Boxes of Smiles Initiative Lights up the Season for Childrens Emergency Hostel

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 15, 2018 – Nassau – Kayley Simon and her classmates packed a whole lot of love into a single shoe box and what started out as an idea to give gifts to others less fortunate instead of exchanging with classmates turned into a class project that taught the true meaning of the season.   Kayley, 11, is a sixth grade student at Windsor Preparatory School in western New Providence.   Shortly before the holidays, Kayley wrote to her teacher, Mrs. Courtnee Romer, sharing her excitement about the holidays, telling her she could “hardly wait to see the bright lights and the awesome Christmas trees all beautifully decorated.”She confessed she was especially excited about opening her presents and then she stole her teacher’s heart with these words: “As we at Windsor prepare to have our Christmas celebrations, I can’t help but think of all those children who are less fortunate than I.   That’s why this year, I would like to share an idea for a Christmas initiative called ‘A Box of Smiles.’   This year, I would like to invite my class to help me give to the children at The Children’s Emergency Hostel.   It would be nice to help put a smile on their faces.   Instead of exchanging gifts, we can use the money ($25-$30) to buy small items that can fit into a box, the size of a shoe box.   Some of the items can be coloring books, boxes of crayons, card games, pencils, pens, erasers, small toys etc.   Each student will decorate and fill their own box personalized for one child at the Hostel.”She also asked if each student in the class could make a Christmas card with a note to the recipient and include it in the box.   She offered to decorate a drop box and with the teacher’s permission, she would start the collection process.“All of us have so much to be thankful for and I believe that it would be so beautiful to make this Christmas a very special one for these children,” Kayley wrote and her teacher’s approval was instant.Over 20 shoe boxes from just about all of her classmates came pouring in along with cards and gifts and on December 18, one week before Kayley would be opening her own presents in a family home with a mother, father and two siblings.   Kayley and her mom delivered the gifts to children who would not be spending that special day of the year like the Simons but would know that someone – many someones – remembered them and cared.   They would know that the season meant love.Press Release: DPA News Related Items:last_img read more

Solskjaer focused on the next six months

first_imgManchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he’s not focused on taking the job on a permanent basis but wants to lead the team for the next six months.Mourinho’s two-and-a-half-year reign at Old Trafford ended on Tuesday when he was sacked, and United brought in former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to take the reins until the end of the season.Solskjaer took his first United training session on Thursday and spoke to the media ahead of their trip to Cardiff City on Saturday.“I’m going to enjoy the ride,” Solskjaer told MUTV.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“It’s six months. I’m back home. I’m going to be myself. The club is running a process to find the next manager so I’m going to be myself in the meantime with Mick, Kieran, and Michael. We’ll get the players enjoying their football again.“I’ve had 300-400 games as a first-team manager. I’m confident. I’ve won the league, I’ve won cups, I’ve been relegated. It’s about man management. It’s about managing players, staff and it’s about getting the best out of everyone.“The boss [Sir Alex Ferguson] will always be the best at that. I get my managerial style from him. He’s been the biggest influence but then again we’re different.“I’m a different personality. I like to speak to people, I like to engage with people. I want to see people express themselves. That makes me happy.”last_img read more

Eddie Howe tips Spurs as title contenders

first_imgBournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes Tottenham have what it takes to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City for the Premier League title.Eddie Howe saw his side lose 5-0 to Spurs at Wembley on Wednesday, a few days after they thrashed Everton 6-2 at Goodison Park.Spurs are now currently in second place in the league table after Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat at Leicester.Howe can now confidently say that Tottenham will push Liverpool all the way for the league title this season.Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, SpursPochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.“Without a doubt,” Howe told Sky Sports when asked if the North London club is a title contender.“They’ve got the forward players and the creative players that can cause anyone problems. They are in great form and are very clinical – we had equally good chances but didn’t take them.”Tottenham have yet to win a Premier League trophy and the last time they came close was in 2015/2015 season when Leicester City pipped them to the title.last_img read more

Wilmington Book Club Listings — January 2019

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Book Club Listings — July 2019In “Community”Wilmington Book Club Listings — August 2019In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Host 6-Week Great Decisions Series On Foreign Policy TopicsIn “Community” WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a listing of book club discussions happening in Wilmington this January:Pints & Pages Book Group (Library’s Social Book Group For 20 & 30 Somethings)Thursday, January 3, 7pmPancho’s CantinaInstead of discussing a particular book this month, we’ll meet up to share your latest favorite reads, watches & listens! Plus get great recommendations from others. Bring along at least two (books, movies, series, podcasts, etc.) to share! If you don’t have it in hand, that’s okay! Just remember the title. Register HERE.Novel Ideas Fiction Book GroupThursday, January 17, 7pmWilmington Memorial LibraryFeatured Book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellEnjoy reading fiction? Join the library’s fiction book group led by Adult Services Librarian Kim Rowley.  Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the featured book. Register HERE.Well Read Wednesday Book GroupWednesday, January 23, 10amWilmington Memorial LibraryFeatured Book: A Piece of the World by Christina BakerThis is book group discusses contemporary books both fiction and non-fiction led by Library Director Tina Stewart.  Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the featured book. Register HERE.The Buzz Book ClubMonday, January 28, 1pmWilmington Senior CenterFeatured Book: Into The Water by Paula HopkinsMembers are asked to get their own book for this meeting.  No registration required.Have your own book club and looking for members? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:last_img read more