FEVER RELIEF FUND CLOTHING PROJECT
(Jerome Bettis Clothing Project) 09/01/2013 till 09/01/2038
Did You Know?
Due to poverty, the worldwide demand for second hand clothing is on the rise. FRF collects; packs and ships used clothing overseas to help orphans and village communities throughout Ghana, who are truly in need of these basic necessities. Forty-foot containers of clothing are shipped to Ghana 15 times a year, benefiting countless children and youth in extreme poverty. For those items too big or not appropriate due to political or cultural reasons, FRF donates these items locally to a ministry that distributes clothes to the poor and needy.
In times of famine, drought or civil unrest, specific challenges face the children in FRF programs. When possible, these needs are fulfilled by sending containers of humanitarian relief items including blankets, nursery kits, school kits, toys, and many other needed items. The programs request specific items so that what they receive is actually put to use immediately, with minimum waste.
In a short period of time much has been accomplished through the distribution of books and building of more than 30 libraries for the “Books in Hand” project. Clothing in all shapes, ages, and styles have found new use and life, and provided ‘a change of clothing’ to women, children, and men through the ‘Change of Clothing’ project. Having something new for them to wear, affects self-esteem, self-confidence, and opens up the world of possibilities. What is taken for granted in the States is a total luxury in many parts of the world. More than 30,000 individuals have been benefited through these projects.