By Terra Lilkendey
The holiday season is a time of giving back and opening our hearts to those who need help and support. Here at Children Beyond Our Borders, we love this time of year because we get to host so many fun events for children all around Florida. These events help us to support and inspire our communities!
We teamed up with Feed and Fortify to participate in the Angels Party for homeless students in Orlando. Our goal with the event was to provide an evening full of magic and making dreams come true for the over 200 families in attendance! The event had food for families, and special golden tickets for the children to participate in fun activities. Coming from such rough backgrounds we wanted our activities to help the kids foster their belief in themselves embrace their self worth! The kids had so much fun playing games and having their faces painted. Instead of writing letters to Santa, we had the kids write their future selves letters. It was so inspiring to see what goals the kids had for themselves!
Our Spirit of Giving event in Gainesville, provided children with toys and stuffed stockings thanks to our donations received from #GivingTuesday! The look of excitement on every child’s face made the event so amazing and rewarding.
Also, we want to say a HUGE thank you to all of our Holiday Helpers who came out and helped with our events! You guys were great and we know that you had an amazing impact on all of the kids!
This holiday season, Children Beyond Our Borders wants you to remember how important giving back is, and how much of an impact you can make on your community.
Best of Wishes and Happy Holidays,
Children Beyond Our Borders!