This year our Boys & Girls Club did something that was out of the ordinary — and discovered something extraordinary as we found that giving is a gift itself!
This season, we gave out gifts to Club teens who put their academics first and participate in programs. There were some heartfelt moments when the teens were told they were being rewarded and could pick a present for themselves in the room full of gifts.
Instead of choosing things for themselves, some teens picked out items and asked for wrapping paper because they were going to give their gifts to someone else. There was even a Saints football helmet in the room and one member said, “My brother would LOVE that!” Instead of waiting for Dec. 25, he gave his brother the helmet as they were headed out the door and said “Merry Christmas, brother.” Read more.