Two weeks away from Christmas, professionals and workers of the Foundation for Social Welfare Services, are preparing some of the hundreds of presents they received from scores of benefactors, who accepted an invitation by Aġenzija Appoġġ to offer disadvantage children the presents they dearly desire.
Family Minister Michael Falzon and Appoġġ assistant director Remenda Grech said that this year they received 2,500 wishes, for whom benefactors were found, even if half of the wishes have not yet arrived at the Office in Ħal Farruġ.
“Currently, just over half of the presents came in and we are making the last effort; our appeal is that the pledged presents are sent because the deadline is the 13th December and then we have a week’s time to deliver these presents to the children”.
This year’s initiative is called “children’s dreams” during which in the weeks before Christmas the foundation’s professionals register the wishes of children they follow during the year.
“These are traumatised children who experienced many difficult situations and we believe that during Christmas time they should also be rewarded, through a small dream, after the sacrifices they made during the year”.
Minister Falzon said the aim of the campaign is to give joy to children who are deprived of presents which other children dream of and openly receive.