The holidays are a difficult time for youth in foster care.
Over the years, we’ve heard many stories of the struggles our teens have faced during the holiday season. Some have not spent Christmas with family since their childhood years, while others have gone years without gifts.
We’ve replaced countless sad memories with happier ones.
With this in mind, the HOC team has made it our mission to make the holiday season an extra special time. The month of December is filled with decorating, cookie baking, family dinners, game nights and tons of quality time between our residents and staff. Many of our guys have shared that they’re best holidays have been spent here in our home.
A little friendly competition never hurt anyone!
As you can imagine, there’s a pretty competitive spirit in the home no matter the occasion when working with teenage boys. We always add in a few activities that allow the guys to compete and earn a reward from our staff. This year, a 16 year old resident took home the prize in our Nutcracker design competition!
Thoughts from the Guys…
Thank you to everyone who kept House of Compassion in your thoughts this holiday season. The HOC family is so happy to have your support!
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DONORS
Longview Lake Ward
Banana Republic (Country Club Plaza)
The North Face (Country Club Plaza)
Old Navy (Country Club Plaza)
Banana Republic (Town Center Plaza)
Robert & Cathy Burks
The Beaird Family