Help CaringWorks Families this Holiday Season
This Thanksgiving, CaringWorks is raising $20,000 in funds through its Home for the Holidays campaign to ensure that the holidays are indeed happy for the more than 100 households – including more than 150 children – we serve. Through quality supportive housing, behavioral health, and a myriad of services, we are helping these families break the cycle of homelessness, and their children are receiving the support and stability they need to fulfill their potential.
The families who come to CaringWorks are making great strides in changing their circumstances for the better. However, the current economic conditions including the high cost of housing and high inflation are particularly challenging. It is our goal through the Home for the Holidays campaign to restore dignity for CaringWorks families this holiday season by enabling them to cook their family recipes, observe holiday traditions and perhaps buy a few gifts for their children.
Will you donate today to help our families celebrate being home for the holidays?
"I have so much to be grateful for."
CaringWorks client Kiara is looking forward to celebrating the holidays in her own home with her four daughters. After the single mother lost her job due to COVID-19, Kiara and her daughters lost their home and moved into an extended stay hotel, and then a shelter. She was connected with CaringWorks and moved into an apartment this past summer. She's back at work and her daughters attend school in their new neighborhood.
“It was such a blessing," Kiara said. "I have so much to be grateful for. Not having a Christmas tree last year for my four daughters was difficult, but this year we will have one and really celebrate the spirit of Christmas."
CBS Atlanta News First reporter Sawyer Bucci sat down with Kiara and CaringWorks CEO Dr. Carol Collard on Thanksgiving morning to talk about the importance of being able to celebrate the holidays in a home. Watch the story here.
"Last year we were at a hotel. Of course, we were able to have dinner, but it wasn’t in my home, at my table, cooking dinner for my kids,” said Grinton. “Everything that you go through, that is not your final destination.”
How can you help?
Contributions from the community will help parents like Kiara create family memories this year while enjoying the holidays in their own homes. No amount is too small. For example, $75 can cover the costs of ingredients for a holiday meal for a CaringWorks family.
Donate today and put "home for the holidays" in the memo. Thank you for your support!