Posted December 22 2009, 2:44 AM PST by Christine Wood

Windermere Edmonds office delivers stockings and more to homeless children

Posted in Events, Grant recipients, and News from the Foundation by Christine Wood

I recently spoke with Patricia K Erickson of the Windermere Edmonds office about her office's involvement with Tomorrow's Hope Daycare, a very special childcare facility serving homeless children and their families in Snohomish County, Washington. It's actually the only daycare serving homeless children in Snohomish County.


Recently, the Edmonds office delivered 102 Christmas stockings to the children and presents for two families in need at Tomorrow's Hope. This is the third year the office has delivered stockings. You can see in these photos the children's beautiful smiles while enjoying their stockings.

View the full slideshow with more pictures from the event.

A few weeks prior to the event, each agent received the name, age and gender of a few children at the daycare and set about filling a stocking for each child with toys, clothes, books and other gifts and then topped the stocking with a stuffed animal.

The office wanted to do more for the center and asked the staff, "What do you really need right now?" The staff was a little hesitant because it seemed a strange request, but replied that they really needed a new kitchen dishwasher hose for rinsing dishes. The facility was washing all the dishes for over 100 children by hand. The Edmonds office was happy to improve the center's kitchen and the staff will now be able to spend more time with the children.

I'm so thankful for organizations like Tomorrow's Hope that are helping to bring hope, joy and a good start for children in tough situations.

Best,

Christine Wood

Images courtesy of Patricia K Erickson from Windermere Edmonds.


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