Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan
Clothing needy children in school districts in Southeastern Michigan involves more of our members than other program of service because it is a “hands-on” program that makes such a difference to the recipients.
Our members act as personal shoppers for children identified by their schools as they shop in our “store” that has been set up in the school gymnasium. As the children select their new school clothing which fill a duffel bag, the delight and appreciation on their faces is evident. Many have never shopped for new clothing before. The words of a child describing this first-time experience say it all: “I think I must be in heaven”.
Through the generosity of Art Van, the grant we received enabled us to increase the number of children we clothed this year from 1440 to 1702, serving seven instead of five school districts. In these challenging economic times, thank you for helping us help so many others.
-Carol Svatora, President, May 2009 – May 2010