A.W. Spalding Collects Uniforms for the Dominican Republic

Raisa Perchik, Writer

August is coming to an end, and September is right around the corner. This means that school is finally back in full swing. We get so busy during the school year, that we forget how truly blessed and privileged we really are.

A.W. Spalding has recently come in contact with the Chattanooga Rotary Club, a group of people that regularly travel to the Dominican Republic to help install water systems in underserved areas. Since the Greater Collegedale School System has  recently changed their plaid skirts for all three schools, it is a perfect opportunity to help out less fortunate schools in low income countries.

Therefore, Spalding is encouraging everyone to clean out their closets and donate old uniforms. The uniforms will be going to a little Haitian community called El Campo—a very poor school with only one classroom. The streets are overflowed by sewers and the students have next to nothing. The collection table is located at A.W. Spalding elementary by the office. The collection will be held until September 28. God called us out to spread his love and help others in need.

“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering it is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35. (NIV)