US Marines Deliver Christmas Gifts To Children At Chennai NGO
CHENNAI, (IANS) – US Marines have delivered gifts including toys to around 50 children housed in an NGO in Chennai. The gift is part of the US Marine‘s Toys for Tots program which is an initiative to brighten the lives of children who are in need.
Marines distributed gifts, school supplies, sports equipment, clothes, and even Tamil books for around 50 children who are sheltered in Arunodaya Center for Street and Working Children, a Chennai-based organization for elimination of child labor in all forms.
The child welfare organization is working to protect street children and children who have been victims of child abuse.
Virgil D. Sami, founder, of Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children said that the children could choose the toys and were elated at the gesture of the US Marines.
The Consul General of the US Consulate, Chennai, Judith Ravin, said that Virgil D. Sami was committed to the shared vision for a just society in which every child enjoys a childhood assured of rights with dignity and happiness.