Eleven-year-old Liam Bourque was devastated when he found out not every kid has the same kind of Christmas that he does.
With the help of his mom, Billie-Jean, he launched a campaign called Making Spirits Bright in order to raise money for Santa’s Angels, a group of volunteers who carry out surprise Christmas morning visits to families across the Island.
“I got the idea when I learned that some kids don’t have the basic necessities or even a gift to open,” Liam said.
“I just really felt like I could feel how they’re feeling in a way. I knew that it can’t feel good, so I wanted to try and at least bring a bit of joy to their Christmas.”