Give Jeans A Second Chance
In November 2010, we learned that there is a tremendous need to assist the 500 homeless students enrolled in the Virginia Beach Public Schools. We also learned that besides providing them with school supplies, there is a small clothing closet of donated clothes. Unfortunately, the closet suffered water damage and all was lost! As a Board, we immediately felt compelled to help and began searching for climate control storage units. We are now in negotiation witha wonderful Christian business who may let us have some of their space for FREE. God is so good!
In the meanwhile, we found out that through the 10 high schools anda local surfing business, Coastal Edge there was a promotion going on called “Give Jeans a Second Chance”. We were persistent and through lots of prayers, on Wednesday December 22nd, AidNow took possession of their donated jeans. After sorting, sizing, re-boxing and labeling, 1552 pairs of new and gently used jeans will be able to eventually make it to the students in need. We were also able to pay it forward and help two other non profits in our area that believe in lending a hand to those less fortunate. AidNow gave 180 little girl and little boy jeans to the Kid’s Closet at The United Methodist Church on 19th Street and over 200 adult jeans to People in Need Ministry. This is a great start to our newest project for AidNow, our clothing closet called “Jewel’s Closet”. Thank you to all the Board Members, Supporters, the Lead Pastor at Forefront, Jason Bedell and the Executive Pastor at Forefront, Dan Pollard. You Rock!