Clothe the Naked

Beyond gathering gently used or even new clothing for your parish’s clothing closet or another organization in your local community that provides clothing for the poor, consider how your young adult group might get involved with a micro-lending program. Microloans (you might be familiar with the terms microfinance and microcredit, too) go directly to places that invest in their local economies. They help residents of the area gain skills and the ability to create and sell local products, many of them clothing items. This is a way to expand the effects of the corporal works of mercy beyond your direct community. Kiva is one of many reputable agencies that you can work with to make a difference.