Thank You for Supporting Our Holiday Program!
For many, the holiday season is a joyous time. Time with friends, family and loved ones, telling stories and reliving memories, and reflecting on the goodness the holiday brings. For others, the holidays are a time of worry and uncertainty. Many in our community feel the immense burden of limited resources, and the unbearable weight of choosing between life’s necessities and providing presents for their children.
Our clients, too, feel these burdens. They enter our shelters or arrive for their counseling appointments feeling anxious and uncertain. But this holiday season, you made a difference.
By Christmas morning, our offices were overflowing with gifts – bikes, balls, board games, and dolls – for children who have seen too much anger and have felt too much fear. We ended Christmas with lots of smiles, exclamations of joy, and sighs of relief from moms who wondered if Christmas would show up this year.
In turn, we thank you. Thank you for donating money, gift cards, and special gifts for these families. They have experienced the warmth of true community. They see that they are not alone. And, they have received the best gift of all: hope.