This past Tuesday, January 18, felt like a family reunion between the Women’s Wellbeing and Development Foundation/Bien de Mujer staff and the women and children we work with in La Carpio. Because our women and children’s community education center is still under renovation, 35 kids, a few mothers, and we, all gathered at a local church in La Carpio for some value-teaching group games and exercises, as well as fruit and biscuits.
Authentic gratitude for our Children’s Christmas Party was tangible, and we just wanted to share some of these sentiments:
From the Mothers:
The Xmas party was very beautiful, very well organized. The kids enjoyed it very much! They gave us food and the gifts were fantastic. Thank you very much for everything.
Maria Isabel Suarez Gonzalez, Mother
My name is Jazmina Pupiro and I went to the party with my 5 children. It was a wonderful party: there was a pool, games, food, ice cream and cake, and beautiful gifts!
Jazmina Pupiro, Mother
Everything was fantastic! The gifts, the pool! I liked the games very much. My daughter loved the pool and her gift.
Maria Rizo, Mother
I loved everything about the party. The children loved their gifts and had a lot of fun. They enjoyed the food– it was a great surprise for them. These workshops are very good for the children, they learn a lot in them and they help them a lot. The people that organize them are very good people and they really are great with the children.
Jaquelin Caliz Soza, Mother
I am very grateful to these wonderful people for everything they do for the children. The party was wonderful. Thank you so much.
Martha Paniagua, Mother
From some of the kids:
My name is Amanda and the party was beautiful and wonderful. I will never forget it. Thank you so much.
Amanda, 13 years old
I loved the party! Thank you to everybody that organized this party for us, children.
Leyter Dixon Caliz, 12 years old
It was fabulous! I was very happy that Ercy and Sonia were there, they are very good people.
Emmanuel, 13 years old
I loved the party, especially the pool! Keilyn Patricia, 11 years old
I loved everything about the party, especially the gifts, cannot wait to go again! Dana Paola Cruz, 12 years old
I enjoyed the party very much and I really loved the pool. Genesis Zuniga, 9 years old
For me, I loved everything about the party, especially the gifts. Paola Ortiz, 13 years old
Then we asked the little ‘uns: “What part of the Christmas Party was your favorite?”
The pool, I wanted to swim three times! Valery, 5 years old
Everything! Henrito, 3 years old
Santa and the gifts! Alison Nicole, 5 years old
The gifts, the ice cream and the jumping castles! Jacol, 6 years old
Again, this unforgettable experience for the kids, parents, and us, would not have been possible without all the hard-working volunteers and all the generous donations from people like you! Gracias por todo!