We could not do what we do here at We Will Go without the volunteers and others who support us and come alongside us in the ministry.
Whether it is the off-campus folks who come every week and lead our WOW Kids children's ministry or the teams of folks who show up on Saturday morning and help in the clothes ministry, work in the garden, clean the guest housing, or pack canned good bags, whether it is the homeschool family that comes and assists with neighbors getting clothes on Tuesday mornings or the local church ladies who come and pray with, whether it is these ways or a host of others, these folks and their efforts multiply our efforts.
Another important part others play is with their donations. We have school groups that do food drives and choirs that collect sleeping bags. We have mamas who clean out their kids' closets and bring us their too-small clothes and furniture stores that donate beds and mattresses.
We as missionaries share what we have, but because of these other generous donors, literally hundreds of people each month are blessed with food, clothing, toiletries, shoes, and so much more.
I am frequently asked what is needed in the "free" clothes shop since I am the lead coordinator of donations headed to that ministry. Since we are finally getting out of cold weather and into the warmer weather, I thought I'd share the most important needs we have this season:
- Summer clothes in all sizes but especially the very large and very tall sizes.
- Brand new underwear in all sizes but especially men's boxer shorts
- Gently used bras
- Mosquito repellant spray and wipes
- Casual shoes
- Sandals and flip-flops
- Baby powder in small bottles
- Wash cloths
- T-shirts, especially in XL, XXL, and XXXL
- White, athletic ankle socks for men and women
All clothing and shoes except the panties, briefs, boxers, and socks can be gently used. Feel free to leave comments if you have any questions or contact me via my email at elysamaclellan "at" gmail "dot" com. Thanks and even if you can't come work or donate, please pray for us. We are on the front lines here and truly can't succeed without the power and provision of the Lord.