Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Christmas Box

 We went to the Christmas Box to spend some time with the children that currently live there. Let me first explain what this place is. This is a very unique place to house children who have been taken away from their parents for either abuse or neglect and they won't be returning to them. This is a holding house for little ones before they get a foster family. It is a very loving place where they try and keep siblings together if possible. Ashlee, Bonnie and Jessica lived their for a little over a month before the authorities found out there were family members to take them.  While they were there, they had some special people who volunteered their time to read and play games with them. Ashlee wanted to go back and give of her time to those who are there now!
 Ashlee arranged with two friends from school to go with us. Russo(the Boy) was adopted 5 years ago from Russia where he ans his sister spent most of their lives in an orphanage. He definitely could relate to these kiddos. McKenna (the girl)  was a little blown away but had a great time with us.


There were 4 boys living there right now.
"G" is from Africa and is11 years old. He was brought over here by some "Family " members but when things got tough , they decided they could no longer care for him. He has had very bad experiences with the foster families that he has been with and after spending the 2 hours with us he asked if he could come home with me! Boy it sure breaks your heart!


Michael is 10 and has two older sisters in the older girl section. He is so smart and loves math. We did a ton of math problems!


JoJo is 5 and has three older sister and a big brother in the other facility. He had the kindest eyes and is so sweet. He loves to write his letters. He also loves to play outside and eat snacks!


And the last of the gang is 5 year old Dennis. He is Hispanic and is the cutest thing ever. We played hangman and basketball and he has the best smile ever.

Ashlee and her friends were Angels that touched 4 little boys today! It was good for Everyone to give of themselves. I know we all were touched by them too.You were great Ash!

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