There are angels in the valley; I have seen them!
The holidays here at Napa Emergency Women’s Services (NEWS) were truly something to behold. Every year we (actually, Nicole Solorio, our Administrative Manager), organizes an “Adopt a NEWS Family” event.
This year 33 individuals and businesses donated toys and gifts to ensure families who are suffering due to violence and abuse, can enjoy the holiday season and not see their children go without. We want to send a special thank you to the staff at Frog’s Leap, who made an exceptionally wonderful donation to several of the families.
The holidays can be so stressful; compound that with being in a temporary shelter, being fearful, struggling financially, and trying to keep life as “normal” as possible under traumatic circumstances, it can be an incredibly overwhelming time.
Folks in our community shined through to ease some of that stress. There were hand- made quilts and scarves, cosmetics, PJ’s, food items, toys, and so many wonderful things that brought comfort and joy. There were tears of disbelief, and women who said they were amazed by the kindness of strangers.
Thank you to those of you who saw this need, and gave from your hearts.
With appreciation and admiration,
Napa Emergency Women’s Services
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