As part of the outreach of Spring Street Center, Elaine Simons rented the Reception Hall for her Holiday Cheer and Winter Response, Wednesday, December 24 and reported this on her Facebook page:
Thanks to all of the Secret Santas and Donors for the Holiday Cheer and Winter Response Celebration. It is because of you that a community group of my friends were able to help bring good cheers and gifts to low income / homeless children and their families, homeless young adults and their pet companions. We were able to provide wishes and needs to 42 children under the age of 14 and over 30 homeless individuals with sleeping bags, carhartts, hoodies/ coats, socks, p 38’s, journals, and other basic needs. The knitted hats are keeping many people heads warm today, their tummies are full from the amazing food that MRCR provided, the hot chocolate from Christian a 7 year old boy who gave up his allowance to buy the fixin’s and the baked cookies from a few of my friends. A special shout out to the person who provided the venue for this festive gathering I hope you are enjoying your holiday and know that you contributed to ensure others are as well! There are so many of you to tag but you know who you are! 3 Thanks!!!!
You can get a sense of the scene here:
I am grateful to the Subud community for allowing me to help the community using our house in this way. We were part of a wonderful event that made a lot of less fortunate folks very happy. Felíz Navidad.