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The Attitude of Gratitude is how we arrived at the Giving Tree. It is the utmost of importance to me to appreciate what I/we have in this life and as such it remains an important cornerstone of Darlene & Company to #GiveWhereYouLive. This year I am grateful to have my family’s health, the amazing Metrowest community, and a whole bunch of new clients and friends whose focus on #LoveWhereYouLive took on a whole new meaning these past couple of years. This will be our FOURTH Annual Giving Tree event. Since our first one in 2018 we have helped 10 moms & their children through the holidays at various difficult times in their lives!
This year we will be helping 3 moms all from various backgrounds but all with the same undertone- financial hardship. These ladies all also reside in Metrowest. The kids we have the joy of supporting range in age from 14 months-17 and there are 7 total.
The kids are asking for winter clothes, gift cards, barbies, fairy gardens, PJ Masks, board games, Hot Wheels, Sneakers….allll sorts of items. The moms of course can benefit from grocery cards, amazon cards, target gift cards. We are so excited to help them with the holidays and we really hope you are too.
Speaking of Give Where You Live -this year I am super excited to announce that I have started a non profit in this name so now any donations are tax deductible through the 501c3! Be on the lookout for more fun stuff helping the community this year, but for now this is our focus. If you would like to donate online vs contributing a gift card of present please use this link PayPal Donations ”
The life of a single parent hits close to home for me personally since I was raised by a single mom starting day 1! She did everything she possibly could to show me a great life even when I know it must have seemed next to impossible. Yet, all of life’s great lessons I learned from that experience! Never give up when things seemed too hard, to value education while I watched her put herself through college, it’s never too late to realize the American Dream when she bought her first house at 40, and later she taught me the trials and tribulations of entrepenureship. Most importantly, my mom taught me that it’s not the “things” you can give that make a great parent, but only love can do that. It is my hope that by helping mamas in need with their wish lists, they can focus on the love that keeps them going rather than the stresses of the season. One piece wrapped up in all of this is the joy the holidays bring children. And when it comes to giving- children’s causes are our jam! Let’s come together to help these families in need. <3