For the past 11 years, Mothers’ Helpers has have been providing material support to the most vulnerable young families in our community. During this time we have provided care to some 1,500 families with items ranging from cribs and strollers to clothes and diapers.
In 2016 a couple of Mothers’ Helpers’ frequent supporters asked whether the group provided Christmas gifts to its families. That year Mothers’ Helpers played Santa to nine families.
Fast forward to 2020 and Mothers’ Helpers is going to visit 57 families with gifts for 185 children. The topper this year is Mothers’ Helpers was able to get a car donated for a family in need, and even received sponsorship to ensure the vehicle is road-ready and registered.
Like everything Mothers’ Helpers does, the holiday gift-giving has become a labor of love and brings great joy to the families on the receiving end, as well as to those who have the privilege of playing Santa.
“Many of these homes that I have delivered to have had completely barren living rooms,” said Dan La Berge, executive director for Mothers’ Helpers. “Filling them up with a tree and brightly wrapped presents is a Christmas gift unlike no other.”