As we purchased and gave these items, the following verse from Psalm 123 came to my mind over and over.
Have mercy on us, oh Lord, have mercy,
for we have had more than enough of contempt.
Our souls have had more than their fill of the scorn of those who are at ease,
of the contempt of the proud.
One thing we can give to the students of COU, in some small measure, is the ability to hold their heads high and to be respected by their teachers and classmates.