HLF Kids Receive Christmas Gifts

Help Liberia Foundation Community School, through the kind donations of four of its sponsors, purchased Christmas presents and distributed them among the kids in the school.

Children and parents getting ready for the start of the distribution

Children and parents getting ready for the start of the distribution

The items bought included thirteen 25-kg bags of rice, one carton of Crown Vita and three 5-gallon containers of vegetable oil.  The carton of vita contains 12 packs and each pack contains 100 vita cubes.

Distribution going on

Distribution going on

The distribution was done on Sunday, December 21. Prior to Sunday’s distribution, because the school is closed as a result of the Ebola crisis, a three-day announcement (Friday to Sunday) was made on three radio stations. Besides, the staff went in the community to personally inform the children and their parents.

Distribution in full swing

Distribution in full swing

It was a joyful day not just for the children, but also for the staff of the school and the residents of the community. The distribution was headed by the Parent-Teacher Association (P-T.A) of the school, headed by its Vice Chairman, Mr. Zogar.

Community residents in line to receive food

Community residents in line to receive food

We served more than a hundred children. For the kids who were not around, their parents came and collected their food. Then we served our teachers. After that, we called the residents of the community, especially those in close proximity with the school, and also served them. Everyone was grateful and expressed thanks to the sponsors through the school.

Waiting to receive their items

Waiting to receive their items

“We thank you and the people overseas for always doing this for our children almost every year. We will continue to remember you for what you are doing for us and our children,” remarked Mr. Zogar to the Director of the school, Mr. Paul Yeenie Harry, who also thanked the parents and the kids for being appreciative.

Measuring out the rice

Measuring out the rice

Mr. Harry: “On behalf David Turner, Mary Smith, Lena and Anders Marner, we wish to thank you all for appreciating what we are doing here today. We at the school, like those who made this possible, are happy that they can do this for our kids and all of you at this time of the year.”

Staff members happily receiving their share of the food

Staff members happily receiving their share of the food

The money for this year’s Christmas gifts was donated by four persons – David Turner, Mary Smith, Lena and Anders Marner.   We wish to thank them very much for their kindness, which has put Christmas smiles on the faces of our kids.

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