Hello All and Happy Holiday Season!!
As we enter into the notorious holiday season, we’d like to take this opportunity to do something special with the salon and community for our very 1st year. We will be hosting a Holiday Toy Drive for the women and children of InterAct Raleigh . From now until the 20th of December, we are accepting new, unused, and unwrapped toys to put under our Holiday Tree. Everyone who finds it in their heart to bring a toy into the salon, will be entered into our Garnish Goody Bag Raffle. This is not just your average goody bag, it’s filled with a ton of Garnish quality products along with a $250 gift card to the studio.
We could really use your help making the holiday brighter for families rebuilding their lives after leaving an abusive environment!
Imagine leaving a life behind and settling somewhere new – perhaps InterAct’s Emergency Shelter, or maybe in a new apartment or house – and realizing the holidays are quickly approaching. The regular expenses of setting up a household are overwhelming enough…where will any extra come from for a little something under the tree?
For victims of domestic violence who have recently made the brave decision to start fresh, this is often the reality.
In an effort to brighten the holidays for families starting over, InterAct hosts an annual Holiday Bazaar event. For one weekend in December, the agency is transformed into a store, where mothers may “shop” to choose toys and gifts for their children – and children can choose small gifts for their mothers, too. A photographer takes family photos in front a festive backdrop, children have an opportunity to wrap their gifts for Mom, and the air is full of the holiday spirit.
Last year, the Holiday Bazaar served 103 families, including more than 250 children. A number of clients shared that they were not sure what they would have done for the holidays without this opportunity, and there were many grateful smiles and tears when they learned it was all made possible through generous donations of toys, gifts, and time from our community.
Will you help us make some children smile this holiday season?? We can’t do it without you!!
Your Garnish Team
PS: If you need any help or guidelines for your donation, InterAct has a Gift Suggestion Guide of tips and ideas