By Dylan Esquina
On Tuesday, Dec. 13, Aldine ISD’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Department held their Share the Joy event at the M.O. Campbell Education Center, for the nominated district families to receive gifted donations from the community.
The event was created through the help of principals from each school “nominating” families to receive gifts. Donations were made by Aldine ISD employees, AISD departments and the Aldine community to provide up to 300 families with free groceries, a blanket and a gift card. Leftover donations were all given to the families of the Haverstock Hills Apartments.
The event was run by FACE, along with volunteers from several of the community partners that donated food, jackets and gift cards. As the families entered the education center, they were greeted and guided, by the volunteers and staff, through the various stations where they could grab each of their gifts.
The Greater Houston Church sponsored the Share the Joy event, and they had an abundance of volunteers and supporters who purchased gift cards and donated and packaged the food boxes for the families. Dr. Martha Escalante, Executive Director of FACE, thanked all who made the Share the Joy event a success.
FACE would like to thank the following organizations for their help with this event: Greater Houston Church, Aldine AFT, Baker Ripley, Fresh Start Community Services, Villa Serena Communities, Equitable Advisors, Bonding Against Adversity, Living Word Christian Academy, TAS Realty, FedEx Grounds, Aldine ISD Staff, Latinx Leaders, Aldine Education Foundation and Pheido Advertising. The event would not have been a success without their generosity and support. To keep track of FACE’s various events, and how to participate in future ones, see website AldineISD.org.