A huge thanks to everyone who contributed to the luggage/teddy bear drive for our friends at Jesse’s House! Through your support, we were able to exceed our goal of providing 50 duffle bags and bears to the emergency shelter for girls and provide them with 60 of each. Now, each girl who leaves Jesse’s House in 2018 is ensured that she will start her new journey with confidence and love.
Jesse’s House is a 501(c)(3) organization in Forsyth County that serves as an emergency and long-term shelter for adolescent girls. The goal of Jesse’s House is to provide a safe house until reunification with a girl’s family is possible or until a permanent placement is found. Jesse’s House has been such a shining light in their community, the community our Cumming location is fortunate enough to call home as well! And we recently learned that a critical need the shelter has is luggage, as the majority of girls have no choice but to gather their belongings in a trash bag for their departure, tearing away a bit of the dignity they and the Jesse’s House staff have worked so hard to develop during their stay.
So this week, our Cumming location is raising money to purchase 50 duffle bags and 50 teddy bears (for added comfort on the new adventure!), which will ensure that each girl who is discharged in 2018 will receive one of each. If you’re able to help us reach our goal by contributing here, we would be so grateful! Your gift, at any level, will make an enormous difference in a young girl’s life.
Thank you for your support!