A Season For Giving

By Dave Knospe

’Tis the season for Christmas carols, light displays, and most importantly, for giving. For the last four holiday seasons we have been humbled and honored to directly support the Salvation Army West Women’s and Children’s Shelter. WWCS has been serving Portland-area homeless women and their children for over 20 years. Many of these families are survivors of domestic abuse and seek safety and hope during the holidays.

Annually, WWCS houses over 150 residents and fields approximately 3,500 crisis calls. The group assists women and children with the basics of food, shelter, and clothing while providing mothers support for eventual self-sufficiency. Children are also provided professional counseling, a therapeutic preschool program, and other age-appropriate activities and outings. However, during the month of December, the focus shifts to helping these families feel the spirit of Christmas.

During the holiday season, the Salvation Army asks for three gifts for each family member, and they are often very practical items like coats, shoes and clothing. This year, LandCentral.com has made a list and checked it twice, and we’ve decided to support three families in the Portland area. If your family or business would like to help make this Christmas special for a family in need, please contact your local Salvation Army.

Happy holiday season from all of us here at LandCentral.com!

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