It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Family & Children’s Place as generous “elves” drop gifts off for children they sponsored through Brighter Holidays. The annual program helps ensure every child we serve has the chance for a happy Christmas.
The collection room is filling fast with festively wrapped packages of all shapes and sizes, including toys, clothing and other items the children and families asked for.
This year, companies, agencies and individuals are sponsoring 365 children, a record and sizable jump over last year’s program, which provided Christmas to a few more than 200 children. Thank you to everyone who sponsored a child, who opened their hearts to a child and family they will never meet. Those children and families will enjoy a very special Christmas because of your holiday spirit.
We could not do what we do, from stopping, preventing and healing abuse, to giving our kids and families some normalcy, especially at Christmas, without your help. You make our work and their success possible.
And thank volunteer Shannon McRae for coordinating Brighter Holidays for the second year, and all staff who support the Family & Children’s Place Brighter Holidays program.