The Raining Season ended 2023 on a high note with our annual Christmas celebration. Over the years, we have been able to provide many joyful Christmas traditions and memories for our children and staff at the center. This year was no different! An amazing group of sponsors went above and beyond to generously donate the funds needed to put on a very special Christmas party. The kids and staff had a fantastic time at the party.
The Christmas season at The Raining Season included several special activities, including visitors to the center, decorating a Christmas tree at the girls' Roots house, and a Christmas service at the TRS church. This year, the children received new everyday clothes and shoes as well as a new African dress outfit. Our main event – the Christmas party was celebrated just before Christmas. The party included Christmas decorations, a delicious meal, and dancing! They feasted on chicken, spaghetti, and salad. Everyone had a fun time at the party, eating and celebrating with one another. At the end of the party, Pastor Daniel and Aunty Augusta were presented with a gift by the children and staff to thank them for their many years of service to The Raining Season.
Because of your generosity, The Raining Season was able to bless our staff with a small Christmas bonus. Inflation continues to impact Sierra Leone and our staff, and the prices of everyday goods have risen quickly over the past year. Our staff is feeling this through the rising cost of food, including rice, electricity, and gasoline, to name a few. Our prayer is that this Christmas bonus showed our staff how much they are loved and appreciated while also easing the burden and stress of inflation.
Once again, thank you to everyone who donated to our Christmas festivities! Because of your generous support, The Raining Season can continue providing unique memories for our children. The Christmas celebration is only one of many ways your support goes above and beyond providing for our children's basic needs and so much more. We continue to see our kids not only surviving but thriving. Thank you for your prayers and support that help make it all possible.
The Raining Season