Milton truly is a community of giving, especially during the holiday season.
“I really can’t believe the kindness and generosity you have shown me in a town that only a year ago seemed very cold,” is a recent message from one of our clients.
This holiday season has been an overwhelming one for those of us at MTH – the breadth of the generosity and human compassion has brought both staff and clients to tears.
Whether it was Steve Sampio and the holiday hampers of toys, food and gift cards he donated from his annual Steve’s Acres fundraiser or the individualized backpacks, stuffed with pajamas, books, toys and more and the full turkey dinners donated by Denise and Peter Mule at Pack A Bag – the pile of donations began to grow as clients watched in amazement.
Add in the wonderfully giving congregations of Grace Anglican Church and their adoption of each client, complete with food, gifts and more or the large cash donation from Boston Presbyterian Church Ladies Fellowship Group and you have clients overwhelmed with appreciation.
“It’s a blessing knowing that out there, anywhere, there are wonderful human beings willing to help us and care for us even when they don’t know us. I call them our angels in earth.” One of our newest clients – a young mother emailed.
The generosity of this community even has its roots in our youngest citizens with two amazing young ladies, from Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School sitting on a corner selling hot chocolate and cookies in support of Milton Transitional Housing one cold afternoon, raising over $297.00!!!
Milton Transitional Housing runs on a shoestring budget – with four part-time staff serving the needs of the now 24 clients in our care (with the latest addition – a baby boy born just this last week). We provide shelter, utilities and case management support as part of out mandate but those extras that make holidays so special wouldn’t happen without the kindness and support of our community. Of the 24 – nine are children and two are infants who will wake up Christmas morning to presents under the tree and a fulsome dinner to enjoy. Our newcomer family has been moved and overcome with emotion at the welcome they’ve received in this, their first Christmas, with MTH. And our newest clients, a young married couple just starting out, will celebrate their first Christmas in their new home with joy and peace.SUPPORT MTH HOLIDAY GIVING
None of this could happen without the amazing support that we receive from all of you. You are the greatest gift that Milton Transitional Housing could ever have been given and from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much and Merry Christmas.