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FR&A Pictorial: Giving Tuesday At Center For Great Expectations

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Kenia Blanco and her son, Junior, took part in the Center for Great Expectation’s observance of Giving Tuesday.


The residents at the Center for Great Expectations on Dellwood Lane tok part in an exercise in giving and getting Dec. 2, the third annual national Giving Tuesday.

The women and their children at the center received a home-cooked meal after they made holiday ornaments that will be donated to the seniors at the nearby McCarrick Care Center.

“It’s important for them to give back as well as receive,” said Peg Wright, founder and president of the center, which provides shelter and counseling for pregnant and parenting adolescents, women and their children.

“Around this time of year we really like to focus on gratitude and, in the adult program, gratitude is a big piece of recovery, recognizing what your blessings are,” she said. “This fits perfectly into it.”

Among the crafters was Kenia Blanco and her 2-year-old son, Junior.

“We have to be thankful for what we get,” Kenia Blanco said. “It’s nice to help other people like people help us.”

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Soap contributed by Noreen Holly.

The women who participated in the event received a glass ornament and soap donated by Noreen Holly, the toddlers received a stocking filled with toy cars and the infants received stockings filled with a plush stuffed toy, according to David Wright, who assisted with the event.

 

 

 

 

 

Giving Day 2014 at Center for Great Expectations

 

 

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