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Children Give Back

Church of God Chapel Children's Choir members donate gifts to DCFS clients. (L-R) DCFS Social Worker Sherene Barnes; DCFS Community Development Officer Zemrie Thompson; Choir Member D' Andra Monteith; Church of God Chapel Children's Choir Director Carol Mascarenhas; Musical Writer/ Director Celeste Clydesdale; Choir Members Jacie Mascarenhas and Amirah Gallow.

Members of the Church of God Chapel Children's Choir opened their hearts on Sunday (6 December), presenting toys to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for young clients in need.

The presentation was made by Choir Director Carol Mascarenhas to the DCFS' Community Development Coordinator Zemrie Thompson following the children's performance of this year's musical The Best Christmas Present Ever; Happy Birthday Jesus at the Family Life Centre.

Miss Mascarenhas explained that in the spirit of the season, each child on the 64-member choir was asked to contribute a gift for a child.

"We want to teach them early on that it is better to give than to receive and always to reach out to those less fortunate than they are," she said.

Miss Thompson thanked the children, applauding them for both the night's performance and their generous gifts. "Your toys will help to bring Christmas cheer when they are distributed to our young clients in the districts," she said.

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