I trust and hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!
For the fourth year running our annual Christmas party for the children of the staff of Kings Camp was a great success.
With the help of our staff members, guests and friends of Kings Camp we could yet again put a party together for over 50 children that come from a poor and disadvantaged background.
The majority of us spent the festive season with our families and friends at home. These children spent the school holidays with their parents here at the camp but as staff we work the greater part of the day and the children don‘t see much of their parents.
The children‘s Christmas party is a great opportunity for the families to spend time together and see their children having fun and on top get a Christmas gift! This would not have been possible without the abundance of wonderful donations from you.
These fantastic donations included several large boxes with beautiful color-in books, pencils, pens, toys, stationary, balloons, backpacks and hundreds of goodies for the children.
The amount I received from all of you this year was beyond expectations. I am very thankful that your generous contributions made this year‘s Christmas party a very special one.
I find words inadequate to describe the feeling of happiness and joy that I experience at the children‘s party. With the images I took I hope that you can see the happiness I captured through my lens. It is priceless.
To all the wonderful and considerate guests who so kindly supported us a BIG thank you from the bottom of my hart and from our children.
A very special TANK YOU to very special people:
John Gong, with your backpacks our children can go to school without having to carry their books in their hands.
Lornar Mafata, Susan Mindell Blum, Robert H. Whittaker, Hillary and Seth – the abundance of goodies you have sent made it possible to fill these backpacks!
Chris Metoyer and Barbara Sandler, Kathy Casterline and friends, Phil and Lynda James and Jim, thank you for your cash contributions. I was able to buy sweets, dinner and soft drinks for all the children.
Merriam – Mama Africa – thank you for getting the venue set up.
Portia, thank you for making the chocolate cake.
You all made a difference!
I wish all of you a wonderful and prosperous 2010.
Patrick O‘Brien and the children of Kings Camp