Imagine being a child who has never gone shopping for clothing before. Now think about the excitement when you have been invited to shop for an entire outfit! Now imagine 28 children receiving that opportunity in a huge Jet clothing store. On September 23, Nashua-Jet sponsored that kind of shopping spree in Nelspruit for Michaels Childrens Village.
The children, with wonderment in their eyes, went into the store where loving volunteers were waiting to assist them—so many shoes, jeans, tops, skirts, and other items to choose from…what is a wide-eyed child to do? Each of them received 225 rand to shop for their own clothing. Many of the children turned out to be smart shoppers and ended up with extra items such as hats, tops, etc.
Nashua-Jet sponsors then took all of us to Kingdom Kids School where we were served a delicious 5-star lunch of chicken sandwiches (made with fresh baked rolls and chicken breasts), chips, and soda. We all felt as if we had been given food from the King’s table. The children talked about the sandwiches and chips for a long time! Laughter filled the air as our children jumped in the bounce house and rollicked in a play yard full of equipment. They beamed as they were called from the yard to receive more gifts from other sponsors. Miss Earth arrived to hand out South African backpacks and gift bags full of presents from C-cell and Nashua-Jet. There were even huge donations of new items and supplies for MCV. The Nashua/Jet companies did an amazing job of bringing in many other contributors that blessed our children.
Michaels Children’s Village was a place of celebration that afternoon, complete with style shows, kite flying, toy car races, and doll hugging. We are so thankful to the Nashua/Jet Companies for putting together such a spectacular day!