A world we choose not to see or a wonderful story.


A few days ago my friend took me to help out at the Warm the Children clothing program in Romney, WV.   I had no idea what was in store for me. This is a wonderful organization that survives on donated money that is used to buy new clothes for young people in need. It was a slow day at the center with only four children coming to claim their new clothes but was still very rewarding. This is how it works; the parents fill out a form with the size and gender of the child, this is sent to the Eastern WV Community Action group where it is processed and returned to the clothing center. At that point the parents and children are called to come in and receive their new clothing. There are many volunteers in this organization which is currently led by Patty Anderson of Andersons Corner Jewelry Store. You can give her a call if you would like to help out.
My story is short but sweet. A young girl accompanied by her grandmother came in to claim her new clothes. When she opened the bag it was filled with all boys’ clothes. With a closer inspection of the request list it quickly became apparent that some one in the process had checked the boys’ box instead of the girls’ box. She seemed a little upset. I offered to take the boys coat and go back and find a girls coat that I thought she would prefer. Arriving at the rack of clothes I quickly spotted a coat from the Disney movie FROZEN. I held the coat behind me as I approached the young lady and asked her if she was familiar with the movie, FROZEN. Her eyes immediately widened as I brought the coat from behind me to reveal the FROZEN coat.  She began jumping up and down in excitement asking if I was magic. How did I know that is the coat she wanted? She tried the coat on and it fit perfectly, not that that would have mattered at all, as long as it was pink and had a princess Elsa picture on it. After trying on all her new clothes she loaded up her bag and prepared to leave. She turned to her grandmother and asked her if she could give us a hug, and she said of course. She came to each of us and gave us a big hug and a gentle thank you and then turned and went out the door.
It is easy for us to forget in our busy lives that there are many needy children out in the world from no fault of their own. You hear people spouting generalizations about how the children are just bilking the system or the needy in this country are just spoiled brats. Well this may be true in some cases but I believe there are many who are truly in need of assistance. This is where communities, corporations and people have to pick up the slack and help these children. Maybe its time for you to step up and change the world, one child at a time!


3 thoughts on “A world we choose not to see or a wonderful story.

    1. Thank you so much. We are always looking for volunteers on Wednesday between 5pm and 7 and Sundat between 12:30pm and 2:30pm.
      Across from the ice dailry cream store.

    2. Thank you Sharon. There many avenues to help the needy in this country. The rewards to ones self are immense.
      See you there? Talk to Patty Perry if you are interested.

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