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AFSA brings cheer to underprivileged kids
Members from the local Air Force Sergeants Association collect toys for the Misato Children’s Home in Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 21, 2012. The organization donated more than 500 toys to more than 300 children for the holidays. (Courtesy photo)
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AFSA brings cheer to underprivileged kids

Posted 12/28/2012   Updated 12/28/2012 Email story   Print story

    


by Airman 1st Class Paris Heckard
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan


12/28/2012 - Air Force Sergeants Association -- Children from the Misato Children's Home wanted a normal Christmas like any child with family members snug in their homes.

To give them the Christmas they've dreamed of, Kadena's local Air Force Sergeants Association chapter donated more than 500 toys to more than 300 children for the holidays.

Tech. Sgt. Darris Wyatt, a member of the AFSA chapter, said the staff members were surprised when they saw the donation and offered their thanks and praises to the members.

The chapter set up a collection site at the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron's Individual Protective Equipment Element to get as much awareness about the drive as possible.

Because of their diligence, they received toys ranging from sports balls, dolls, cars, teddy bears and games from members across Okinawa for the home.

"It brings me great joy to see the kids with smiles on their faces during this holiday season," said Tech. Sgt. LeKetra Cole, a member of the AFSA chapter.

This is just one of the many good deeds the local chapter has contributed to the local community over the past year. Kadena's AFSA chapter looks forward to returning to the home sometime in January to spend time with the children.



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