Secret Santa: Supporting the Community during the Holidays
December 7, 2015
Ho, Ho, Ho! We’ve become a Secret Santa!
To get in the Christmas spirit this year, our Vancouver branch signed up to sponsor two families through the YWCA Presents of Peace program.
The Vancouver YWCA is an amazing organization focused on helping women escape abusive relationships and drug addictions by providing emergency shelters, transition housing and support groups as these women rebuild their lives.
We have been paired with two single mothers who have finally found the right support and are trying to start a better life for their kids. These are some of the most vulnerable families in Vancouver, and they are quite literally starting over with nothing.
Our Goal is to raise $2,000 by December 16th to offer a little support and a lot of love, and to ensure these two moms have a special Christmas with their kids, despite their current situation. Every dollar we raise will go towards purchasing the items on their wish lists, and we will use any leftover donations to buy gift cards for their preferred grocery store to help pay for holiday meals and stock up their cupboards. Thanks to our amazing team we have nearly reached our fundraising target. We’ve currently raised $1,590!
Our volunteers will help with fundraising, shopping, wrapping, and delivering gifts. The team will deliver the wrapped gifts on the weekend of December 19th.
Want to be a Secret Santa?
- Get involved here: http://ywcavan.org/give/holiday-giving
- To help Long View support these families: Email Steve.Goodyear@lvs1.com to learn more.