Bakersfield is among the shelters that the Children’s Joy Foundation USA regularly visits. Last June 29, 2017, the CJF USA volunteers, once again, brought joy to the kids at the shelter as they brought with them gifts and special treats.
Smiles were on everybody’s faces as laughter and lively music infused the atmosphere. Every person in the room got up on their feet as they showed off their dance moves. Little faces sparkled as they saw the volunteers bring in the cotton candy, popcorn, pizza, ice cream and more.
The children also anxiously waited for their names to be called as the gifts were handed out one by one, immediately unwrapping them with twinkles in their eyes. It seemed like no one wanted the day to end.
The hours of preparations were forgotten and all the countless efforts of the volunteers become so worth it when seeing the pure joy lighting up each and every child’s face.