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Efforts helps underprivileged children

Children in the Phillipines display clothing and toys created by women at the Evangelical Free Church in Nanoose Bay. - Photo contributed
Children in the Phillipines display clothing and toys created by women at the Evangelical Free Church in Nanoose Bay.
— image credit: Photo contributed

Every Friday there is a humming sound of sewing machines running at the Evangelical Free Church in Nanoose Bay.

It all started in June 2010, when a number of ladies at the church decided to do something for children living near a garbage dump in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Recently, the ladies achieved and celebrated a major milestone of creating  1,030 dresses, 475 shorts, 77 baby blankets, 317 handbags, 142 knit-dolls and 37 shruggies.

All these items for the children have been shipped from time to time to missions in Mexico, the Philippines and Malawi, Africa.

The women receive donations of fabric, pillow cases, cash and other resources to help with this ongoing program.

Their greatest reward is the feedback they receive from the children.  Many items have been shipped to Ted Wall, a missionary and aid worker with Youth with a Mission in the Philippines.

Wall informed the Nanoose women the children are happy to receive their new clothing and dolls, often their only possession.

The ladies meet every Friday at 10 a.m.in the lower level of the church building, 2462 Nanoose Rd.

For more information, please call pastor Chris Wilson at 250-468-9233.

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