One of our Firewall Mentors, Malkia, cried when she was told she’d be packing a present for Operation Christmas Child with her Firewall students. She was reminded of her first and only Christmas present as a child, a shoebox from Operation Christmas Child filled with gifts. Malkia grew up in Jamaica, the second poorest country in the Carribbean.
“I remember going to Primary school and everyone got gifts! We were so surprised. My brother and I each had our own,” said Malkia.
Malkia shared this story with the Firewall students and they got to see first-hand the impact they can have when they give back to those in need.
Firewall Mentor Malkia and some of her students with their Operation Christmas Child shoebox
This was our 3rd year completing Operation Christmas Child! Together our students and their Firewall Mentors packed 86 boxes to be sent to children around the world who are affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease. Each shoebox is filled with small toys, hygiene items, school supplies, handmade cards, and pictures of the students with their Firewall Mentor.
We are so excited for each girl and boy to receive these gifts!
“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” –H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Thank you, Firewall volunteers!
Our volunteers have completed 300+ hours so far this school year! We would like to thank our volunteers for their heart to serve and for giving of their time to help our students by tutoring and reading with them.
From all of us at Firewall, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!