What do you give somone who has so little?

Trip Start Dec 05, 2011
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Trip End Dec 20, 2011


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Flag of Bulgaria  , Sofiya,
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

As our van loaded with Christmas Boxes arrived in Skravena Roma Community, barefoot children excitedly ran to meet us. With big, inquisitive smiles they welcomed us and waited (almost patiently) to get their Christmas Shoebox. This was the highlight and lowlight of the day. It is incredible to see the happiness that these small boxes bring to people who have almost nothing. But it is also shocking and sad to see such poverty first-hand, especially in Europe. It was bitterly cold but many of the children were not wearing shoes, some barely anything at all. The houses are lean-to shacks and there is one outside tap to serve 40 people. It's moments like this that make all the effort behind our annual Christmas Box Appeal worthwhile. Thank you for helping children like seven-year-old twins Gina and Ruska to have a Christmas present this year.

We also gave out boxes at Skravena School & Kindergarten, dropped boxes to a Roma run family project in the Faculteta district of Sofia and delivered boxes ready for some distributions that we will make next week.

Check out todays' vid here.



 
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Good work guys, keep it up :-)

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