The Stuff of Life

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 a contributor at CT Women (previously known as Today's Christian Woman where I was a regular contributor as well). I blog monthly at inspireafire.com and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Guideposts, Thriving Family and Creation Illustrated. Cancer made an unwelcome visit in my breast in January 2016, and I am now working on a book about breast reconstruction after having gone through the insane process myself. My incredible husband of 18 years, Corey, is my biggest writing cheerleader and together we are having a ball raising our three growing boys; Carter 15, Owen 14 and Lewis 10.

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