The Christmas spirit is spreading through the city of Raleigh while people prepare for the most joyful season of the year.
Hanging up lights, decorating the tree and making a wish list is all part of the fun. However, we tend to get caught up in the all the commercial aspects of Christmas instead of focusing on the true meaning behind it and what makes this time so wonderful.
While we make our wish lists with glamorous electronics, clothes and other items that we desperately covet, there are thousands of children who don’t wish for toys, but for basic needs: clothes, food, shoes, shelter, etc. The Leesville Spanish classes are giving back by “adopting” 6 children through the Make-a-Wish Foundation; which means the Spanish department will be providing a Christmas for these children.
“I believe this will make the children overjoyed because their parents cannot provide presents for them and they most likely do not expect to receive much on Christmas Day. Hopefully, they will be able to see that other people out there care and want to help them and give them the opportunity to have an incredible Christmas too!” said Abby Noga, president of Spanish Club.
The Make a Wish Foundation provided general information about the children such as age, clothes and shoe sizes, interests and hobbies. Each Spanish class adopted one of the six children. The students in the class can bring in money or tangible items according to the child’s necessities, or toys according to the child’s age. When donating, only store-bought and brand new items can be contributed; no used items or hand-me-downs are allowed.