We are all created in God’s image. Not one of us has any less value than another, and yet, many of the poor we meet at Watered Gardens have been told for years they have less value or are of no worth. This devaluation occurs through lack of love, abuse, and judgment.
The Worth Shop offers an opportunity for the poor and homeless to be creative and endeavor to build products that go to market. Clients can work a predetermined amount of time (30 min, 1 hr, etc.) and receive food, clothing, shelter and/or other basic needs in exchange. They work alongside volunteers and have an opportunity to build relationships while they perform simple tasks like disassembling and recycling donated air conditioners or crafting leather bracelets and journals. The products they make are sold to partially offset the cost of the services they receive. This exchange for their basic needs provides a reawakened sense of value as dignity is preserved and the cycle of dependency on handouts is broken.
The purchase of Worth Shop items in our community are reminding the “least of these” that they have something to offer, that they have the ability to earn and that they have worth.
The Worth Shop is open 9 AM to 2 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
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