A week before Christmas we decided to do something for the
community. We had made up about seventy Christmas cards. We thought it would
be a great idea if we handed them out to someone who would appreciate something
as simple as a card. First we thought of going to the Salvation Army on
Christmas and handing out these cards, but sadly they did not get there
because they were not open on Christmas, though we did not waste the cards
that we spent so much time making. Instead, one team member thought of a
great idea in time of dire need, to hand the cards out before Christmas
was all over with. This team member decided it would be a good idea to take
the cards and hand them out to people who were in the nursing home. Here
is what Sheena our team member had to say about the experience.
“When I handed out the Christmas cards to those who were in the nursing home, they had humbled me. I could see on each and everyone’s face how much they greatly appreciated the cards. It surprised me how something so small could mean so much to them. As I was making my rounds in the Nursing Home one lady told me how she had adopted a son herself. She said that she read him a book that explained to him what adoption was because she knew that once he started going to school, he was going to find out that he was adopted. She would rather him find out from her than someone else.”
In the picture, Sheena has given her grandfather (who also resides in the nursing home) one of the cards that the team had made.