Feb 03 2017

The Joy Of Giving

By Pam Steele for The Island Connection

Mt. Zion Christmas Sorting

Mt. Zion Christmas Sorting

The joy of your giving to the holiday fund for the Mt. Zion Elementary School this year was reflected in the smiles of more than 87 children in 27 families. We can only imagine their expressions of surprise and squeals of joy as they each discovered presents wrapped especially for them.

A simple “thank you” to you, our Island friends, just does not seem adequate, but perhaps these words from some of the children themselves will help convey the special gratitude we feel and most especially what your generous donations meant for them.

Thank you for this PS3. I love it! It is my best present ever.”

Thank you for my Cowboys jacket.”

Thank you for every single Christmas gift and I really appreciate everything.”

Thank you for the toys and clothes. We appreciate it.”

As you can see from this picture, not only were our hearts overflowing with gratitude, the room we use to carefully select each child’s special gifts was also overflowing with toys, books and clothes made possible only through you and your joy of giving to our fund. Thank you for helping to make so many dreams come true.


The Mt. Zion Holiday Fund Committee

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