Pathways shelter needs your help
$1,782 raised
89% of $2k goal
41 contributors
5 Years running
First, I would like to thank everyone for their generosity last year with the toys for the children. It was a priceless experience to see the joy in their eyes when they received their gifts( see pictures above). I would like to welcome my friends ...
First, I would like to thank everyone for their generosity last year with the toys for the children. It was a priceless experience to see the joy in their eyes when they received their gifts( see pictures above). I would like to welcome my friends from the Marlton Sons of Italy Lodge 2316 and some new friends for their interest in being involved with donating gifts for the children this upcoming holiday season. Presently there are 45 children & 16 Moms residing at the shelter. My hope is that we can give each child (2) gifts at Christmas & possibly (1) small gift for each Mom.

As most of you know I have been involved with this shelter for single mothers & their children who are at risk (homeless or abused). I have been dropping off donated food items to this shelter for the past 5 years, however, last year I learned more about the people & the shelter itself. For one, their food source did not include fresh fruits & vegetables, it is strictly canned & boxed items. It was my mission to get the most taken for granted items (fresh produce) on their plates. I have to say with a lot of determination & help from vendors & the Billy Mock Foundation I have succeeded in getting these children fresh produce.
Recently, I met with the Director at the shelter to discuss the upcoming Holiday festivities. In our meeting I mentioned to the director that I had spoken to some of our Christmas gift donors from last year and been approached by some new friends about providing gifts ( toys) for the children again this Holiday Season. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to be part of this wonderful mission. Lets bring some magic to these less fortunate youngsters at the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas, the birth of Christ. So, therefore, I am reaching out to my family and friends for any help you can provide during this joyous time of the year.
If you are interested in helping, please contact me & I will give you a child off the list with their name & age.
Thank you for all your help!
God Bless,
Rita Forjohn ( 610- 212-9995)

This is the letter my mom sends out to her close friends and families to try and raise money for the shelter she cares for. My mother has literally put her blood, sweat, and tears into this shelter. she has a regular job as it is, and on top of that she visits the shelter three times a week providing them with food and healthy food at that. not only does she use her own money to pay for some of the food she goes to grocery stores, bread factories, and other food distribution places that are willing to help out with the less fortunate. On top of doing this three days a week, each week she bakes 50 cupcakes for the children of the shelter so that they can look forward to something special at the beginning of every week.

Here in this message/application/ paragraph , i am asking my Facebook friends, and any friends of friends or anybody who is willing to help to please donate so that the shelter can have the christmas they deserve. The shelter is nonprofit, so people running the shelter themselves barely get paid peanuts and have dedicated their lives to protecting these families who have been through way too many hardships. so I'm asking whoever is willing to help donate a dollar, 5 dollars, 10 dollars, 20 dollars, anything will help and even if you think it is too small to donate the money adds up after awhile.

i am reaching out one last time because my mother is trying her hardest to provide them with a decent christmas and presents from santa claus so that they can grow up with hope and some happiness in their life.

again, no donation is too small

happy holidays everyone
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