Thanks for Generous Gifts for our MotherLove Participants

20 Dec

On behalf of the pregnant and parenting teens in the YWCA MotherLove program, we’d like to thank everyone who has shown their generosity to them this holiday season.

This year 40 stars were taken from the MotherLove Giving Tree! The stars listed the holiday wishes of teen parents who are full participants in the MotherLove program, as well as those teen moms who just attend our Lunch Bunch program at area high schools. Every one of the 40 donors gave way above and beyond the gifts that were requested. MotherLove staff delivered the gifts to the teens at their homes, which were received with much gratitude. One participant who only had clothes that were three months too small for her son was able to get clothes that fit him properly, and a coat which he dearly needed. She also accepted a nice shirt for herself. YWCA staff report that being the recipient of these gifts changed her attitude in a remarkable way.

Another wonderful holiday tradition for the MotherLove program is their annual holiday party, which happened last night. MotherLove Teen Leaders picked the theme for the party, “Polar Express,” and coordinated the decorations. The YWCA multi-purpose room was a festive place, with snow on the windows and lovely displays. Everyone enjoyed snacks and a screening of the “Polar Express” movie. More notable generosity came from two groups who also gave generously to MotherLove participants – the Knit Wits donated knit blankets, and the Linus Project donated quilts.

The community support for MotherLove is truly heart-warming.

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