Nursing Student Inspired to Clothe Needy Boys and Girls
Understanding a need is one thing but responding to that need in a tangible way can make a world of difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Leigh-Anne Parrish is a University of Louisville nursing student who, from time to time, serves as a volunteer in the Mission's Child Development Center on East Jefferson Street. Noting the tattered clothing worn by some of the kids and knowing, too, that cold weather is on its way, Leigh-Anne organized a winter clothing drive for kids. "I visited the child care center previously and was made aware of a need for clothing and shoes for the children. That is when I decided to step up and reach out to the community about this need!" Thanks to her good efforts and the kind generosity of others, Leigh-Anne Parrish delivered a sizable quantity of suitable clothing for the kids enrolled in the Mission's Child Development Center. "I got a great response and was happy to donate warm winter clothing!" People often wonder what they can do to help those in need. The answer is really quite simple: find a need and then work to alleviate that need. Leigh-Anne accomplished all this without a committee, without board members, without a swelling budget, and without endless meetings. So the next question is obvious: what can you do to help?