We had over 80 clients and 40 volunteers participate in the festivities.
To our clients, old and new, thank you for coming. We are proud of the bravery of those new to our community, who came even though the loss is still so fresh. And we are so happy to see our old friends again, and grateful that you still make us part of your life.
To our volunteers, thank you for making the night possible. Volunteers did SO much: baked, built, shopped, stuffed, pre-prepped, hauled, set up, decorated, greeted and smiled, and packed it all up at the end of the night. They slid across the floor, stuck gum on Justin Bieber’s face, decorated gingerbread castles & houses, coached the cookie decorators and helped little ones make stars and fairy wings, and made everyone feel welcome. Our volunteers & staff helped create a safe, warm space where our families and community could celebrate the holidays, even with the losses that they’re grieving. We are so grateful to have them.
We also couldn’t have done it without our event donors. Thank you to:
- The Roosevelt Trader Joe’s for the delicious chocolate coins.
- The Roosevelt Whole Foods Market for festive reusable shopping bags that wrapped all the gifts.
- The Phinney Neighborhood Association for the use of their beautiful space.
- And an extra big thanks to Toys ‘R’ Us and the Seattle Mariners for the donation of all the spectacular toys for the kids and teens.
To everyone: you are amazing. It literally could not have happened so beautifully without your time and support.
You are the heartbeat of the Healing Center.
On behalf of the entire staff at the Healing Center, we humbly thank you.