This morning on the way out for the day, my back seat was full of donations that have been dropped off on my porch from friends and neighbors. I decided to stop at Angels of God to drop off so I could clear out my car. As I was carrying bags in a woman and her young son came up and offered to help me. She told me she was driving by and saw the door open. She almost felt like it was a sign of the next open door for her.
You see she is a single mom of a 6 year old awesome little boy. Things have not been easy for them. After her husband left she fell on hard times. Her hours at work got cut and she lost her apartment due to falling behind on payments. She and her son packed up what they could fit in her car and took up residence at a local motel. They have been living there for 7 months. Tomorrow morning she has a job interview but has nothing to wear but jeans and a t-shirt. I thought to myself the “Angels” can fix that, she came to the right “open door”!
I invited her in and showed her our career section. As she was looking for the perfect interview outfit, I took her son over to our food pantry. I gave him a bag and let him fill it with his favorite foods! Captain Crunch, granola bars, string cheese, juice boxes, peanut butter and more. He also picked out a few outfits, a new pair of pjs and a pair of sneakers that are going to make him “run fast” he told me.
His mom found the perfect interview outfit and shoes….. She went into the dressing room put on the outfit and came out with tears running down her face. She looked beautiful and full of confidence! The little boy ran over and gave his mom a big hug and told her she looked as pretty as a flower. It was so sweet!
Please take a moment to say a prayer and wish her good luck on her job interview tomorrow. She is excited to make a better life for her and her son.
Never underestimate the difference you can make for someone else. Something that is hanging in your closet or sitting in your drawer could help someone reach their goal, feel confident or fulfill a basic need.
Together we are OPENING DOORS and Giving a HAND UP to those in need!
Angels of God Clothing Closet.