At Woodbourne, we have been overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers this week. Truly awed by the generosity of people whom we do not know. The response to our video, posted at the end of last week has generated more than $3,500 in on-line contributions, plus nearly $2,000 more through the mail.
Today, we received a shipment from a new and very generous donor of a huge assortment of board and card games from Amazon.
I also received another wonderful package, but unfortunately, I can’t read the name on the card, and there’s no return address. If you sent this package, please e-mail me!
Another donor stopped by with more than 130 fleece pillows and blankets that she’d made. This is a great present for the kids, since they frequently arrive with nothing at all, and having a blanket or pillow of their own can be a great comfort to them. We have also gotten lots of art supplies, including coloured pens and markers, art pads and paints. A lot of the boys wanted journals and we got a few of the magnificent Moleskine notebooks! Another friend made cookies and a cake and also sent over a crate of Clementines for the kids. You can also see a carton of binders, which some of the boys also requested. They have school binders, but they like to write down their thoughts as part of their therapy.Everyone has joined together to help Woodbourne make this a holiday season that our children will remember forever!