Volunteers give gifts to Jamaican children this Christmas
Dubbed “Operation Krismus Smile” this ambitious project ensured that children received a gift this year. “We noticed that many children, especially in rural areas, don’t have even one toy,” says Country Director Bridgette Barrett. “So we set about challenging our staff and volunteers to begin collecting toys for these children, anything from balls and dolls to teddy bears and toy robots.”
Staff compete to collect the most toys
When all the toys were collected, the teams and volunteers of the Care Program journeyed to the communities to ensure that each child received a toy for Christmas. It proved to be an exciting celebration not only for the community recipients, but also for the staff and volunteers of Projects Abroad Jamaica.
The event was marked by the Projects Abroad team and the children singing and dancing to Christmas carols, enjoying the cake and ice cream that was served and playing traditional Jamaican games.
Thank you to everyone who donated toys to this worthwhile initiative and put smiles on the faces of Jamaican children!
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