A few years ago, Whittier Friends asked if there was something special they could do for Friends School and the Christmas Health Kits were born. The kits have consisted of a towel, a washcloth, a bar of soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and so on. The kits have not been identical from year to year. One year a second church/meeting sent some money and we were able to go to a local store and buy a small toy for each student.
O couple of other churches/meetings have been involved over the past few years but last year there were no health kits at all. If your meeting would like to take this on as a project, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a celebration day on the last day before Christmas vacation. It includes a meal that is a little more special than the government meals and at the end of the day we give each student their gift.
(Side note: The Christmas meal is paid for by the USFWI feeding progarm and yes, I know that the word “their” in this context is bad grammar, but I really don’t like the use of “his/her.”)
I will gently remind you all that most of our children are very poor and some of them will not get any other Christmas gift. This kit is a very big deal.
Let me know, ok?