Volunteers Hand-Sew School Uniforms for Children in Haiti


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Congregation members from Catholic churches in Cedar Rapids and Vinton are helping to piece together 950 school outfits for children in Haiti.

Dozens of people volunteers gathered at St. Ludmila in Cedar Rapids to hand-stitch hundreds of uniforms. The handiwork is not over, though; for the next eight months volunteers will still fashion hundreds of little uniforms for Haitian kids.



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