There are so many ways to help other people, and sometimes something very small becomes something very large or helpful. Such was the case during my trip to China when Global Partners in Life was purchasing Christmas gifts, food, and household items for the special needs orphanage we support in China.
If you have spent much time in China, you know that when the wind blows you can often see plastic bags blowing in the wind. To combat this type of trash or pollution, stores started charging for plastic bags. Typically, the bags you would get in China aren’t as thick and strong as the ones we receive in the states. You can get a larger and stronger, but that costs more.
I am very thankful that Brenda Clifton is one of Global Partners in Life’s board members, and she was with me on this trip. She has been to China with me several times before, so she knows the process for shopping for the special needs orphanage. Prior to our trip, Brenda had gone to Chick-fil-A and told them about our trip. She asked if they would be willing to donate some of their large bags, and they did! These bags were stronger than what we could have purchased at the store, so we were able to put more Christmas gifts and supplies in the bags as you can see below.
If you are wondering, the large green bag is rice, and it had handles built into the bag. The light blue bag is full of diapers, but they are light, so no handle was needed.
If you are a Chick-fil-A fan like I am, it is wonderful to see them in China, even if it is just their bags. I look forward to the day their restaurants are actually in China! What must have seemed a small gesture on their part literally brought much joy and provisions to some wonderful and needy people at Christmas! Please remember that the smallest amount of help you give can have a huge impact for someone else!