“Be the change you want to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Not only does PWH collect and redistribute surplus medical supplies to hospitals in countries in need, they also organize several Medical Missions trips each year, bringing much needed volunteer health workers to hospitals across Africa and Southeast Asia.
When we learned of this incredible program, we were immediately inspired to get involved.
At the time, we had a surplus of fabric from our line of luxury Seersucker bedskirts/bedspreads.
We weren’t sure how this fabric could be used: sewing materials, as a means for women to earn money? Bedding for hospital beds or incubators? Though the exact usage was to be determined, the possibilities were many. And we were so happy to give in any way we could.
We were overjoyed to hear of how this fabric was ultimately used
PWH passed the fabric along to another incredible group called Dress a Girl around the World (the Southern Maine chapter), who then used it to create school uniforms for children in rural Uganda.
With our donation, 150 girls in Uganda will have the uniforms necessary for attending school. Our fabric was also used to create 100 pairs of shorts for boys, as part of their school uniforms as well.
We’re thrilled to see our donated fabric being put to such an amazing use, and we look forward to working with Partners for World Health whenever we can.