The numbers speak louder than any words ever could…this was far and away our most successful Christmas Cottage since the program was founded.
2020 Christmas Cottage Numbers:
887 Families served
2042 Children served
3360 Individuals served
Compared to last year, Christmas Cottage received a 30% increase in requests for help because of a few factors…some COVID related and a number of organizations with similar programs that were not able to participate this year.
It doesn’t matter why the community came…they asked for our help to have a better Christmas and we were so happy to help.
This phenomenal effort was no simple task. We worked hard to make sure that safety protocols were in place to help people stay healthy, our volunteers worked long hours, and staff like Heather DeMoss our Volunteer Coordinator worked nearly around the clock to ensure that everyone was able to have presents under the tree.
“This was my first Christmas Cottage and I was blown away by how hard everyone worked and how much fun it was,” said Heather.
“My favorite part though was how happy and appreciative the clients were, I saw a lot of happy tears, I really feel like we made an impact in people’s lives…I’m going to miss it.”
Efforts like these don’t work unless the community is behind us – luckily we can always count on the GRACE Family to be there when we need them. So thank you to everyone that was a part of this year’s Christmas Cottage…we can’t wait until next year!