On December 22, aided by several friends and community volunteers, Amelia and I co-hosted a holiday toy party for the children of the 4th Ward at the West End Gardens Community Center. After picking out a toy (or two!) of their own choice, each child sat for a photo with “Santa.”
While listening to cheerful holiday music, breaking bread and eating a delicious meal served by our friends, we were able to distribute over 150 toys to dozens of very happy kids—the smiles on their faces said it all, confirming the old adage that “it is more blessed to give than to receive.”
To all of you who gave donations, toys and time, we give you thanks; we continue to appreciate all that you do to help us make a difference in the lives of others.
Let’s work on mentoring our young people (especially our young men), showing them by our own example how to be good citizens.
Above all, let us be kind and respectful to each other.
Adrian and Amelia