Local non-profit helping kids in Guatemala, Kenya get clothes, other necessities

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MARYLAND – A local non-profit is working to help provide daily necessities to kids in Guatemala and Kenya. Dress Ministry is making and collecting clothing to send over to the kids. They’re also sending shower kits, sleeping mats, face masks, and market bags. “It improves their quality of life a hundred percent,” said Barbara Entwistle with Dress Ministry.

So far, they’ve sent hundreds of items overseas. Entwistle with the organization says they’re just trying to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. She adds that sometimes even the most basic necessities can make a world of difference. “There’s no way possible for them to get anything unless it’s given to them. Not a toothbrush, not a bar of soap, nothing to eat really,” said Entwistle.

Dress Ministry is also working alongside another non-profit, Living Sent Ministries. They have a team in Guatemala right now who are working to provide housing, food, and medicine. Entwistle also tells 47ABC volunteers have said not only does this work impact those in need. It’s also very meaningful to those who help with the organization. “They’ve told me over and over again that this is a gift for these children and their families, but it’s also a gift for them. A lot of them are retired and their family died or their neighbors moved away. When they can sit down and work on these items it gives their day a whole new meaning,” said Entwistle.

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