First of all, a HUGE THANKS to everyone who has given a special gift to a child or family in Kibaale this Christmas season. It is such a blessing, one that we love being able to see first hand!!
The most popular item is the gift basket. Last Thursday the day was spent giving out half of the gift baskets bought for Christmas, next Thursday we'll give out the rest! The gift basket is full of essential items in a plastic bin, which is very useful to these families and lasts them about 2 months. There is sugar, rice, matches, kerosene, salt, cooking oil, shortening, toothbrush and toothpaste, tea, spices, lotion, soap, and a few packages of biscuits (baby cookies) which don't usually make it home!!!
Thanks to a very generous donation from someone in Canada, Christmas gifts were bought for every student this year, even those without a sponsor!!