The children we serve in the child & adolescent day treatment program at Rogers – Milwaukee come from families who struggle with a variety of stressors on a daily basis. When the holidays come around, many of our kids do not expect much under their Christmas tree. Yet through the Angel Fund, we are able to provide a holiday party that provides an experience of a lifetime.
Our children started their day by receiving either a hot breakfast or lunch. Back on the unit, children were able to decorate sugar cookies to take home to their families, complete a holiday craft for their loved ones, work on gingerbread houses, take part in holiday bingo and receive candy and jingle bells to their hearts content.
Imagine their surprise when a great day is made awesome by the arrival of holiday gifts. Some of our little ones asked that we re-wrap their gifts so that come Christmas, they would have something under the tree.
This holiday party provides an opportunity for our unit to do something extraordinary for our kids. I cannot begin to thank you for your generous contribution and I would like for you to know that December 23rd was Christmas day for many of our kids.
Nicole M. Steil