Every year, we wonder who will bring Christmas gifts, will there be enough, will Saint Martin’s House be a joyous place on Christmas morning? The staff and volunteers work to support the families in residence every day. Each day brings its own challenges of transportation to appointments and jobs and child care, and the process of giving gifts can seem overwhelming.
And then friends and former residents and local organizations come to the rescue!
Families at Saint Martin’s have received gifts, diapers, wipes, and other personal care needs and very special movie bags to brighten their holidays. We are grateful: to Cheryl and Bob Baker of Chestertown whose guests at their holiday brunch bring gifts for all of the families; to Denton Girl Scout Troop 4423, whose gifts came special delivery by a former Saint Martin’s House resident; and to the staff and volunteers of Adkins Arboretum who delivered very festive Arboretum bags with big red bows.
Clearly Santa’s helpers come from all parts of our mid-shore community and recognize the blessing of giving to others. Thanks to one and all!