Teen wants to make Christmas merry

A teen who won’t be spending Christmas with her father because of his death earlier this year is doing everything she can to make Christmas bright for other children.

Victoria Bise, an 8th grader at Cayman International School, has set up a donation box to make Christmas a bit brighter for children at the Children’s Centre and Pediatric Ward.

‘I have a box at Little Darlings and then people can bring in presents for kids … and they can drop them off there,’ said Victoria.

‘This Christmas I wanted to do something different instead of just giving presents to my family and my friends, I wanted to give presents to other kids in need.’

Victoria works at Little Darlings on the weekends and approached the store owner with her idea to set up a donation box.

Donna Daije, the owner of Little Darlings, agreed immediately to support Victoria’s cause.

‘I’m very, very proud of her for doing this,’ said Ms Daije.

‘It’s something very special to help children who don’t always have a gift at Christmas.’

The donation box will remain at Little Darlings until 20 December, soon afterwards, Victoria and her family will deliver the toys in time for Christmas.

‘I love the excitement of Christmas morning and I don’t think it is fair that any child should wake up on Christmas day with no presents to open,’ said Victoria.

‘It’s just not fair that some kids get so much and others get little or nothing at all.’

Victoria explained that, from her experiences, she knew there were children in Grand Cayman who needed updated toys.

‘There are less fortunate kids on the island,’ said Victoria, ‘not even out in the world, but on the island there are so many.’

To support Victoria’s goal to make Christmas brighter for local children in need, donations of unwrapped toys can be delivered to Little Darlings for the attention of Victoria.

For further information, contact Victoria at [email protected] or her family: Darrell at 925 5707 or Veronique at 926 5599

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