Clothing the needy in Cape Town
The clothing distribution at Hillsong started around June 2009 when members from Hillsong donated a few items of clothing to people in need. From there the project has grown to clothe and reach many hurting and needy children, families and adults across all races and cultures each week. There are many people in and around Cape Town that are facing serious economic challenges, and therefore cannot afford to purchase clothing.
Recently there was a family whose house burnt down. They lost everything they owned. We were able to provide clothes for this family who had an 11-month-old baby and were in desperate need. Another time a little girl of about 7 years old came into church with holes in her jersey and jacket. She had shorts on and it was bitterly cold outside so we were able to provide her with a whole new warm outfit. These are the kind of people that we are able to help each week.
It is great to be able to provide clothes for people who are less fortunate than ourselves and are not financially able to buy themselves something to wear. It makes me really appreciate the most basic things I have in my life, such as food in my fridge and clothes in my cupboard.