My internship is at an after school program that serves high-risk youth living in the public housing neighborhoods of Denver. With the holiday season steadily approaching, many of our families are worried about how they will be able to afford gifts for their children. Fortunately, we have figured out a way to help them out! This Thursday, we are having a “Santa’s Workshop” at our site where parents can come “shop” for gifts to give to their children. All of these gifts have been donated to our program specifically for this event and are given to parents free of charge. We even do gift wrapping for them!
In past years, this has been a very successful event as we have been able to give away gifts to every family registered with our program. I look forward to being a part of it this year and hope that we will be able to continue to help these families throughout the holiday season!