Thank you for Another Amazing Holiday Hugs!
In December 2020, we had an extraordinary response with over 35 Secret Santa’s meeting the wishes of OVER 90 children and their caregivers to make sure something special was under their tree this year. See photos of some of the 2020 donations below.
The TCC Holiday Hugs program involves matching a family or child in need with a “Secret Santa”. Secret Santa’s can be an individual, family, group of co-workers, or a entire business, who is willing to sponsor a family, or families, by purchasing items from their wish list to ensure a special holiday.
“We cannot help everyone in the community, but we are absolutely going to ensure Carousel’s families have the support they need. Our families have all been through some very difficult and unsettling events over this past year – as well as navigating a global pandemic, too.
Holiday Hugs is something small that Carousel Center does to help them add some normalcy back into their lives. You ensure an adult caregivers’ concerns about providing Christmas morning for their children, especially after one or more of them have needed services at Carousel Center, is a priceless gift to give! We are also gifting them back some of the control that they can naturally feel was taken from them due to child physical/sexual abuse,” said Child Advocacy Supervisor, Frannie Ramirez, who organizes Carousel Center’s efforts.
Over the years, Secret Santa’s have donated toys, bikes, art supplies, hundreds of wish list items for The Carousel Center’s Holiday Hugs children and caregivers. Many years ago, the idea of Holiday Hugs began as a cooperative effort with American Legion Post 10, Stanley B-Jammin’ 99.9, Alan Perry and the Perry’s Emporium Team.
Books-A-Million and now MegaCorp has joined the effort to ensure all children who visited Carousel Center for forensic/medical, family advocacy, or trauma therapy services, within the last year, will not have to worry about providing their children a warm and wonderful Christmas morning! We Beleive!
Join us and be our partner in hope.
Contact, Laurie Taylor, Development Manager at 910-254-9898.