September 25, 2008

Got cans, bottles and other refundable beverage containers? Bring them to the library!

Alloway Library continues to collect recyclable beverage containers to raise money in support of Tahaddi, a compassion ministry working in the shantytowns of Beirut, Lebanon.

Tahaddi, the Arabic word for “challenge,” serves the poor in three ways: through medical care, literacy programs and prison work. Currently the organization is seeking $7500 to furnish 2 new classrooms.

The medical dispensary provides free access to primary care, offering family medical consultations; medicines; lab work as well as practical and financial assistance when hospitalization is required.

Its educational ministry promotes a climate of tolerance and includes adult and child literacy programs, wood shop and sewing classes for children from 10 to 13 years of age who have no access to normal schooling as well as summer camp and Bible clubs for children

Tahaddi also provides moral and spiritual support to women’s prisoners during weekly visits and provides inmates with basic necessities, Bible studies and English classes. In a unique arrangement, warm sweaters knitted by the prisoners are given to the shantytown children in the literacy classes.

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