I recently wrote the above story on Medium. It is a Friend’s Link so no worries about hitting a pay wall.
I saw this and just had to share: “Help The Women’s Center provide Christmas gifts to women experiencing homelessness in The Triangle who are struggling to get back on their feet this holiday season. Through our gift program, you will have the opportunity to select one or more gift request tags, purchase the gift requested on the tag and return it to The Women’s Center in a holiday gift bag on or before Monday, December 10, 2017. The gifts are priced between $10 and $35. We will make sure the gifts are delivered in time for Christmas!
If you or your church, school or community group would like to select gift tags, please complete this form with the number of tags you would like to request.
Gift request tags will be available beginning on Wednesday, November 21, 2018?.
Tags can be emailed to you or picked up at The Women’s Center, 112 Cox Ave., Raleigh
Questions? Please email Viki Redding at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for brightening the holidays for those in need this Christmas!”
To take part and to learn more, click on this link: GIFT TAGS
There may be people who cannot go out and buy presents to help others. With the 2018 Gift Tag program it is possible to purchase gifts and have them delivered to the Women’s Shelter of Wake County. They can send gifts to Women’s Center of Wake County, Attention: Viki Redding, 112 Cox Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605
Women’s Center of Wake County has been around for over 25 years, dedicated to serving women who are homeless. It is the only drop in shelter for homeless women in Wake County NC. They serve about 35-50 women daily. I became aware of the WCWC several years ago when I was working in RTP. As an outreach for two years, we collected presents for the children for Christmas. Even when we were told that they would not repeat the outreach, people brought me toys which I made sure were delivered. One year I had the pleasure of being asked to be Mrs. Claus. The bright lights that shone in the children’s eyes, full of glee, is something I will never forget. Learn more about Women’s Center of Wake County HERE
One year, as part of our family outreach, my daughter and I made a crazy quilt for the shelter and they raffled it off. Then on Christmas morning we took homemade cinnamon rolls. When it comes to the holiday spirit, I believe that thinking outside of ourselves is one of the best ways to get that spirit pumping.