Garfield Holiday 2013 — A Woman's Place
December was an eventful month for us. Aside from the normal festivities and end-of-year shenanigans, we were hard at work preparing our 2013 Holiday campaign. This year’s month-long effort focused on helping A Woman’s Place, a nonprofit organization in the Bucks County area that provides shelter, aid and comfort to victims of domestic abuse.
Women and children who turn to A Woman’s Place usually have no other options left—and with over 4,100 families counting on them for support, we knew we had to help. We conducted a month-long charity drive—collecting gift cards, clothing and many other necessities. After all was said and done, we ended up collecting 6 car-loads of donations.
Then, on December, 20th, our month of planning was finally put into action during our on-site day of service. We set out early with one collective goal: making a difference. Our team split up into groups and took the shelter by storm. Some of us focused on stocking pantries and storage areas with new donations, while others were tasked with cleaning, organizing, and painting rooms of the home to make it a proper place to spend the holidays.
All of our hard work was most definitely worth it. Seeing how grateful and touched the residents and staff were by our contribution was more reward than we could ever ask for. When all was said and done, everyone left with smiles on their faces and warmth in their hearts—capping off yet another successful Garfield holiday charity campaign.
If you’re interested in contributing to A Woman’s Place or learning more about their organization, we encourage you to visit awomansplace.org.