Monika Patterson is the Resource Developer of West Niagara Second Stage Housing & Counselling Inc. She wrote us with this story:
“Last Holiday season, the Fantasy of Trees was very generous and donated a fully decorated tree to one of our residential clients. This was particularly meaningful to her for several reasons. She is the mom of 3 children under 12; this was the first Christmas that she would be spending the day with them; and the first Christmas tree that they had ever had. Her abuser had always forced her to work on Christmas day and never allowed them a tree.
The gift of that fully decorated tree was such an emotional and wonderful experience for her and her children that she kept the tree up and decorated until spring. It was a reminder to her of her strength, her reason for being in our housing and it kept her going. She is looking forward to putting it up again this year!”
We hope that you visit the Fantasy of Trees this year and support West Niagara Second Stage Housing & Counselling and all our recipient organizations with your purchase of lottery tickets.