RARE MOMENT OF HAPPINESS FOR FAMILIES IN WINTER POVERTY
Ecstatic! A box full of gifts would put a smile on the face of any child but for four-year-old Vince it produced a rare moment of joy.
Poverty and domestic instability are all that he has ever known. He has never met his father but his mother does her best to provide a clean and tidy home for her four children, in Bekes, eastern Hungary.
Shoebox distributor Anikó Somlyai explains: “There is running water and electricity in their town, but after paying the bills many families have nothing left to live on, especially in winter. Many are jobless and dependent on unemployment and social benefits.
“So the shoebox gifts mean a lot to them. In this town we were able to hand out 320 boxes to families in need.”
Photo above: Shoebox gifts mean a lot to children like Vince