During one of the gifting programs that SS Reach Out had conducted, a girl received a new dress as one of her gifts. The next day George had found out that the girl had slept through the night with the new dress draped on her face. When he casually inquired why she had done that, the girl told George that the dress was the first new piece of clothing that she had ever owned and that she wanted to sleep with the new scent of the cloth. The incident was imprinted in his memory and reinforced the importance of the program.
Six years later, when George was conducting a program, he happened to meet the same girl again. She, who had now completed her college studies, came to him holding the same dress that she had received all those years ago. Joking about how the dress didn’t fit her all that well now, she explained how she still treasures it and always will.
The incident went to show how a small gift or gesture could make such a difference in a child’s life. At SS Reach Out, we hope to make such an impact on as many young lives as we can.