The gift of giving

By Justin Peters

Yesterday, a real life Mrs. Claus visited Antigua to bring joy into the hearts and lives of little children of the island. Naomi Carr, affectionately known as Auntie Tesha, of the Naomi Carr and Friends Give Back Project gave gifts to the dozens of excited children who journeyed to the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.

Ms. Carr who migrated to the United States over 30 years has been making similar trips annually to give to those children who may not otherwise have had the opportunity to enjoy gifts at Christmas. The kind gesture is as a result of the charitable giving of both Antiguans and Americans in the states who joined hand in hand with Ms. Carr to make the yuletide donations a reality.

Senator Colin James introduced Auntie Tesha and expressed how she had enriched his life as a youngster and his elation in seeing other children receive the same joy. He further detailed that in future gifts would be sent directly to schools on the island so that children could have them before school went on annual Christmas Holidays.

The Naomi Carr Family & Friends Give Back Project will also be making a donation of gifts to the Care Project at the Holberton Hospital. Ms. Carr says she is pleased to be making this gesture to the children of Antigua & Barbuda as part of her effort to bring cheer to them.

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