Last Thursday we were contacted by Ms. Johnson, Atlanta Public School Social Worker regarding a family in need. She informed us that the Alexander's (a family of 8) needed a Christmas Tree for the upcoming holiday. She further explained that 2015 has been a difficult year for the family due to personal, health, and financial challenges. Therefore, money to purchase a tree and all the decorations were not going to be possible.
Humble Treasures put out a call to action and our supporters responded! We were able to give an artificial christmas tree, ornaments, lights, a tree skirt, and holiday table setting basket. It was definitely a day of true community giving in action!
Thank you Noel and Diana for donating to Humble Treasures and making this Christmas holiday a special one for the Alexander family. Also, stay tuned to see how Humble Treasures helps the Alexander family with some of their long term needs in the coming weeks.
On Sunday Dec. 20th we had the opportunity to help Arlicia Scretchen, a fellow non-profit leader. Arlicia is the Executive Director and Founder of Passion Outreach International in Decatur, GA. Passion Outreach hosted their annual Connect Angel Tree program where their goal was to serve over 100 families in need of toys & gifts for Christmas.
It was great to be able to meet our sponsored Angel Family. The best part was making the connection, hearing their story, and getting big thank you hugs from the kiddos. We also helped distribute the gifts to other participating Angel Tree families and spent time getting to know others in the community.
So, glad we could support Arlicia and the misison of Passion Outreach!