One thing I love about living in a small town is how much one person with an idea can make a difference. Camie Lozier saw a simple need in Ledyard – children who came to school without appropriate clothing. The Thames River Times tells the story of how “The Ledyard Clothing Exchange” began. Since then a website has been created for the organization. Please read it. I promise that it will make you feel good to live in such a generous community. Hopefully it will also motivate you to make a donation. The goals of the group are described there:
“We believe that all children should have the proper clothing for each season: coats and boots for winter, new outfits for the start of the school year and shoes that fit. While these have the obvious benefits of comfort appropriate to the weather, there is an equally important benefit...PRIDE. When a child is proud of how they look, and they feel good in their clothing, they will also feel more confident and this will have an effect on their day, their mood and ultimately their performance.”
The Ledyard Clothing Exchange is now opened on Saturdays from 9-2PM. With school about to begin next week, a Grand Opening School Event is being held today at the exchange location at Gallup Hill Church from 10AM-2PM.