Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Christmas to remember

Every year, over 50,000 families in San Antonio don't get the chance to celebrate Christmas like the rest of us.

As a part of my final project in speech class, I joined a group of nine classmates in giving a needy family Christmas this year. In three weeks, we gave "persuasive" speeches and held a bake sale to raise over $2,500 in donations, providing the Martinez family of five children - three of them triplets - with a Christmas they will never forget.

On a mission to pick up a donated fridge and industrial freezer.

Joy spills over in the Martinez home.

posing for the camera

Jasper (left) takes in the moment. We are fortunate to have the things we need at hand.

Martina is from Germany. She was the treasurer a major part of the project's success.

The Martinez family said it would take a couple days to soak in.

She picked up the phone right before our team member was getting ready to choose another family.

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