Holiday Gift Giving

The holidays are an especially difficult time to be away from family or what is familiar, even if not ideal.  Echo Glen staff tries to model for the youth what a community holiday looks like.  It is often the first for many residents.  Thank you for considering how you can help the youth feel less isolated.  Receiving gifts from the community demonstrates that people do care about them and have confidence in their futures.

This year in addition to stockings for the residents, we’re hoping to give stockings to all the front-line staff who support the youth and have needed to work over-time and double-shifts.

CLICK HERE for the resident’s wish list

For shipping address, under “Other addresses” choose ECHO GLEN CHRISTMAS GIFT’s Gift Registry Address.

Majority of these youth have experienced some sort of trauma, many come from families with inter-generational trauma. The residents are now in a place where they are being equipped and supported to rewrite their futures.  Your gifts give them hope that the community cares and has confidence in their futures.  Thank you for your kindness, encouragement, and generosity!

One staff member shared, “I’ve worked there for 10 years. I think I’ve only missed one or two Christmases.  You can’t imagine seeing these kids who have experienced so much trauma and have developed such hard exteriors softening up and enjoying their gifts. You see the real kid in them. It’s been my privilege.  Thank you for your generosity.”   💕