A young mother who learned about us from one of our previous high school volunteers, is married at age 19 and has a 6-week-old baby girl. She is no longer working but her husband works part time and is in college. They are planning to make all fresh baby food, she is a nursing mother and they are trying to use cloth diapers. She was so proud to share with us that they really want to do what is best for their baby as well as what is best for the environment. She came to us asking about clothing and what other ways she could receive help. When services were explained she stated she would not need formula, baby food or disposable diapers. However, when she saw the Gabriel Room, Miss Lisa’s Boutique, she started to cry. She asked if she could bring in her daughter’s clothes as she outgrows them. As she continued to talk to our volunteers, she not only walked out with clothes for her daughter but with a huge smile as she was so happy to know that we are there to offer support to others. Our mission doesn’t always have to provide everything to every family, but we make a difference by meeting their specific needs the best we can.
-Gabriel Project of WV