Donated Jacket Transforms A Boy’s Life

Publication Date: 
June 10, 2013

Dinesh was ashamed of his tattered clothing – a grim reflection of his family’s extreme poverty. Feeling embarrassed, the 12-year-old boy would often skip school and other activities. But then, a brand new jacket changed everything.

He received one of more than 1,000 coats donated by a generous sportswear company in partnership with Salesian Missions. The jacket manufacturer provided the items while the Salesians paid to have them shipped and delivered to needy children like Dinesh.

It was like a modern-day version of the miracle when Jesus multiplied seven loaves of bread and a few fish to feed four thousand people. That’s because a $1 gift can be multiplied to cover the cost of transporting $14 worth of donated goods.

The impact on the lives touched by this miracle is even greater. Today, for example, Dinesh has a whole new outlook. His self-esteem is high and he is proud to wear a decent piece of clothing – the first one he has ever owned. And his teachers report that he has attended every class since receiving the jacket.

Please take part in a modern-day Loaves & Fishes miracle! There is no better way to multiply your generosity for the benefit of so many needy children. Remember, for every $1 you give today, you will be providing $14 worth of life-saving goods to those who need them most. Thank you for making such a huge impact!

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