Central clothing swap benefits Ghana
A clothing swap held during The Salvation Army Central Territory’s “Regeneration” youth conference helped raise $350 for The Salvation Army’s Begoro Rehabilitation Center in Ghana.
More than twenty shoppers participated, many bringing donations and $10 to shop. A few shoppers came without donations and paid $15 to shop. Shoppers shopped in rounds, choosing just three items a round. Those who wanted to shop additional rounds had to pay extra. Near closing time shoppers gave extra donations.
Money raised at Regeneration 2014 will provide the specialized equipment needed to help the students at Begoro thrive. Begoro offers a home to 45 children with disabilities, such as spina bifida. Residents are provided with food, housing, education and physical therapy while learning the skills needed to master mobility, communication and self-care. Every $50 raised will provide a wheelchair, crutches, orthopedic shoes or other tools needed for independent mobility.