Family Service Project With Kids Crafts Brighten Up Center for Abused Children
Utah families participated in a service project Saturday, March 28 complete with kids crafts, yummy treats, and Christmas joy! Christmas joy? What? Aren't we in the wrong month? Nope! Not at the Christmas Box House.
In 1997, The Christmas Box Foundation, with support from the community, agreed to fund and build a new shelter intake/assessment and residential facility. This facility has greatly enhanced services to abused and neglected children and reflects a statewide model for delivery of best practice assessment and treatment services to victims of child abuse.
When children enter the Christmas Box House, the first thing they see is a large Christmas tree surrounded by teddy bears and all kinds of stuff animals. Decorated each month by a different organization and based on a theme fitting the month, the Christmas tree is a welcome surprise for these children. The gift for them? A safe place to live and a brand new stuffed animal to keep them company during their stay!
Next came the finished product. Which was in greater abundance—the smiles on the kid's faces or the decorations? They did a terrific job!
Then came the treats. Cupcake Chic generously donated mini cupcakes for the event. Who said we have to wait til heaven to get our reward? LOL! They were divine. And I won't lie, they were a bigger hit with the moms than with the children :).
And last but not least... the tree! Decorated for kids, by kids.
Happy spring! What will you do this month to Mom It Forward?