Alexander Smith once said "Christmas is the day that holds all time together”
Well, everybody knows that Christmas is one of the best moments one is eager to celebrate every year. It means opening presents and cheering to life with your family around a beautifully set table full of excellent dishes filled with good vibes.
However, some people are less fortunate in this world and can’t celebrate Christmas as it is often pictured in movies. French Polynesia is no different, that’s why generous people like Father Christophe or associations like Ohana try to help those unfortunate people. Most of the time, those organizations collect toys or non-perishable food and distribute them in disadvantaged neighborhoods.
In 2020 our English teacher offered to help us contribute to Father Christophe’s cause and those in need by collecting toiletry items instead of the usual toys or Christmas dishes. We were all very excited to help by giving what we could, and we were able to donate about 10 boxes filled with toothpastes, toothbrushes, soaps, dry and canned foods… Father Christophe came with his team to our high school (LPG) to collect our donations and put them under the Christmas trees in the 24’s night. He also used this moment to explain his work to us.
“I just wanted to add that our teacher’s idea was very interesting because there are already organizations giving food and toys to the destitute but a healthy lifestyle is essential.
Therefore, I was truly delighted to be a part of this project and I would like to thanks my teacher, the participating students and Father Christophe because they are the ones who made it possible.
I hope we were able to bring a little more happiness to those families, in a time of pandemic and economic crisis”.