Last night, volunteers and staff were decked out in aprons made with fabric from the West African nation of Senegal.
The aprons came to us courtesy of Carol Meynen, MD, and Diane Roberts of Trinity United Methodist Church in Wilmette.
Dr. Meynen has been serving in Senegal since 2005 on various medical missions. Over the years, she’s accumulated yards of Senegalese fabric, often as a thanks for her work. After wearing an apron made from such fabric during volunteer shifts at our Community Kitchen, Dr. Meynen and friends decided to turn the remaining fabric into aprons for the whole team.
We want to thank Dr. Meynen, Diane Roberts, and Trinity United Methodist for their creativity and thoughtfulness. As often happens in our work, it’s the kindness of volunteers and partners that make our work a) sustainable b) rewarding and c) refreshing. We know our patrons appreciate the kindness as well.