When they got an appeal from staff at My Sister’s Place for Christmas gifts for the 30 children living at the shelter, volunteers at the Sun Lakes-based Crystal Card Project acted. These generous individuals donated over 120 gifts and gift cards to help make Christmas a little merrier.
My Sister’s Place is a Chandler shelter for those escaping domestic violence. The children—ranging from toddlers to teens—live there with a parent who left an abuser and sought help in starting over.
The shelter has been in operation since the mid-1980s. It is affiliated with the Catholic Charities which provides funding for operations including the shelter, staff, and basic supplies.
But special things like Christmas presents are simply not part of the budget. And for those struggling to start over, there is little money for extras.
The donated gifts and gift cards helped assure that each child had some gifts to open on Christmas morning.
Check our website, www.thecrystalcardproject.org, or our Facebook page for a calendar of events as well as information about this project and the ways it supports the programs at My Sister’s Place.