A Visit From St. Nicholas - Volunteer Houston
July 14, 2016

A Visit From St. Nicholas

A VISIT FROM SAINT NICHOLAS

Remembered for his special love of children, Saint Nicholas is the subject of many legends. The most famous is that of a shy and gentle man who lived during the 4thcentury in Asia Minor. It tells how he came to the aid of a poor family by anonymously leaving three bags of gold on their doorstop, enough to provide for their needs.

Today, Saint Nicholas Feast Day, is traditionally celebrated as a children’s holiday throughout the world. In Houston, the celebration unfolds through volunteers preparing backpacks full of educational toys and books to surprise students at Title 1 schools. Each child will receive a book with reading tip sheets for parents and complete a service project after discovering their toys. By paying it forward, students will learn it is better to give than to receive.

WHAT MAKES SAINT NICHOLAS DAY IN HOUSTON SO UNIQUE?

Thousands of children experience a day filled with joy and learning brought to them by a community working together. For many, it is a day of delight they may not experience for the rest of the year. The gifts they receive are educational and fun; inspiring creativity and a love of learning. Memories of the experience are forever etched in their young minds.