“When I reached out for help in 2014 my kids were removed from my care. That Christmas I was alone and my place in the world felt empty. Christmas was the darkest night my soul had ever felt. I remember scraping the inside of all of my old syringes for hours trying to get high so I could escape that dreadful feeling. I wanted to die. For the first time in my life I no longer had a purpose to live. I was sicker than sick. ~ An Acres of Hope Alumni
The women and children who are seeking to end their cycle of homelessness at Acres of Hope haven’t always experienced the joys of Christmas. For many the holidays were intensified by loneliness and despair. They took desperate lunges into their addiction to relieve pain, and dysfunction. Some were separated from their families or children. The joy they saw in the faces of strangers only drove them deeper into the shadows.
At Acres of Hope our families will experience a different kind of Christmas. They will experience the true meaning of Christmas, one overflowing with love and community. Families will build new traditions and exchange gifts, bake tasty treats, and a tree will decorate their tiny cottage. They’ll enjoy the chance to decorate the campus working alongside kind hearts like yours from the community. They will experience a Holiday Season filled with Hope.
My Christmas at Acres of Hope was beautiful. That Christmas at Acres of Hope was extremely different from anything I had ever experienced. Where I had always dreaded the whole holiday thing, I learned to see the joy and true meaning of Christmas. That year was full of blessings for my family and traditions that we continue each year. ~ An Acres of Hope Alumni
You can be a helping hand of Hope this Holiday Season to women and children breaking the cycle of homelessness. Give a gift that will show Acres of Hope families a different kind of Christmas.
To donate today visit the link below: