All around the Miami Valley, it is truly beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Pine cones wreaths and white lights line the streets of many neighborhoods. Restaurants, retailers and gathering places are bustling with activity in preparation of the crowds that will come for the holiday parties and the early bird promotions.
For the next few weeks fun, laughter, shopping, lots of eating and spending time with loved ones will be the order of the day for most families. It is the joy and happiness that fills the air that truly makes it the most wonderful time of the year.
It is also a time when people, sometimes even a Scrooge or two, believe that wishes can and do come true. This year, you can make a wish come true for a family affected by domestic violence by supporting the YWCA Dayton’s Holiday Wish List.
Every year the YWCA serves as a safe haven for children and their mothers as they struggle to rebuild their lives after enduring months even years of abuse. Unfortunately many leave home with little more than the clothes on their backs.
As more than 100 children are expected to be housed at the shelter during the holidays this year, the YWCA is counting on the generosity of people in the community to make the wishes of these families come true, even during a time in their life when there is little to believe in.