What an amazing whirlwind of a week I have had!
Last week I shared how I turned a necklace into a coat.
It started with a prayer for a boy when I noticed him getting off the bus without a coat. I prayed for God to make a way for our family to buy him a coat....
He answered that prayer with requests for this "blessed" necklace that I started making a few weeks ago.
After selling 4 of these necklaces, we bought and delivered the first coat one week ago and I took a little time to blog about how God had answered that prayer and.....
wouldn't you know....
there were so many others that wanted to help out too!
So....over the past week I made and sold a total of 48 of these little necklaces! All of the proceeds went to buying more coats for the children at the after school program that this little boy attends. So, I loaded up my three kiddos and off we went to buy coats.
We were able to buy 10 coats!!
|My sweet babies we so proud of these coats!|
We loaded up the car and went to deliver the coats.....
I have to say that this center is literally right around the corner from our home and in the 6 years that we have lived here I never knew the great things that they were doing for those children.
Children Are People is an after school program that believes that there is no amount of disadvantage in life that can keep you from doing the things you believe in. "Mr. Fred Bailey founded the program in 2000. Mr. Bailey is one of fifteen children of sharecroppers. He was born without the gift of full sight and despite an intimate relationship with disadvantage, he received a Bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University, worked at General Electric and served as a middle school and high school wrestling coach."
I am so very proud of this man. He knows what it means to be a constant in these children's lives, and his encouragement, along with all of the volunteers at the center, are really changing lives!