ACT Serbia (Fondacija “ACT Foundation”) entered the festive season with the most beautiful “New Year ACT of giving” initiative – distribution of 50 Santa gift packs to children with special needs from “Dositej Obradovic” school with dormitory from Subotica.
On 18 Dec our team spent most fulfilling time with these amazing children and their loving teachers. The excitement and joy these children felt when they saw the gifts (which included a rich assortment of sweets, toys, crayons, pencils, winter gloves) all laid out for them on the tables, was a sight to behold.
The climax was the grand entry of Santa (a loving, talented actor from Children’s Theatre Subotica who volunteered to support us in this initiative) was a sight to behold.
Children were eager to sing Christmas and Santa songs to their Santa and teachers were amazed that even one autistic child managed to sing a beautiful song and a deaf child communicated his song through sign language. We were deeply touched.
One girl was totally thrilled by her toy, warmly embraced one of our ACT members and told her ‘thank you’. Most of these children come from very poor families from surrounding villages and are not accepted by the society due to their condition/special needs. The love and gifts meant the whole world to them.
Biba Mohan, President of ACT, briefly spoke about the origin of ACT Foundation and the spirit of little Ammu who lives through all our ACTs of love. Children listened carefully and agreed to always be careful and look both ways before crossing the road.
Sincere gratitude to Diana from ACT who presented this beautiful opportunity to serve to the ACT Serbia team and made the necessary arrangements, to Marina and company “Indas” for her wholehearted support in all aspects of this initiative, Olivera and Gift Shop (Daroteka) Okice, Barbara, Sinisa, Spomenka and all those who supported this initiative through their loving donations.
We couldn’t think of a better way of entering the festive season.
ACT Serbia team