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500 Dresses – Clothe Them

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5 Facts about Haiti

(Taken from www.house-of-bread.org)

  • Infant mortality rate – 99 deaths per 1000 births
  • 20% of children have the opportunity to attend primary school
  • 60% of children do not receive 3 meals per day. Most get very little or nothing for breakfast and lunch. (Many have even been forced to eat what they call dirt cookies for sustenance since the earthquake, according to Mission to Haiti.)
  • Unemployment in Haiti is 65-70%
  • Life expectancy is 51 years

If you haven’t noticed the new “Clothe Them” tab at the top of my blog, take a look. We are nearing the end of this clothing drive, but I know this is not it. I’m not sure where the project is going, but I know the dresses that get shipped in a few weeks will not be the last. I’ll keep you posted as I figure out where this project might be heading long-term. Maybe it will be a dress drive each year, maybe an ongoing service…I’m not sure.

CURRENT TALLY

Dresses – 199    Shorts – 76

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Author: Kim Harms

I am the wife of a guitar-playing, worship-leading, adventure-loving husband. I am the mother of three incredible sons: two of whom recently surpassed me in height, and one of whom I am going to pretend is still my baby. I am saved by grace; a daughter of the King who was and is and is to come. *** I am a regular contributor at Today’s Christian Woman, a monthly blogger at Inspire a Fire and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts. *** The 500 Dresses ministry that I started with my mom in 2010 is our way of answering the call to serve those in poverty.

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