Year-End Charity Initiative for 2013

This year, my mom’s company decided to host their year-end function at the Edith Benson’s Babies Home in Sherwood. All of the money that would have usually been spend on extravagant décor and a fancy venue was instead used to throw a great party for these well deserving kids. Jumping Castles, ride-ons, balloons, santa hats, tasty snacks, great gifts, tinsel wigs, we had everything there for the kids!

 

The kids had a great time and so did we! We learnt so much about them, and we learnt just how lucky we all are that we have our parents and that we are loved and cared for by our families. The kids embraced us and they all fought for our attention. One of the kids came up to me and grabbed on to my leg and refused to let go, and when I picked him up and held him in my arms, he held on to me so tightly. And at that moment, the rest of the kids saw and they all surrounded me, so that they too can get some of the love. It was heart breaking.

 

I make it a duty of mines to visit a children’s home as often as I can, it really does bring you back down to Earth and makes you appreciate everything and everyone in your life.

 

Here are some of the images that I snapped whilst there last Friday:

 

All the kids seated and munching on all the yummy snacks we provided!

All the kids seated and eating all the delish snacks we provided!

 

 

Care takers helping r=the kids prepare to sing the national anthem

Caregivers helping the kids prepare to sing the national anthem

 

All of the little sweethearts waiting to receive their goody bags and gifts!

All of the little sweethearts waiting to receive their goody bags and gifts!

 

Whether you can offer money, food or most importantly your time, whatever it may be, do your part and help bring a smile to a kid’s face – they will truly appreciate it!

Raeesa

 

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