K1 Britannia Foundation hosts their ninth annual Christmas Angels program this year, and there’s no better way to start the holiday season than by showing how grateful you are.
For the ninth year, over 400 handmade Christmas angels will be hung up on two large Christmas trees at the Government Administration Building on Pond Island starting next Thursday, December 1, to Monday, December 5, between 9:00am and 6:00pm.
Each angel was handmade with love by the program’s recipients. The angels represent foster children; UJIMA members; children at Player Development and the Transitional Shelter; clients of Sr. Basilia Center; District Nursing and Mental Health Foundation; Excellence Learning Academy students; Freegan Food Foundation Food Program Clients (children); Down Syndrome Foundation members and other vulnerable children.
The holiday season is difficult for many struggling families, and Thanksgiving is an opportunity to reflect, and be grateful for who you have and what you have in your life. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” –John F. Kennedy
When we reflect on, acknowledge, and appreciate life as it is – regardless of its ups and downs – it gives us the opportunity to be grateful for the chance to give and live out our gratitude in action. Participating in K1’s ninth Annual Christmas Angels Program is a beautiful and simple way to express gratitude and kindness this holiday season, allowing you to positively impact another life.
Participating in the Christmas Angels Program creates a wonderful holiday season for so many. It allows the recipients to feel gratitude and appreciation that someone in the community cares and supports them.
How can you participate?
Step 1: Encourage participation.
Encourage friends, family and colleagues to participate in this special initiative during the holiday season.
Step 2: Visit the Christmas trees at the Government Building (Philipsburg).
Hundreds of handmade angels will be hung on Christmas trees from Thursday, December 1, to Monday, December 5. Staff and volunteers will be there from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
Step 3: Pick an Angel.
Choose one or more angels, and staff or volunteers will tell you the age and gender of the youth, adult or senior who made the angel(s). Gift suggestions when applicable will be given.
Step 4: Buy the gift(s).
Go out and buy your gift(s) for the angel(s) chosen.
Step 5: Return to the Government Building with the gift(s).
Return by Monday, December 6, at 6:00pm to the Government Building with the gift(s) in exchange for the Christmas angel(s).
Step 6: Cherish and hang your Christmas angel(s).
Take your angel(s) as a special ornament for your home or work, as a reminder that you made someone’s Christmas special this year.
Step 7: Share online.
Take pictures or videos and share them to encourage others to do the same with the hashtag #K1ChristmasAngels and tag @K1SXM on Facebook and Instagram.