Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Two local girls turned a holiday brainstorm into a real opportunity for some less fortunate kids this past Christmas.
Cousins Emilie Lucas, age 9, and Addison Omran, age 10 were thinking about those less fortunate while on their way home from church and were trying to create ideas to make a difference in someone's holiday. They reached out to members of their church, Sand Hill Church in Warren County, put a Christmas gift drive together, much like the local Angel Tree program; however, this would be for B.R.A.S.S., which is Barren River Area Safe Space, a facility designated to provide emergency shelter and support services to victims of domestic violence and their children.
Both girls and fellow church members teamed up and gathered monetary donations, gift boxes, and items such as toys, candy, coloring books and crayons, warm clothes and other various gifts.
The girls organized all the items, wrapped all the gifts and presented them to BRASS personnel on December 19th. Each box had a personalized card with a candy cane on top.
Addison is a fifth grader at the ECMS 5/6 center and Emilie is in the third grade at South Edmonson Elementary.