Thursday, November 13, 2014

Holiday party!

As many of you know, I have been working on a new program at work which focuses on stabilizing families so children do not have to face homelessness and move schools. 

Unfortunately, a lot of our families are in a financial position where they have to choose what to spend their money on. More often than not, our families go without “extra” items, like school supplies and cleaning items, because they need items like food and warm clothes. If you only have so much money to spend, you have to choose what is most important for your family at that time.

In the fall, we collected school supplies for our first family event so we could make sure our kids were prepared for the new school year. We received A TON of school stuff, and were happy to not only send seventeen kids home stocked with school supplies from our Back to School bash, but we continue to pass out items families need at our monthly check in meetings. 

Thank you to Jackie, mom's Bible study group, Dad, Barbie, Ryan and Amanda for making this possible! 

We are now in the stages of planning a Holiday event for our families and are looking for donations again. We would like to have a stash of small gifts that the kids can choose from, and are asking for any type of small toys, books, etc. for them to choose from. We currently have twenty three families, which equals fifty eight kids. Hopefully we can collect enough that each child can at least take one item. 

If you are interested in donating a small gift please let me know! Our party is on December 15th, so I would need your donations by December 12th at the latest. 

Be the change. Make the difference.

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