|Members of Missouri Southern State University's Robert W. Plaster School of Business are learning that it's not all about making money. A Threads of Hope social responsibility project co-ordinated by Dr. Nanette Philibert and students from her organizational behavior class in conjunction with the Forrest Outreach Project are helping to break the cycle of poverty in Peru.
Amongst items the group is soliciting are polyester, velvet, and silk cloth and bathing suit material--fabric that doesn't fray like cotton or flannel--that women living in shantytowns around Lima can use to make pillow cases, clothing and Bible covers and help them improve their current lifestyle.
Other items include:
- toothbrushes and toothpaste
- toiletries like lotion, shampoo, and body wash
- reading glasses
Donations must be brought to collection boxes scattered around the Missouri Southern campus in Joplin by April 22, 2008. They will be shipped to Plano, TX where they will be re-rounted to Peru.
For more information about the program contact Philibert at (417) 625-9868.