Keller resident leads effort to welcome refugee shelter kids
07/22/2014 12:07 PM
07/22/2014 12:08 PM
Keller resident Sarah Green is making sure the children at the Catholic Charities refugee shelter in Fort Worth feel welcome.
Green and her friends recently donated 50 welcome boxes to the newly expanded shelter, which has room for 32 children at a time. Green and her fellow volunteers bought 50 of various hygiene items – toothbrushes and tooth paste, shampoo and body wash – plus some small toys – bouncing balls and Play Dough – and packaged one of each item in a small box.
The idea, Green said, was to make sure the shelter’s young temporary occupants, all of whom are unattended by parents, have their most basic needs met.
"They basically just have the clothes on their back," Green said. "They don’t have anything with them."
Green’s friends who joined her to assemble the boxes were Allie Norris, Meredith Cook, Skye Hasan, Sara DeRaud and Ashley Hardman. The women and their children wrote personalized notes for the refugee children.
"They’re kids and they need to be allowed to be children," she said of the welcome-box recipients.
Green hopes to put together a second welcome-box drive soon with 100 boxes.
More Information: http://www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org/
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