No words can express the feelings of a family staying at shelter during the holidays.
Most mothers have to hide the fear, sorrow, and loneliness that comes from spending the holidays in unfamiliar surroundings; sharing a bedroom with another family, or sleeping cuddled together on a couch. They cover their pain and wear a smile for their kids. They accept the harsh reality that they have nothing to give for presents, and will have to rely on others to provide Christmas dinner to feed their children.
But there is magic that can be found at our shelter. Kids at shelter still hold hope that Santa will find them here; there are beautiful trees and decorations in the family room ready for packages and treats beneath. All of the women are working hard in the kitchen baking, boiling and roasting, stirring up smells familiar to them that hold memories of happy times. Children spend more than a few minutes staring out the windows in hopes thy catch a flash of hooves or hear the jingle of bells.
CCC is hard at work gathering the supplies needed to make Christmas bright for our families escaping violence. You can help us with the preparations by working behind the scenes in the "Comfort and Joy" department. Simply use the enclosed envelope to choose a gift amount to help spread the magic that is Christmas, and may you and your family experience the comfort and joy of the season the year through.
$1,000 - Sustaining Member
help sustain our operational needs all the year through.
$500 - Patron
provides maintenance/equipment for shelter.
$100 - Comfort
provides holiday meals every day during the season.
$25 - Joy
purchase a gift for a mother or child.
Simply click on the donate button below to help make the season a little brighter for our shelter families.