Members of the Boy to Men programme joined hands to help spread some Christmas cheer to one Windsor Park couple.
The ten teens put their painting skills to work brightening up Hatiann Whitaker-McLean’s home for the holidays.
It is the season to give and the Boys to Men programme gave their gift in the form of painting the home of one Windsor park couple. Boys to Men founder Christopher Murray said the boys were glad to spread the cheer.
“Her husband at this time is ill and he is not able to walk as freely as he wants to so the boy was happy for the opportunity, so we jump on the opportunity and everyone was willing to help,” said Mr. Murray.
Student Diondre Wright said assisting members of the public, brings him satisfaction.
“I like to help out other people because when you help other people it puts a smile on their faces and when people are happy I’m happy,” said Mr. Wright.
Mr. Murray said having the boys learn the value of community service, is a lifelong lesson.
“We are teaching the boys a sense of dignity and pride in their surroundings of where they live and just to have a sense of camaraderie among themselves to do something and see the end project to feel good about it,” said Mr. Murray.
He said the exercise was a give and get effort.
“The boys are able to gain community service hours through their life skills classes by doing such activities and projects at this nature,” said Mr. Murray.
Homeowner Hatiann Whitaker-McLean didn’t want to be on camera, but she said she was very grateful to the boys who came to help.