Monday, May 28, 2012
'Undie 500' to provide for urgent orphan need
Posted: 25 May, 2011
USA (MNN) -- Underwear. What does that have to do with mission work, you ask? Well it has everything to do with the Orphan Outreach ministry "Undie 500" which kicked off today. They are collecting underwear and socks for mission teams to take all over the world to needy orphans. Tiffany Taylor with Orphan Outreach says the need is huge. "Being able to provide new underwear and socks [is important]; I mean it's a hygiene issue, and it's also just a practicality issue. It lets them know that they're not forgotten." Hand-in-hand with passing out underwear, teams also share the Gospel. "Everything we do at Orphan Outreach is rooted in letting these children know that they are deeply loved by their Lord and helping them develop a personal relationship with Christ." Churches can help by having underwear collection drives. Some even get kids to join in the fun with youth program fundraisers. "It's a little funny: a pair of underwear, but it's something that's so needed." Want to donate some undies? Call our hotline to learn more.