Thursday, December 16, 2010
A Little Flower Christmas Party
We are doing something new this year with our group home families. Each group home family has been matched with a local expat family, who will "sponsor" them for Christmas. The sponsoring family is hosting the kids for some kind of a party, either a meal, or tree decorating, or just an afternoon of fun. They are also providing some Christmas gifts for the children as well as some needed household items for the family (such as laundry detergent, rice etc).
One of our group homes had their party a few days ago, and it was a big hit! The kids had so much fun with their gifts and their new friends. Pizza was had by all. Even the foster parents look relaxed! We are so grateful to our sponsors for doing this - it's a wonderful thing for the kids, but most important is that the foster parents feel supported in their job. It's hard work caring for 5 disabled children as if they were your own - they deserve it!