Due to the global pandemic, this is the second year in a row that the Semana Santa processions and public celebrations have been canceled to avoid crowds. In addition, many families are struggling economically with lack of employment and thus many families were not able to buy traditional bread this year. It has been sad to see such a beautiful tradition forgotten, along with many other losses experienced during this difficult year.
The teachers and staff at the Acorn Childcare Center felt it was important to give our families a bit of joy and hope during this difficult time. This year, we gifted each family egg yolk breads and hot chocolate to be able to celebrate this tradition with their children on Maundy Thursday. Such a small act may seem insignificant but these little acts of generosity and tradition that we can share with the families of the Acorn Center help provide a bit of light and hope during this trying time. Many of our families are struggling with unemployment, poverty, in addition to Covid illness and fears of contagion, and doing their best to raise their kids in the midst of these challenges.