Project Tender Hearts Little Hands
Benefiting Grandma's Place
Grandma’s Place is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides emergency shelter for 16 children, from the age of birth to 12 years old, who have been removed from their homes by the Department of Children & Families due to abuse, neglect or abandonment
Project Dates: November 28th - Dec 15th
Did you know... Every day seven children in South Floria are removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect? It's hard to imagine someone intentionally hurting a child, yet nearly a million children are abused every year just in the United States alone. If we can make a difference for just a small number of these children it would be a tremendous start. Please consider opening your heart and providing support.
Every year I choose a way to help children in need during the Holidays. Although I collect essential items all year long, the Holidays are a time when I try to do a bit more. After working with many shelters and agencies in South Florida during my career as a social worker, one of my absolute favorites is Grandma’s Place in Royal Palm Beach. Grandma’s Place is an emergency shelter where kids are placed immediately after removal. It has become one of my favorites because of the consistency of the staff and the unconditional care and love given to the kids. As you can imagine these kids come in feeling CONFUSED, AFRAID, DISTRUSTING, SHOCKED, and worst of all ALONE. Although removal is the best option for a child’s safety, it is very traumatizing.
Kids at Grandma’s Place may have memories of happier times with their families, before the abuse and neglect began, however others may have never celebrated a holiday or received a gift. This is where we can come together and provide a little bit of sunshine during a potentially devastating time.
How To Help: Since it is an Emergency Shelter we will not know ahead of time the ages or gender of kids that will be there. Therefore, I am collecting Target gift cards that will be used for buying gifts for those at the shelter during the holidays. I will be assisting those at Grandma’s Place with the shopping. ANY AMOUNT will help!!! Even $5.00 is a big deal!
Please consider donating to these amazing resilient kids for the holidays.
Target gift cards can be ordered online and sent to me using this link: https://www-secure.target.com/c/giftcards/-/N-5xsxu#?lnk=gnav_giftcards