“THANK YOU! Oh it’s so nice and homey!”
From our Danville GG Chapter leads Christy Watson and Kristine White:
To all the volunteers and donors,
We are truly blown away! As we come off the high of our last gathering, we are left feeling so very blessed that we are part of this community! In just one day, we came together to change a family’s life! We gave them a place they can call home and hope for a safer, brighter future.
When we first met Polly*, she had just moved into this apartment with her two children Keesha* 9-years-old, and Caleb* 4-years-old.
I can’t imagine what this mother went through leading up the day she decided she needed to seek refuge with her two children at Ruby’s Place (a shelter for battered women).
She left without anything and had even lost her job that she loved because of threats her boyfriend was making at her work place. Ruby’s Place took her in, offered therapy, helped her find a new job, and a wonderful apartment, but after months of unemployment, money was tight. They had nothing to fill their apartment but a couple of borrowed air mattresses.
I think the pictures speak for themselves. Take a look at how your donations and hard work helped transform a shelter into a place where this family can recover from their ordeal.
It’s now a place they can call home! It’s hard to believe just weeks ago they were in a shelter and now they can have a restful sleep, eat dinner with the family, and play in their backyard with friends – Thanks to your help!
The most memorable part of the day was the kids reactions. They were so blown away by all of the toys and games!
Keesha said to her best friend, “We are going to have the best sleep overs ever!” and her friend responded, “We’re never going to go to sleep this is so fun!”
“I love it so much, I really can’t stop smiling! I don’t even know what to say but thank you so much!” – Polly
All of these moments were priceless for us and for the family we served. Your giving hearts make all of this possible and we cannot thank you enough!
Kristine White and Christy Watson
Danville Grateful Gatherings Chapter Leads
Thank you and looking forward to seeing you next time!