Moses Sulph Shares the Spirit of the Season
On Thursday, well-known community activist Moses Sulph, along with a team of volunteers, shared the gift of giving with a group of underprivileged children from the St. Martin’s de Porres area. Together, the team distributed food and drinks, as well as toys, to residents in the neighborhood. It’s an initiative organized by Belizean Leaders for Social Justice, one of the many organizations Sulph is tied to. He says the overall message is centered on the birth of Christ.
Moses Sulph, Belizean Leaders for Social Justice
“First of all, we are grateful that the Belizean Leaders for Social Justice are able to come together as a group and was able to get some contribution of gifts from the Feinstein Group. Christmas is a time [that’s] about sharing and we must also remember that it’s the celebration of Christ’s birthday. That is what is called Christmas. So it’s about giving and sharing. It’s not necessarily about the gift part of it but if you have then you should share. We’re happy that we’re always able to assist young kids who are sometimes in marginalized homes and all of that. So we are happy that we are able to give and it’s not that we want to expose what we are doing but we’re saying that hopefully next year we can do more and that way people can see that we’re actually giving out the gifts so they’ll be willing to help next year. So we are very grateful for the kids coming and we are grateful that we’re able to contribute towards their Christmas cheers.”
“How many kids are you guys catering to and what’s going on in terms of the activities scheduled today?”
“Basically we’re catering to two hundred kids. We have about a hundred and something here and we’re going to Eight Miles possibly to give out to the kids, you know. So we just decided to give a little bit of snacks before the gifts and kind of show the kids that, you know, it’s important to give. You are young and it’s okay to understand that your friends may not have, it is good to share, it is to give, so it’s about that spirit of giving; not only about Christmas but if you instill in kids from they’re young that they should share and they should give, that eventually they will give when they are older and they will have a giving heart.”