Yesterday we were able to celebrate the joy of Christmas with our beautiful children! We LOVE giving these children a special day where they can join in with the celebrations of Christmas – and feel the joy – just like any other child.
Christmas parties are such milestones for each of these children – and we make sure we do our very best to make them memorable. Sometimes these occasions can feel a little bittersweet as we look at some children and a moment of sadness comes over us as we wonder if this will be their last Christmas, but we choose not to dwell on that – rather, this gives us even more motivation to make it the most wonderful day for them. And we sure did go all out to make this day wonderful– Christmas decorations covered the room, tinsel, fairy lights, costumes, food and music!
We have some HUGE, heartfelt, incredibly grateful thank you’s to say to those who contributed to making this such a special day.
To LINH K & Friends - acoustic band - Thank you for donating your time and music to the children! You guys were absolutely amazing, and the children and nannies loved every minute of your songs! This full acoustic band played a variety of well known Christmas songs and Vietnamese music. There was singing and dancing all round! We are so grateful to them for helping to bring such happiness and enthusiasm to the party!
To Angela Giudici and all of her students at Singapore International School who worked so hard on making bright, beautiful Christmas cards for all of the children! How amazing and special for each child to have their very own personally written and crafted card this year! Thank you so much!
To John Bellew, Shinta Dewi and Anh Hong Tran - Thank you all so much for donating all the tasty treats and food for the children!
To Alison Chapman and Ekaterina Dubois - Thank you for donating the beautiful party decorations! The room looked fabulous and bright and perfectly Christmassy!
To Michelle Erda - Thank you so much for the gifts you donated to the nannies who tirelessly care for the children and are so deserving of being cared for and celebrated too! They absolutely LOVED their presents!
To Victoria and all of the wonderful families at Saigon kids who donated a whole car load of medical supplies and toys! We can’t believe how much you were able to collect. Thank you all so much for your great big, generous hearts!
And of course our wonderful volunteer nurses Chloe Williams and Sinéad Keane - Thank you for organizing and facilitating everything to make this day possible!
There were so many people who helped us make this day as wonderful and unforgettable as it was. We are so humbled and grateful for your generosity, and also to those who are thinking of our Little Feathers at this time of year from across the globe!
Merry Christmas everyone!