The feeling of being a victim of a crime or losing someone is beyond words. For the victims, constant feelings of shock, numbness, denial, disbelief, and anger may chase them for life. Losing someone means there will be no more birthday parties, backyard gatherings, or other family activities to share with them. The laughter, hugs, guidance, sense of security and those opportunities to say, “I love you” are forever gone.
For children dealing with the death of a loved one as a result of a deliberate and often violent act committed by another human being, the pain of loss is intensified, making their grief often more complicated. Holidays approaching represent significant challenges for these families.
Through our Family Support Program, Crime Stoppers of Michigan is aware that the children have a very difficult time during this season. Their lives have been negatively and irreparably impacted by criminal acts that left a tremendous void in their lives. We need to give some thought to these children and let them know that someone cares – that someone remembers.
Crime Stoppers of Michigan is hosting our annual Christmas party for children and their families on Saturday, December 10. Families that have been victims of violence, have a loved one that is missing or have been a victim of a crime are invited. Help us prepare a Christmas party to bring a little joy, happiness and put a smile on these children’s faces. The party includes a delicious dinner, a cozy venue, games, entertainment for the whole family and Christmas gifts given by Santa and his elves.
Please donate so we can invite and help Santa give a gift bag of toys, clothes, and books to our children in this unforgettable Christmas party. Instead of sadness, we want the room filled with a day of joy, happiness, and peace for these children and their families. Share with your friends and family so together we can continue to support and bring happiness to the children in our communities.
All donors are welcome to send a representative to the event to help spread the love and Christmas spirit to the children. Please RSVP.
Crime Stoppers of Michigan is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible.