Walker Memorial Academy provides Christmas surprise for OHU's Sebring, Florida office
The One Hope United office in Sebring, Florida had an unexpected Christmas surprise when they were contacted by Gordan Davis, a teacher with Walker Memorial Academy. Gordan’s students wanted to sponsor a few of OHU’s foster children for Christmas. OHU staff immediately thought of a child in OHU’s care who was transitioning to living on his own and was in need of items to start his new independent life.
The Walker Memorial Academy students raised $1,200 by paying to wear jeans to school. They purchased items for 11 children in care including this teenager who received a microwave, bedding and needed kitchen items. The students wrapped every gift they purchased and presented them to the staff at OHU to give to the children in need.
One of the teachers from the Academy was moved to tears by our client’s story. The Walker Memorial Academy has agreed to assist throughout the year with birthday presents for children in foster care, furniture for other children transitioning to independent living and any other needs identified by the staff.
A big thanks to Walker Memorial Academy!