For the ninth year in a row, Jacobs students fulfills needy children’s wishes to Santa just before Christmas at local kindergardens.
The “Make a Wish” program goes back to an initiative of the Rotaract Clubs at Jacobs University – a youth organization that works toward international understanding. The wishes come from children in the day care centers in Bremen-North.
The goal of the organization is to help make up to 300 wishes come true in this way. “For the children, a gift like this is something very special,” says one of the organizer, who provides support for the coordination of “Make a Wish” at Jacobs University. “Together with Santa Claus, we bring the presents to the children ourselves. Often there are very moving moments. It’s just a great experience, being able to bring joy to the children.”
The citizens of Bremen still have until December 8th to grant the urgent wish of a child at Christmas. On Christmas trees in the north of Bremen and on the campus of the international Jacobs University, interested persons can find notes on which children have written three wishes. Anyone can take one of the notes to sweeten the Christmas festivities for one of these children. Santa will be passing out the gifts on December 13th.
The club is dependent on donations for all wish lists that aren’t taken over by a citizen of Bremen.
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