WES Fifth Graders Participate In Bags Of Smiles Program

Marty Williams’ fifth-grade classes at Wellington Elementary School spend time recently creating Christmas cards for orphan children in Haiti through the nonprofit organization Bags of Smiles. This organization is dedicated to bringing smiles and the love of Christmas to underprivileged children abroad. Its mission is to provide children battling cancer and other serious illnesses a chance to be a kid and smile. Bags of Smiles are filled with arts and crafts, toys, games and more. Bags of Smiles Inc. was founded in 2011 by the Burma family after their son was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer called neuroblastoma. Pictured above are the orphans in Haiti holding their handmade Christmas cards. The students really enjoyed the experience and loved seeing the photo of the children with the cards that they created.