What kid, or adult for that matter, doesn’t love opening a beautiful present at Christmas?? The answer would be none…ever!! But for some families Christmas is not a time to celebrate, particularly if there is domestic violence in the home.
You can imagine how hard it is to enter joyously into this season knowing that you are in temporary housing or your safety is in question. As a gym, we may not be able to stop the violence, but we can put a smile on a child’s or parent’s face by donating Christmas gifts.
Last year, we partnered with LAWS (Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter), a local, non-profit organization that provides safety, hope and empowerment to women who are victims of domestic violence, by providing Christmas gifts for the children and adults that participate in their programs. We’d like to do that again this year!
LAWS has put together the following wish list. (Select the tab for Youth and Children’s Services Wish List.) If you bring your unwrapped, new item to the gym by December 20th, we’ll make sure it gets to LAWS!!
We hope you will join us in this outreach opportunity so that out of our abundance we can lighten the burden of those in need and maybe make their Christmas one they will remember…in a good way!