At the end of February, Samuel Warren Hackett Lodge
received a wonderful letter.
year, S.W. Hackett Lodge in partnership with Sequoia Elementary School
furnishes a complete Christmas dinner and gifts for the children for up
to six families in need. These families are selected by Sequoia
and the list given to Worshipful Jim Achenbach, PM, the Chairman of the
Partnership in Education committee. Brother Jim then asks the
Brothers and ladies at the November Stated dinner for volunteers to
donate all the necessary items to make a great Christmas for the chosen
families. He never has to ask twice as the Brothers and ladies
are so very generous and willing to help.
In December the
group meets and prepares the packages. Then the deliveries are
made, and the families are always so thankful, as there have been
smiles and tears. It makes for a great feeling that at least we
were able to help a few, and wish it could be more.
Over the many
years that the Lodge has held this event, we have often received a warm
thank you, but we seldom receive such a wonderful letter as this
This is really beautiful...Don't you think?