|ONE TEEN'S STORY: " We Would Not Have Had a Christmas Without You"|
|By Trish M.|
I'm 15 years old and pregnant with my first child. My older sister referred me to Healthy Babies Project. I'm glad she did.
It's been very difficult to try to take care of myself, prepare for the baby, and stay in school. Both of my parents have learning disabilities. They tried their best to raise myself and my siblings, but it was difficult for them to manage their own lives. I live with my grandmother in a one-bedroom apartment.
I get sad when I think about bringing my daughter into the world with nothing. But this Christmas, I had the most wonderful surprise. I attended the Adopt-a-Family event at Healthy Babies Project. I received wonderful things to welcome home my baby girl, whereas before I had nothing! (continued ...)
|Thank You for Adopting 159 Families This Christmas!|
|Thank you for providing a joyous Christmas for Healthy Babies Project families this year!|
Donors sponsored an HBP family by providing gifts from the family's Wish List and celebrating with them at HBP's Family Day Christmas Party on December 20.
HBP extends special thanks to many individual donors who gave sacrificially to HBP families as well as partners Anybill
, CGI Federal
, First Off the Line
, Thompson, Cobb, Bazilio & Associates
, and Women of Standards
for sponsoring large blocks of HBP clients.
Additional thanks to partner Women of Standards who organized and hosted the first TPEP Toy Drive, which yielded toys for over 100 children.
In total, donors sponsored 159 HBP families
- more than 11% more than last year's sponsorships. (Read more
Because of our caring donors, these women and families had an extra-special holiday in 2011. Thank you for your support!