Christmas Appeal 2019
Christmas is a special time for most of us and I, like most of you, am looking forward to spending some time with my family and friends. But for many of the kids, Christmas comes with a host of mixed emotions. While the gifts and celebrations are a welcome distraction from living away from home at The Ranches, Christmas also comes with consistent and constant reminders of how far away from ideal their life has been. Images of “perfect families” and kids who have always had the support and love that they need in order to thrive, are on full time display. For many kids, like those at The Ranches, Christmas often reminds them of what has been lacking in their lives; Hope. Because of those mixed feelings in our kids, and in an attempt to give you an opportunity to offer some much needed hope for them, we have set up an online “Catalog of Hope.”
It’s now easier than ever to give to The Ranches and to designate your gift for specific items that are needed by kids throughout the coming year. Enclosed is a sampling from our “Catalog of Hope” and, as always, you’re more than welcome to head to our website and “shop for hope” for the kids at The Ranches. Our full catalog is available here.
On behalf of the kids and staff of The Ranches, I would like to extend my sincerest hopes for a Merry Christmas for you and those closest to you.
Heath Kull – President