As you can see, it’s been a while since we posted a blog. We have been busy little elves organizing our first ever Working Wonders Christmas Tree. Every year, TherapyWorks participates in a community service project around the holidays. One year we adoped a family that suffered a tragic loss and purchased Christmas gifts and dinner for the whole family and another year we adopted a classroom at a local school and purchased winter coats for each child.
But we really felt a need to help our TW families. Most of our clients have special needs, many of them struggle to get by, and unfortunately, some are in foster homes because of situations at home. Seeing these children on a regular basis, we have grown to care for each one of them and their families so that is why we decided to do the Working Wonders Christmas Tree.
Any patient and their siblings who had a need this Christmas were welcome to fill out a wishlist and we had 64 children sign up. Other TW families and employees who wanted to help brighten someone’s Christmas were welcome to choose a star from the tree, purchase items from the wishlist and return them to TW. I am proud to say in just over a week, all 64 stars were chosen!
TW elves are wrapping everything up and families will be picking up gifts on December 15. I am truly amazed at the generosity of people; I never imagined we would have this kind of response in the first year. I’m sure this will be a tradition at TW for many years to come!