That's why I teamed up with our local women's shelter to adopt a family. Our local women's shelter is a non-profit organization that provides support, housing, items, and general help for any person and family impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. I've helped the shelter on multiple occasions including volunteering my time, donating my affiliate commissions, and donating food for Thanksgiving and adopting a family for Christmas a couple years ago with the help of the Eden community!
As you can imagine, due to the awful situation that this family has been through, I'm not allowed any personal details nor their location. In fact, I have to sign a waiver to even have access to the drop-off point for the items.
What I do know, though, is some basic details. It's a mother with her three children, and I know that they are in the shelter due to her previous abusive partner. The first child is a 10-year-old female who loves dolls and her mother is requesting hats and gloves as well. The second child is a 9-year-old female who loves Barbies and purses. (Sounds like those two girls get along well!) The third child is a 7-year-old boy who loves Spiderman and cars. Along with that, their mother says they could use candles, bathroom items, and kitchen items to help them get back on their feet. They sound like a really sweet family who just got into a bad situation.
With everything this family has already been through, though, I'm just hoping that I can, with your help, make their holiday a much brighter time - and give them hope for the future.
If you can, please make a donation for the Eden Gives Back drive! The drive ends the morning of December 3rd to make sure we can all get gifts in time! So please help out if you can!