Mrs. Sherburn Thiele
674 Foxdale Ave.
Winnetka, Illinois, U.S.A.
 
Dec. 6, 52
 
Dear Mr. Drake;
 
                As a member of the Woman's Society of Christian Service, North Shore Methodist Church, Glencoe, I had the pleasure of hearing your letter read by Mrs. Harry Thorsen of Winnetka.  I was deeply moved by what you told of Manassas Manor.  The Woman's Society seemed to feel as I did, for they passed a plate for a free will offering, and when collected, it amounted to eighty dollars.  A committee of three women was asked to buy warm clothes for the orphans.  Myself as one of the committee.  Using the eighty dollars to the best of our ability, we purchased clothing (second hand) and filled four 4 boxes.  We shipped them today to you Nov. 13th and sincerely hope that you will be able to use all we have sent.  Please let us know if you do not receive them, for we have them insured.  We still have a few dollars left and will try to ship toys a little later, or do you have anything else in mind?
 
               My best regards to you and may God bless you.
 
                                                                                                Sincerely,
 
                                                                                              Dora L. Thiele