I chose Things of My Very Own, Inc. as my charity. This organization provides crisis intervention services to children impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect.
The goal of this organization is to keep children together with non-abusive family members, and out of the foster care system, whenever possible. The transition out of an abusive situation is often sudden and unexpected. Rarely is a child able to return home to retrieve belongings prior to their move. Things of My Very Own, Inc. recognizes the need for children to have everything they need from the first moment on. Our goal is to provide children with things of their very own on an immediate need basis, so they can begin their healing process.
Every holiday season, my family commits to providing gifts for children and families at Things of My Very Own. It has brought myself and my family so much joy giving to families in need, from fulfilling the basic necessities to the kids’ Christmas wishes. We are proud to donate to this organization and to show our children how to give to others in need.