Local project inspired by Bible verse to help children

By BARBARA GREEN
editor@bowienewsonline.com
The Matthew Project, a Bowie schools clothing initiative will have its first fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 5 during the October Art Walk in downtown Bowie in the area of Smythe and Wise.
Brandy Akins says she was inspired to try and do something to help Bowie school children who may be in need of clothing.
“When my child was in kindergarten I saw lots of kids wearing clothes that didn’t fit, were too big or too small, that were not clean. It inspired me to figure out a way to help these children so they can be more confident,” said Akins.
She also was inspired by another local school that has a similar clothing initiative. Along with some helpful friends and supporters, The Matthew Project was born out of the Bible verse Matthew 25:36 – “Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.”

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