|Marian larson, Age 80|
A coworker of mine, Louise Craig, had been on several mission trips to Africa and informed me that she knew of a woman from her church who had been making children's clothing, with the intent to donate it on their next mission trip. I asked if she would be willing to donate a portion of what she had made for the children of Haiti. Happily, she agreed. Although I had no idea just how special these articles of clothing were.
Louise summoned the help of her former Pastor, V.J. Puccinelli, to take care of the logistics. He was able to deliver two large suitcases full of these amazing clothes directly to me office. He told me about this lovely woman, Marian Larson, who has spent the last several years lovingly hand-crafting clothing for children living in poverty. She had hoped that they would bring joy to the children and families of Haiti. The only thing she wanted in return is a photo as a keepsake of her tireless effort.
Thank you Marian for your generosity and craftmanship. I have no doubt that they will be worn for years to come and passed down to other family members as Haiti rebuilds.