• Father Lance W. Harlow

Dirty Laundry

The other day I had a young man visiting my house who had just arrived from a recent trip back to Vermont. He's staying at my house until he can get an apartment. He arrived with a car full of dirty laundry which I said he could do at my house. He started the first load and then took off for the day leaving me to finish the rest!

Such a simple gesture as washing somebody's clothes, drying, folding and putting them away is a normal experience for most families. Parents (usually mothers) teach their kids how to do their own laundry. But what if you grow up in a family that doesn't have a normal life? No parent to supervise laundry day. No parent to make sure you have clean clothes for school. Being embarrassed by what you wear. No clean socks or underwear.

There are children who live in those kinds of situations and they can be very self-conscious about how they appear. At the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children, we receive donations of gently used clothes and new clothes so that the boys and girls may always have a sense of dignity in what they are wearing. Not only do they have clean clothes, but clothes of which they can be proud--and fashionable! We also accept financial donations to buy clothes that fit each boy or girl properly.

So, the next time you are doing your laundry, folding and putting it away, think of the children at Kurn Hattin and then think about making a donation to buy them clothes and shoes. Your donation will pay for underwear, socks, pants, shirts, sweaters, etc. But your money will go much further than you think. It will take away their embarrassment.

Please make a donation today by clicking on the icon above. God bless you!


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