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Local charity fetes over 500 kids for Christmas

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Over 500 children from Thinker’s Village and surrounding communities received free toys and food on Christmas Day provided by a local humanitarian organization, ‘Hands of Hope Liberia.’

Executive Director Madam Lydia Sebwe, said the annual program targeted underprivileged kids.

During the occasion, children between ages one and fourteen years received dolls, cars, balls, and other assorted items. A total of 240 girls received gifts, while 315 boys received variety of toys.

Twelve-year-old Joshua expressed great excitement for his toy and lauded the organization for coming to identifying with them.

“I am so glad that I am among the many kids that benefited from this initiative. I’m humbled and want to thank this organization for putting smiles on our faces,” Joshua stated.

Madam Patience Wilson, a parent of Hope Village, said she was grateful that her children were among the many beneficiaries, and thanked Executive Director Sebwe for the kind gesture.

Pastor Patrick T. Gibson of Light of the World Ministries said the toy distribution attracted children from nearby communities along the RIA Highway, and hoping that the organizers will sustain the program by increasing the number of children to more than a thousand.

The Annual Toy Distribution and Feeding Program aim to share the joy of Christmas and God’s blessing.

Executive Director Sebwe disclosed that in 2021, Hands of Hope Liberia will expand its educational opportunities through scholarship or tuition payment, targeting disadvantaged children with financial challenges.

The organization extended thanks and gratitude to David McGuire and family, Lydia Williams Wuo, Johantz Caine, Jr., Duke Weeks, Samuel McIntosh, Rita Williams, Erin, and Sarah for their financial and in-kind support.

Hands of Hope-LIB, Inc., is a nonprofit organization founded in 2015 dedicated to providing educational opportunities through academic and athletic scholarship programs to Liberian youth who are financially challenged. It also undertakes an annual toy distribution and feeding program. The non-for-profit organization has network of volunteers, and is legally registered under the laws of Liberia.

Hands of Hope-LIB, Inc., also has a chapter in the United States of America (USA) that is registered with the State of Minnesota. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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