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    Some extra love for families

    Day 12

    A Special Treat

    The leaders of Girls for Africa know many members of the South Sudanese and larger Omaha community.

    So when we were in town, they suggested that we help two families in particular that were going through a difficult time.

    These Somali and South Sudanese families have 8 and 10 children each, and we wanted to show them a little extra support, especially for the kids.

    Girls for Africa compiled a list of these family’s great needs. And then we set out to shop!

    We went up and down each aisle of Walmart to select a personal gift for everyone – legos, dolls, toy animals, remote control cars, art materials, science kits, sporting equipment, wallets, and cozy socks and pants to stay warm in the winter.

    When we arrived, the children jumped up and down with joy, hugging their gifts tight and opening them up right away.

    Abdulmalik is 16-years old His two older brothers were out playing soccer when we arrived at their home, and we learned that Abdulmalik wanted nothing more than to be able to keep up and compete with them! When he saw that we brought him a soccer ball, he exclaimed, “Oh wow! Now I can practice my skills…my brothers will be able to see what I’ve got!”

    The parents of both families were incredibly appreciative – the gifts were something that they financially would not be able to afford, but wanted to provide.

    We’re so inspired to be even a small light in the lives of these families, especially those that could use a little extra love.

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