Inspiring idea shares gifts with Salvation Army
Giving instead of receiving was the theme for a Christmas party celebrated by a group of local girls.
Marissa Hilmoe, 10, decided to host a Christmas party with a few of her closest friends. Instead of exchanging gifts with one another, her idea was to have each guest bring a gift to give to the Salvation Army.
This past week the girls personally delivered their gifts to the Salvation Army. They had a chance to tour the building with Captain Michael Ramsay, giving them a chance to see how many donations are needed and all of the work that goes into the Food Bank for feeding the hungry, not only at Christmas time but all year long.
Each girl came away with an appreciation of how fortunate they are.
Captain Michael Ramsay from the Salvation Army, along with his daughter Sarah-Grace, accepts the gifts from Marissa Hilmoe, Nicole Willows, Sydney Gruetzner, Katie Braun, and
Brooklyn Spanier. Missing from the photo is Shae Congdon.