Each year there are sponsor families who bring in gifts for the families at Eden Village. They have a short program together. The sponsor families then serve their new friends cookies and lemonade and sit and eat with them while the children open their presents. I could have cried at how happy the children were with their gifts–new clothes or toys. They truly appreciated their gifts because they know what it’s like to be without. I also loved watching the relationships forming between sponsor families and the families of Eden Village. This is giving…when we ask nothing in return.