Thanks to you, Vinfen has raised funds for our Holiday Giving Program every holiday season since 1993. We once again surpassed previous totals, raising more than $18,000 this year! Over a 25-year period, nearly 50,000 people have benefited from the program which ensures that each person we serve has a gift to open and enjoy. For many of them, the holiday season can be both stressful and sad as they lack the family or personal means to make the season special. With our Holiday Giving Program we strive to make the holidays special for everyone.
As part of the program we share the stories and challenges of people who receive services from Vinfen. Among them is Katie who was just out of the hospital, living alone, and unable to hold a job. Today she is both a member and an employee at a Vinfen Clubhouse and aspires to be a peer specialist, helping others cope with mental illness. If you haven’t yet read her story, click here: Meet Katie. She Has Big Plans.
We want to thank the enormous generosity of family members, friends, staff and area businesses whose support helped Vinfen purchase nearly 2,000 gifts for people we serve. Our corporate sponsor, Wegmans of Medford, was particularly generous in their support. Vinfen staff also contributed to the program. Staff from Lawrence to Cape Cod and in between raised over $3,000 to make sure the holidays were special for those that we serve.
Thank you to everyone who helped us make the holiday season a time of cheer!