The Gift of Basic Needs and Holiday Presents

Our Holiday Donors!

Many of our families struggle to consistently provide basic needs and gifts for their children in the best of times, and the pandemic has made it even more difficult. We are truly grateful to our amazing community partners, friends, family, and staff who have made a difference in our students’ lives this holiday season! 


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Thank you to the members of CrossFit Hardshells for donating gifts to our students in need! We are so grateful for their commitment to bringing joy to our financially insecure, emotionally disabled students during the holidays for a second year in a row. Here’s our very own therapist Ms. Cocker collecting items at their gym!

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Thank you to Hope Builders Inc for sponsoring three of our families’ holiday wishes in our Adopt-a-Family program! We are so grateful for their incredible generosity, care for our students, and our partnership in supporting our community’s needs during these difficult times.

Staff have been hard at work getting holiday meals and gifts ready to distribute to our students. Here’s Ms. Leblanc spending her Sunday wrapping gifts for our Adopt-a-Family program. Shout-out to all of our amazing staff!

We are so grateful for Team Takeover Basketball‘s incredible donation of food, winter coats, hygiene products, and toys for our students! Thank you for spreading holiday cheer and for ensuring our families in need are prepared for the cold weather on our way.

Our Adopt-a-Family drive was a success! Here’s our Director of Communications and Development with one of our incredible donors delivering her gifts. We are so grateful for her commitment to spreading cheer and compassion to one of our students in need.

A huge thank you to Mount Vernon Community School Brownie Troop 60140 for supplying our students with books and handmade bookmarks! Our library will now have more content to engage our students who struggle with literacy gaps and we can send more books to students to practice their reading skills over break.