Hands of Hope Brings Smiles to Children in Thinker’s Village, Distributes Toys as Christmas Giveaway
Monrovia – The charity organization, Hands of Hope Liberia has distributed toys and food to more than 500 children from Thinker’s Village and surrounding communities as part of its annual toy distribution and feeding program for underprivileged children.
Hands of Hope Liberia Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 2015 and dedicated to providing educational opportunities through academic and athletic scholarship programs to Liberian youth who are financially challenged.
The organization, headed by Mrs. Lydia Sebwe is legally registered under the laws of Liberia, having acquired Articles of Incorporation in 2020. It also has a branch in the United States.
During the Christmas Day event, children between the ages of one and 14-years received dolls, toy cars, balls, and other assorted items; while 240 girls received gifts and 315 boys were given variety of toys. They, along with their parents, expressed thanks and appreciation to Mrs. Sebwe and her team for the gesture.
Twelve years old Joshua said he was “happy for my toy,” while one of the parents, Patience Wilson of Hope Village said she was grateful to Sister Lydia for the Christmas toys given to her three children.”
A prominent resident of the area, Pastor Patrick T. Gibson of Light of the World Ministries noted that the toy distribution attracted children from nearby communities along the RIA Highway, and expressed hope that the organizers will sustain the program by increasing the number of children to more than a thousand.
The Annual Toy Distribution and Feeding Program aims to share the joy of Christmas and God’s blessing, Mrs. Sebwe said.
She disclosed that in 2021, Hands of Hope Liberia will expand its educational opportunities through scholarship and tuition payment, targeting disadvantaged children with financial challenges.
She extended her gratitude to all those who supported financially and in kind, some them include David McGuire and family, Lydia Williams Wuo, Johantz Caine, Jr., Duke Weeks, Samuel McIntosh, Rita Williams, Erin, and Sarah.
The nonprofit has bylaws and is headed by an Executive Director, along with a board of directors that provides strategic guidance to its operations. Hands of Hope-LIB, Inc., also operates a USA branch. It is registered with the State of Minnesota.