Thursday, December 4, 2008

T-Shirts for the Children

On November 10th a box full of AHOPE t-shirts left the US and headed to Addis Ababa. These shirts were made specifically for the children of AHOPE. This was made possible through your support of the AHOPE Store.



The t-shirts were a big hit! To the children, AHOPE is their family. They have a strong sense of pride in the AHOPE name and receiving these shirts was such a joy to them. In a world where HIV has such a stigma, it is wonderful to know that these kids have so much pride in who they are and where they come from. In my opinion, this is what makes AHOPE such a special place. It’s something that these kids wear their identity with such confidence.


Lining up to receiving their shirts at "big" AHOPE


The kids of "big" AHOPE showing off their shirts


Joy!



Thank you very much for your continued support of the AHOPE Store. While a vast majority of the funds go to provide the essentials to the children at AHOPE, it’s wonderful to be able to do something like this, simply for the purpose of happiness.

As I said, the t-shirts were such a big hit that the AHOPE staff wanted their own! In 2009 we plan on providing t-shirts to the entire staff. These dedicated individuals deserve to boldly display their pride and commitment as well.

4 comments:

Nikki said...

That's adorable! I have emailed AHOPE and have not gotten a response... do you have an idea if there is another email address I should contact? My first reasoning was because I want to go visit AHOPE in February and want to know how to organize this, and secondly I wanted to know if there are pictures of the long sleeved men's shirts as I am thinking of purchasing one for a Christmas gift. Would love to know who to get in contact about this! Thanks!

Tracy said...

They look so beautiful in their shirts! How wonderful for them to wear them knowing they are loved and belong! Thank you for all you do! :)

Claudel said...

keep it up with the good work!

Celebrate Recovery Moscow said...

What fun to see the kids in the shirts! Thanks for posting pictures!