Transforming Pillowcases to Clothe the Naked

Members of the BSCCW present dresses and britches to Fr. Ponce Kaweesa. (Left to right: Janet Gauthier, Fr. Ponce Kaweesa, Theresa Frick)

When the Blessed Sacrament Council of Catholic Women (BSCCW) began collecting pillowcases and t-shirts in Fall 2014 for the parish’s medical mission in Uganda, some might have been left to wonder how useful the items could be. The group had a plan that would turn these simple items into clothing the residents of Kambaala, Uganda, often find in short supply.

The donated pillowcases and t-shirts will be transformed into dresses and britches for children who are in need. Representatives of the BSCCW recently presented Fr. Ponce Kaweesa with some clothing for the children.

Fr. Kaweesa, who administrates the clinic, shares his joy. “Clothing is so expensive back home, and it is not uncommon for children to go without. What this ministry is providing will be a wonderful blessing.”

The clinic is Our Lady of the Sick – Kambaala Health Center, located in the Central Uganda village of Kambaala. The center assists with general treatment as well as immunizations, maternity, pediatrics, and minor surgery.

The BSCCW continues to accept donations of new and gently used pillowcases or men-sized t-shirts. The sewing group meets at Blessed Sacrament on the second Tuesday of every month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. New sewers are always welcomed.

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