Renee Dixon, who is Indianapolis preschool director is a leading example of great and exemplary educators. Few months before Christmas, Dixon decided to ensure all 50 children attending Lynhurst Baptist Church Preschool would be visited by Santa.
Dixon then took a weekend job to make this a reality, she drove Uber and Lyft passengers to their destinations. This isn’t her first time doing this; however, this year she ensured all COVID-19 protocols were adhered to.
The motivation of this preschool director was simple: She was raised by a single parent, and they lived on a low-income. This is why she understands exactly how and what it feels like.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Dixon said:
So many of our families don’t have money to get Christmas presents this year. Some parents have lost their jobs, others have had their wages cut back. A lot of them already come from low-income families and are below the poverty line.Dixon
Eva Cheung, who works with the husband of Dixon, did a lot to assist, as he volunteered time and money. Cheung revealed:
We went down the aisles, throwing gifts in the cart. It was pure joy. She was so gracious and thankful, and she told me about what she has been through. You read about people like Renee, but when you are finally able to connect with somebody like that and help fulfill their vision, it’s an amazing feeling.Cheung
According to Dixon, the act of giving has always been its own reward. However, she didn’t reveal what she had been doing with passengers. This story went national and soon donations started rushing in.