MORE winter accessories for the refugees arrived a few weeks ago. One of the boxes was sent by a West Virginia teen who spread word of the need among family and friends. She received many contributions, all BRAND NEW. I had already run through my inventory and it was great to receive the box in the mail.
Isn’t that lovely and inspiring, that a young person would take that on? I love that she didn’t wait for her church or an organization to launch a major campaign, but just learned of a need and saw where she could plug in. By such, the world is changed!
Temps were in the 50s and 60s when the box arrived and I considered the contents an excellent start for when the cold weather returned, possibly October or November. Ha! It’s plenty cold here now.
Yesterday I took everything I had along to class. In short time, it all was snatched up by surprised and shivering students who’d just blown in on the wind. One earwarmer at a time, one scarf at a time, one hat at a time, the pile dwindled.
A Congolese woman selected a pair of neon orange gloves and wore them all through class, the entire 2-1/2 hours. I wish I’d taken a photo. I am often tempted to pull out my phone and snap a picture, but I don’t want them to feel like oddities or curiosities or something we find amusing.