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    Spreading some extra joy for the littlest ones in the South Sudanese community

    Day 5

    Toys for All

    The girls of Girls for Africa had a very long list of ways they wanted to give back to their community in Omaha. Yesterday, we took care one of the things on their list – showing some love to kids and their families at the hospital. Next? A toy drive for kids.

    Many South Sudanese parents in Omaha work long hours, seven days a week and can’t afford to buy toys. The girls wanted to bring them some extra joy by organizing a drive where their kids could come and pick out the toys that they wanted.

    So for Day 5, that’s just what we did!

    You might not be surprised to learn that the kids were absolutely ecstatic! As each family arrived, their eyes widened in joy – so many toys, too little time!

    The little ones took their toys and started playing with them right away.

    The toy drive was such fun for everyone involved. For the Girls for Africa crew, it was a good leadership opportunity, a time to flex both their fundraising muscles and their organizational acumen. And for the kids of course, they were happier than ever!

    What an amazing opportunity to get behind the wonderful efforts of the South Sudanese community in Omaha – we were happy and humbled to work alongside them as they made their community just a little brighter place to be.

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