Bustling + Hustling
The holidays are always busy around The Matthews House, and this year was no different. Our families experienced greater needs than in years prior, and we fought to meet them right where they were. Thanks to many community partners, we provided numerous resources to our participants and made this holiday season special for their families!
Realities for Children has always been an integral partner of ours. This December, Realities donated over forty bikes to our families. We know that this surprise brought big smiles to many faces!
Another spectacular resource was The Genesis Project Christmas Store! Our single mamas were able to shop and pick out gifts they wanted to give to their loved ones. This opportunity allowed our participants to be part of the process, take ownership, and feel empowered.
Additionally, five local Starbucks stores adopted a family and donated presents. The stores posted fliers allowing their customers to participate in the giving, as well! We know these families felt loved and appreciated.
Elevate Chiropractic hosted a Giving Tree for our families and youth, Laborjack decorated our Youth and Family Center, and so much more! These are just a few of the amazing businesses that helped our participants these past couple of months and assisted our mission.
Grateful + Thankful
Thanks to everyone who helped make our participants feel special this season! Many things changed this year, but our collaborative and generous community did not! We are grateful for this community and thankful for how our staff and participants were able to deepen their relationships and grow. However you celebrated, we hope it was filled with love and joy.