A long-time JBFC supporter and board member explains why he chooses to spend his Christmas Holiday at his second home, JBFC.
In 2009 after two summer trips to JBFC, I decided to travel back for Christmas with the girls. Never in my imagination did I know just how awesome an experience it would be. So awesome, in fact, that I am departing for my fourth JBFC Christmas! There is no traditional fir Christmas tree and definitely no chance of a white Christmas. But there is something about decorating our mango branch Christmas tree and hanging stockings for all 42 girls of our girls. We cook dinner for about 75 people and share a feast with such a wonderful family! Our night ends with song and prayer and we all reflect on how blessed we are.
Watching the girls grow up over the years and take on more of the responsibility of decorating, cooking and cleaning has been a privilege and pleasure.
Everyone should spend at least one Christmas at JBFC!
Jim Agnello has been a JBFC board member since 2009. As an administrator at Bronxville High School in New York, he also leads a student volunteer trip to JBFC every summer.