Giving in Parrita
I had an incredible opportunity today to join a good friend in giving back to the community here. His bank sponsors the giving of flip flops to children in neighborhoods where the people could use some help. He came to us with a suitcase full and asked if we’d like to join him. I had been putting clothing to the side for a while now as I’m sure you can imagine how much we can go through with seven children in the house. So we packed our truck with his flip flops and our bags of clothes and headed to a nearby town. It was a really touching experience to see these humble and grateful children happily diving in to find something in their size, and their moms and older sisters excited about clothing I no longer wear. As a middle child who was (and still is) always super thrilled to get hand-me-downs I could easily share their joy. For next time, I’m thinking of the Ropa Americana (secondhand store) with bins of clothing at 20 cents per item, twenty dollars could go a long way. I can’t wait till he comes back so we can do this again.