McJoyful Christmas in Ukraine was another HUGE success this year! Altogether, 2,722 children were treated to a Happy Meal, games and a wild party celebrating Jesus’ birthday! This was ‘YEAR 13’ for McJoyful and it’s still a BIG thrill!
One of our leaders (Lena Taran) was at the Sunrise Orphanage when some of the kids returned from McDonalds. She told me, «The kids were so excited that they had been to McDonalds. When I finally got them settled down, I asked them to set the toys (from the Happy Meals) on the windowsill, but they wouldn’t. They didn’t want to let the toys out of their sight!» Isn’t it amazing that kids would be SO excited about a toy that other kids usually toss away and forget?!
This blog post would NOT be complete without me sending a MASSIVE shout out to the wonderful people in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, who once again sold moose burgers and raised a WHOPPING 75 percent of the funds we needed!