|Also on the playground|
Once I got past the basic health concerns, I noticed the kids' shoes. It's not like the kids don't have shoes; they do. But none of their shoes seemed appropriate and certainly only few of them actually fit. The same little boy with the cut on his ankle went to put on shoes (note I did not say "his shoes" - they don't have their own shoes, just a cabinet of shoes from which to choose), and couldn't find a matching pair. He ended up with a blue flip-flop that was slightly too small on his left foot and a green flip-flop that was at least three sizes too big on his right foot. He was happy as a clam as he waddled out to the playground, but I was more than disconcerted. Especially because I'd been told that large donations of clothing had been made in the past, only to have disappeared by the next visit. How do you even begin to address that problem?
|This little girl slept on the floor the whole time we were there.|
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