Wright State University Ashley Geist Instructor
Children with Hidden Needs in Dayton, Ohio and Beavercreek, Ohio
The local homeless shelters have seen record numbers of children over the last few years. Boys and girls of all ages need support. This is a world in need. Children need underwear. Everyone needs Christ.
Underwear. Briefs. Panties. Boxers. Bras. Drawers. Skivvies. Undies. If you want to step back in time: smallclothes, loincloths, intimates, undergarments… We all wear them, hardly think anything of them. Yet a simple ministry centered on these smallest of clothing items is meeting a need about which you probably had no awareness. I would like to introduce you to the ministry so aptly named Brief Blessings.
Early on we realized the kids we serve were also in desperate need of underwear. We discreetly leave behind hundreds of pairs in each school and facility we serve.
We call this part of our mission “Brief Blessings.” We have seen school nurses cry with happiness when they receive our large bag of underwear, sorted and labeled by gender and size.
If you have any questions or concerns or just want to learn more about Brief Blessings, you can contact Kelly Parr using the information below.