Many of us who are fortunate enough, can recall a moment that made us feel special during the holiday season. Whether it was being surrounded by the ones we love, a warm traditional home-cooked meal, a kiss on the cheek from a loved one, feeling blessed for spending their first Christmas not in or near a hospital, or hearing their favorite song playing while taking in the look on their child’s face as they open their gift from Santa.
During a time where everyone deserves to feel special, no matter our circumstances, Veronica’s Way hosted their second annual event “Winter is Coming;” A candlelight dinner for those families who need it most.
Having a vision of providing a sense of warmth and moments of joy, donations of food, blankets, gloves, hats, and toys for all ages, were collected throughout the month of December.
Over 158 families, including children, were provided a warm and tasty 3-course meal, served to them on silk red tablecloths, surrounded by lit votive candles, all while being serenaded by live Christmas Carols.
Every child went home with two toys of their choosing.
Every child and adult went home with a comforter or blanket to keep them warm.
Over 40 people volunteered to make this evening feel as special as possible.