Providence House is Ohio’s first and one of the nation’s longest-operating crisis nurseries among the 70+ in operation in the U.S. and Canada.
They offer free, voluntary, non-custodial emergency shelter to children newborn through twelve years old, actively living in crisis situations that place them at risk of abuse or neglect.
December 5, 2023 was the 28th annual benefit, now an annual tradition for me. The evening (actually late afternoon) started with a plethora of hugs. I got a lot of “we were hoping you would be here” from friends. Really special.
Of course, time for a few Christmas photos!
It was a cold and rainy day. The event, like a recent event I worked, was at Cleveland Browns Stadium. So I took a few pictures I could not get otherwise.
I wish I had a great tale to spin. Sherry volunteered for the event this year and (unbeknownst to me) I was paired up with her and my serial volunteer friend, Natalie and we worked the Mystery Stocking sale. We sold about 130 stockings for $20 each, which had some type of small gift inside, from t-shirts to gift certificates. It was a tremendous amount of fun!
I hung around for a bit afterward with Sher, had a “few”, ate, chatted with many and just again, enjoyed being me at a high end event.
As an added bonus today (like it is really a bonus to all of you…), some pictures my dear friend LynneLee took of me at Erie.