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Wanna Help?

March 7th, 2019

For my day job, I manage a non-profit. We work in Colombia, South America, doing various types of benevolent and religious work. We partner with a school and have a sponsor a child program, which pays for tuition to the school. Most recently, we have been building a camp facility for use by various groups: Boy Scouts, the school, church groups, and other groups as well. Last summer we built a pool at the camp, which is pretty much a necessity on the equator where daily temps can easily get up to 100 or higher. After opening the pool, we noticed that many of the people that attend functions cannot afford to purchase swimsuits (it’s around 30% of attendees that do not have suits).

Because of this, we decided to start collected new and gently used suits in all sizes (male, female, adult, child). We will start a swimsuit closet from which people can borrow a suit, they will be returned, laundered, and put back in the closet.  When there are enough suits, they will be given to those that need them to take home.

If you have a local group/club that wants to collect suits for us, I’d love to have you join us in this program. (and how cute are my nieces above, this was them a while ago, they’re both teens now, but still cute).

3 Comments to “Wanna Help?”
  1. Misti on March 7, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    I’ll keep you in mind when my son grows out of his swimsuits in the future!

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  2. PennyAshevilleNC on March 8, 2019 at 10:18 am

    I think I could get quite a few from our church members- and I have some to send. Could you email the info/how to donate? I can create an email for the group I think would participate. Thanks!

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  3. Jill on March 8, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    We get tons of hand-me-downs (all really good quality) and my boys are just outgrowing quite a few suits. If you would like to pass on where to send them, I’m sure I could put together a package to send. Jill

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