Monday, September 16, 2013

Jireh Bazaar

What an incredible response we had to this year's KBC Kid's Church fundraiser for Shalom.  This year their goal was to raise funds to help buy furniture and equipment for Shammah House and clothes, hygiene products and educational supplies for the girls and widows who'll be living there.  They set up an Indian bazaar with tables stocked with mini replicas and pictures of everything that was needed, including paddlepop stick furniture, paper doll clothes, mini mattresses and blankets and even solar panels for the roof.  Everyone had a fantastic time shopping, choosing the items they wanted to help fund, they then dropped their purchases off at the Shammah House model.   It was an amazing day and we were overwhelmed by the response and generosity of those who came along.  With nearly $30,000 raised on the day, we'd like to pass on our thanks to the kids and leaders from KBC Kid's church, those who helped make the furniture and stock for the stores and all the wonderful shoppers who gave so generously.

One of the beds complete with mattress, sheet, blanket and towel

A poster advertising Jireh Bazaar

Little girls tucked into beds beside the Shammah House model

Early in the day Shammah House is already getting swamped with donated items.

A desk and chair for the office

There were plenty of tables and chairs to fill the new dining hall

People enjoyed dressing the paper doll girls in their new clothes

Chudidahs for sale - traditional indian clothes for special occasions

Shopping at Garments of Praise clothing store

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