I finally did it! I finally woke up to join the volunteers at Operation Hope. After finding the location I met with the other ladies and sorted through donated clothing. They are presently sorting second hand clothing to be resold in a second hand shop being set up on their premises. I brought my own bag of donations to help the cause.
We sorted through mens, womens and childrens clothing as well as some accessories. I had a great time there even though it only lasted about an hour. They were sorting out of a newly built building which will serve as the clothing store. I will write more about the new project soon. Now that I feel comfortable with the place and their cause I have 2 truckloads of donations. I was waiting for a good cause to donate them to and I found it.
Proceeds will go toward helping the needy. Items donated help the people in the deportation centers, women with illegitimate babies, street cleaners and the needy women. I will try to go every Saturday from now on Inshallah. Operation Hope will have a booth at the winter bazaar in the middle of November too.
For anyone who works in the retail sectors, Operation Hope needs donations of racks and hangers for displaying the clothing so if anyone knows a contact from Al Shaya or some big retail chain that can donate racks and hangers please let me know. It will help a great bit!!! I will post more information in the future as it progresses.
I love volunteering, just wish I had more time to do it.
Hi CiK, been reading your blog with interest and finding your posts insightful, as due to come and live in Kuwait at the end of this month. Would love to volunteer ( looked at volunteering for PAWS too), would you happen to have a contact I could speak to once I'm here?ReplyDelete
Hi, feel free to ask me anything about Kuwait that you're unsure of. You can find PAWS on FacebookReplyDelete
You can make contact thru their page.