In March 2016, we began a feeding and day program for the kids of the neighborhood where Grace House is located. This neighborhood is comprised of 18 government provided homes (Grace House is a renovation of one of them) as well as other homes where many empoverished families live. Rosa knows this community well and has reached out to specific children who do not receive meals on a regular basis. We are providing lunch Monday through Friday for on average 35 kids.
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Additionally, 70 children participate in our day program throughout the week. This program provides tutoring, mentorship, biblical teaching and discipling, as well as a safe place to study and play. We have four staff members and three volunteers who help with all of the needs of the home, from cleaning to cooking to tutoring to discipling. We have other community volunteers who come several times a week for Bible study and extracurricular activities like cross-stitching. We hope to expand to offer classes in music, language arts, and art (but we need more volunteers!)
At the age of fourteen, Rosa felt a strong desire to one day run a home for abandoned and abused children. Having been a young mom herself, she understood the difficulties that parents often face raising their kids, but she never allowed that to be an excuse for her to neglect her own young boys.
I wondered how to wear a romper or jumpsuit. Could I possibly look cute in one? I immediately flashed back to 90’s fashion trends, which at the time I had not accepted as current ;), and my first impulse was to pass the romper by. However, the more I saw these trendy pieces “in the wild,” I saw them for what they really are...
Don’t be afraid of it because YOU HAVE MORE GOOD to than letting the imaginary opinions of others hold you back. You’re making up opinions from others before you even give them a chance to form an opinion for themselves. The chances are that at least ONE person is going to connect with you. We all want that connection with someone so we can say “yes, me too!” That one person is worth it.
Eventually, an idea fell into our laps. We realized that not only could we be apart of all the amazing things Grace House Amazon is doing but we could also provide a business model that would help more people around the world. This is where we saw the opportunity to merge support for the children's home by selling ethical clothing that could provide jobs for artisans not only in the USA but for people all over the world.