Love in Action
Christmas, my child, is love in action. – Dale Evans
There’s nothing more gratifying during the holiday season than making other people happy. We do this by giving presents, helping however we can, or just bringing smiles to folks’ faces. But for young adults who were formerly in foster care, holidays are not always as magical.
In fact, the season can be downright difficult. The pressure to provide basic necessities, let alone extras like presents and special meals, can be overwhelming.
The holidays can be some of the hardest times for our residents. Most do not have set traditions or good memories surrounding this time of year like you and me.
They most likely have not experienced gathering around the table and eating a meal as a family while cherishing the Holiday time.
When a small group steps up and provides a meal for our residents we can create a space for them to come to the table just as they are and enjoy the Holiday. It is a time to create new memories and even traditions that they can learn to pass on. They can spend time in community and experience family with one another.
It is a joy to see the residents interact and enjoy the food, but even more so to see them develop relationships with those who take the time to serve. These acts of kindness make such an impact on their lives.
The holiday season is a great time to reflect on what we are thankful for and give back to those less fortunate. One way you can do this is by adopting a home and providing them with gifts and necessities during the holidays.
With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, you could assist us with making dinner, buying presents or gift cards, get pumpkins and decorations- the options are endless!
So, this holiday season we ask that you consider how you can bring joy to our residents. Whether it is by providing a meal, volunteering your time, or donating needed items…you can make a difference. Bring the magic of Christmas to those who need it most.
If you are interested in adopting a home or would like more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support!