On the bright and delightful afternoon of June 29, 2017, the Children’s Joy Foundation USA filled the Bakersfield Homeless Center with pure joy and memorable celebration as the organization orchestrated a gift giving and feeding program for all to enjoy. Adorned with colorful balloons and an array of decorations, the place transformed into a wonderful party place for all the children, parents, and staff alike.
Smiles were on everybody’s faces as laughter and music infused the atmosphere. Every person in the room got up on their feet as they showed off their dance moves, swaying to the beat of the lively music. Little faces sparkled as they saw the volunteers bring in the cotton candy, popcorn, pizza, ice cream and many more delicacies. And of course not long after that, not much was left.
The children 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, with little Isabella hugging her Barbie, and baby Jose cuddling his new found friend, his teddy bear. It seemed like no one wanted the day to end.
For the volunteers of CJF USA, it is always an honor and blessing to see the smiles on the children’s faces as the event becomes a memorable part of their lives. It always gives the best feeling of fulfillment knowing the we have made another difference today.
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.
Truly, genuine love is a quality so great, that it brings and binds all differences and impossibilities together, to create a wonderful atmosphere such as that in the Bakersfield Homeless Center. This is only the beginning, and soon, many more places will be lit up by the grand and noble cause of this organization. Because Children’s Joy Foundation USA has always believed that all we need is love.