2nd, volunteers will be taking each family shopping.
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