Posted On 2017-05-17 In Projects

Candy and smiles- an Easter of Solidarity

BRAZIL, Reginaldo Leite

At the branch meeting, the Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth from Cornélio Procópio decided that they would embrace the Easter of Solidarity Project, and it was done. The Allies Group of Pedro Paulo and Elcio Faria took the lead, and they worked hard for some months.

The boys made a brochure, they created a website, and they even had a motto: “Give candy and you will receive smiles.” The idea was to gather candies to donate to area nursery schools. This work impacted the outreach. Every Saturday they were at the Shrine receiving chocolates that people brought. However Pedro and Elcio were not satisfied with that, therefore they also solicited supermarkets to obtain more donations, and they collected much more.

It was one of the best feelings of my life

On 10 April, some youth members distributed chocolates for the children, and they gathered donations for all Cornélio Procópio and one in Congonhas nursery schools. They also donated to two city schools, and this Easter, they made almost 1,000 children happier. The most gratifying thing was everyone’s smile.

The donations reached a very definite number, there were 940 kits (approximately 315 boxes of cookies and 213 boxes of chocolates), 100 Easter eggs in any Caic home and children’s home, 100 bread with honey, and 500 chocolates were made.

“It was one of the best feelings of my life to do good without expecting anything in return. To be in solidarity is a very beautiful thing, and as our motto states: “Give candy and you will receive smiles.” We really gained the smiles of those children and it was incredible,” Mateo Fuin related. He is one of the members of the collaboration group.

The Boys’ Youth of Cornélio Procópio: thanks everyone who contributed with donations, brochures, and for providing a place to receive the donations. This was only possible thanks to you. You have made the heart of a child happier. We also want to congratulate the Youth members who gave so much for this. They did excellent work. Thank you for your efforts.



Original: Portuguese, 7 May 2017.  Translation: Celina M. Garza, San Antonio, TX USA. Edited: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, Elgin, TX USA

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