Holiday Wishes Come True For Sisters Featured On ʼA Home for the Holidaysʻ 2012
One of the many memorable moments and stories from last month’s airing of “A Home for the Holidays” was the story of sisters Christina and Don Asia. The two girls shared their holiday wishes and touched the audience with their beautiful spirits. The Dave Thomas Foundation received many requests from folks wanting to help the girls and help make sure their holiday dreams came true.
As a partner with the Dave Thomas Foundation via the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK) Program our very own Kim Felder, Program Supervisor for WWK in LA County, had the chance to work with the girls to help them get ready for their television debut. Afterward, Kim worked with community partners to help fulfill Christina and Don Asia’s holiday wishes.
“Just before Christmas I was able to play Santa to Christina and Don Asia!” said Kim. “Christina told the country on ‘A Home for the Holidays’ how she loved playing with Barbie dolls but didn’t have any of her own. She also told me that she asked Santa for a baby doll and stroller and hoped she would get them as she had been a very good girl this year. Don Asia told me she wanted a Kindle, as she loves to read.
The night of the ‘A Home for the Holidays’ taping, Don Asia didn’t have a coat and I gave her my leather jacket to wear. She thought it looked so cool on her and made her feel grown up. So I went to my elves (the Children’s Action Network) who partner with us and asked if they could help me make these Christmas wishes come true for the girls. We were able to get the gifts requested and much more for the sisters!
Because the girls do not live in the same foster home their social worker and I picked them up to meet for a pre-Christmas party. They were so excited to see each other and to share in the opening of their presents! The girls LOVED their gifts and keep saying they couldn’t believe they really got these great gifts. Don Asia almost cried when she tried on her black pleather jacket and said she never owned something so cool! The only sad part of the day was when we had to take the girls back to their foster homes. I promised them I was working my hardest to find a family where they could live together forever.” (Originally posted on Dave Thomas Foundation Facebook)
Kinship Center works to help children just like Christina and Don Asia find their forever families. If you would like more information on how you can adopt click here. To inquire about a specific child featured on “A Home for the Holidays” click here.blog comments powered by Disqus
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