Gifts of HopeOthers, Christmas , Support
Contributed by: Union Gospel Mission
“Without this Christmas Hamper, I don’t think I would have been motivated to celebrate the holidays. I wasn’t really feeling Christmas until that happened. I feel like almost crying every time I think about UGM. Not a day that goes by without me thinking about UGM and how they’ve touched my heart.” — Shanell, 2020 Gifts of Hope Hamper Recipient
Shanell is one of the single moms who recently received a hamper from UGM for Christmas 2020. She says this gift of hope gave her a reason to celebrate Christmas. And as Shanell reflects on the meaning of the holidays, she says she’s thankful to have received a constant, steadfast love from UGM—it helped her overcome homelessness. We’re honoured to be able to support strong single moms like Shanell.
This past holiday season, over 335 Gifts of Hope Christmas Hampers were delivered to families in need, along with 200 Christmas Carts for seniors and single-family members. Christmas is a time of hope and love, and we’re here to provide that, through transformative services like our Gifts of Hope hamper program.