Oklahomans’ generosity is legendary. And yet still, every December, it’s humbling and overwhelming to see the number of gifts Oklahomans provide to clients of Family & Children’s Services.
Hundreds of individuals, families and companies pulled together to make the 2011 holiday season a happy one for clients of Family & Children’s Services. Here are just a few of the images and brief stories that warmed our hearts.
Preschoolers from Channing Day School collected and delivered toys for clients of our Child Abuse and Trauma Services program. After dropping off their trucks, blocks, games and other toys, the young students joined our program staff in a round of “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
Bikes for Tykes wheeled in with 180 children’s bicycles and helmets for children in our various treatment and family support programs. A number of the bikes also went to children with mothers participating in our Women in Recovery program.
Carol White, pictured above with her “elves,” provided holiday assistance to 28 families this year. Carol provided at least two toys, clothing items and books to each child on her list, and clothing and household items for the adults. Carol has been a program partner since the inception of Holiday Assistance 16 years ago.
The accounting department at Williams Companies collected a bin full of HUGS (hats, underwear, gloves and socks) to keep little ones warm through the winter.
To everyone who contributed in 2011 – both to our clients and in direct support of our agency programs – thank you. May you be filled with the same joy in 2012 that you provided to the clients of Family & Children’s Services.