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Changing Stories 2019

Monday, November 04, 2019

SEASON OF GIVING | STORIES OF GRATITUDE

Bluffton Self Help is celebrating 32 years of serving our community and rewriting the story for thousands of families. We have continued to grow and innovate over the years to meet the evolving needs of our neighbors. As the years pass and the seasons change, one thing always stays the same, the generosity of our community.

You can always tell when November is here. The business of people's lives become more intense, the stores create winter wonderlands and children eagerly write their letters to Santa. At times, we may forget that there is so much more to this beautiful season but to the families who participate in our Holiday Hope Toy Shop - they never forget. They hold onto the memories made and the smiles on their children's faces because of you, our community. These are the greatest gifts you can give.

No matter what holidays you celebrate or maybe don't, these next two months are meant for giving thanks and giving back to those we love and hold dear.
It is during times like these, when we might become consumed in the hustle and bustle of our own lives that we can easily look past those truly in need.

Every day we are grateful to be able to see the difference each of you make in our community. With each day, we become more humbled by the people in our community. Small acts of kindness, small gifts or simply ideas to help our neighbors in need may seem insignificant but often they make the biggest difference. Every family has a story and we are thankful to be a small part of some of those. 

Thank you for helping us to make an impact on the families and stories like these:

"Last year, we received your wonderful gifts and I was really grateful. I never received any help ever and this is really emotional and overwhelming last year. Someday, I will be able to donate to you and make someone's Christmas just as merry as ours was last year. May your light so shine as bright as the morning star in every place you go and to those you come to meet in your lives. Thank you very much." - BSH Client

"In my life I am always been "the helper", the one who helped others. It has always given me deep joy to donate to organizations like yours. I could never imagine that one day things would have changed and my son and I were going to be the ones in need. It has been hard to accept this. It has been hard to accept to receive but I am so very deeply grateful with all my heart to all the people that have donated to us from their hearts during the holiday season. You certainly did bring great joy under our Christmas tree, it meant a lot to us. Now that I have been on both sides of the coin, I have a better understanding of the need and giving. Thank you from my heart to all the people who made this holidays possible." - BSH Client

"Thank you for giving us those toys on Christmas. My daughter especially liked the stuffed animal and sleeps with it every night. I really was happy when I was able to get sweaters and coats for my kids because I could not  afford it." - BSH Client

"Thank you for kindness and generosity. It's the most amazing, joyful and unforgettable Christmas for us because of you!! I haven't seen my son so happy in the last 5 years as he has been last Christmas after seeing all the gifts. Bless yo Bluffton Self Help." - BSH Client

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