Your support in 2016 enabled Cope to host a special holiday party for the children and families we serve!  Our AmeriCorps team member, Carina, gave this heartwarming description of that day…

“The holiday party was free for children and their families in the community. Healthy food and different activities such as, face painting, cookie decorating, and arts and crafts were available so that families could spend time bonding and creating memories. Even the big man himself “Santa Claus” made an appearance! The children and their families were eager to take photos with him. Overall the event was a huge success with over 150 attending!

I was at the arts and crafts station; it was amazing creating art with all the children and families that stopped by. Everyone was excited and happy to be there. It felt so warm and welcoming. Many of the families come to Cope in the midst of a crisis, but on that night there were no tears or fears. For that moment there was only joy, laughter and the holiday spirit that brings the community together.

“Many families come to Cope in the midst of a crisis, but on that night, there were no tears or fears. For that moment there was only joy, laughter and the holiday spirit that brings the community together.”

Parents and caregivers were given easy craft ideas that they could do at home with the materials they already have. They were so eager to bond with their kids and get creative. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be part of the memories and special moments that were created that day. ”

– Carina

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