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Children at a Haitian orphanage who were “so grateful” to receive new sundresses donated by two Taylor women, will soon have more sent their way.
Barbara Cadden, who took the dresses made by Nancy Matticks and Anne Lavelle to the Caribbean nation earlier this month during an annual trip, already has heard from other people in the community willing to make clothes for Haitian children.
“I had so many messages on my phone when I got back,” she said.
Ms. Cadden has visited Haiti each of the last seven years. She usually helps Passionist priest the Rev. Rick Frechette at St. Damien hospital in Port au Prince. During her latest visit, she took along 26 sundresses made by Ms. Matticks and Ms. Lavelle of Taylor for children in the orphanage there.
“They were just so grateful and so gracious, and it was just wonderful,” Ms. Cadden said. “We all need a Haiti in our life to keep us centered.”
Children there are “wounded little souls” who lost families to the deadly earthquake that struck the country in January 2010, Ms. Cadden said.
“Literally these children have nothing, and (the dresses) were so, so, so well received,” she said.
Her group already had planned to ship to Haiti donations of medical equipment it received previously, and Ms. Cadden said she could return there for a week this summer.
“There’s always ways to get (donations) down,” she said.
The group also wants to collect computers for the children, whom she said want to learn English and computer skills. They’d also like to get the children photo albums so they can carry pictures with them throughout their lives.