Kathe Peterson didn’t think twice about T-shirts—until she found out they were much more useful than she ever imagined.
array of colorful diapers dry on a clothesline in Honduras. They’re
made of old, cotton T-shirts, recycled by Kathe Peterson and others in
the Northeastern Minnesota Synod and shipped to new mothers in the
Central American country.|
member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Duluth, Minn., learned
that with a bit of alterations an old cotton T-shirt could be
transformed into a diaper. And while that may not sound like an ideal
solution for some, there are plenty of mothers in Honduras in need of
crucial baby supplies, diapers in particular.
So began the
“diaper ministry,” which has grown to such an extent that this month
Peterson is part of a group taking two crates of T-shirt diapers
weighing more than1 ton to Honduras.
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