Holiday Gift Program a great success

Monday, December 17, 2012

Every year during the holiday season REACH provides gifts and hosts a festive party for families we are working with. This holiday program was once again a tremendous success thanks to the time and generosity of the volunteers who sponsored families, baked treats, and helped with the big and small details that make the event possible.

REACH provided nearly 250 families with gifts through this program. At the party, participants caught up with old friends and enjoyed delicious food, provided by Blue Ribbon Barbecue and REACH's volunteer cooks and bakers. Children spent time with Santa and parents left with gifts not only for their children, but for themselves, thanks to our generous Holiday Gift Sponsors.

One survivor who attended the party wrote a letter to thank the sponsors, volunteers and staff involved with the Holiday Gift Program:

"Thank you so much for all the presents for my children and myself. I cannot put into words how much I appreciate all of your generosity. You will always be in my heart as long as I live. I sincerely wish every one of you a happiest New Year!"