At Casey House, the feeling of warmth is never felt more than over the holidays.
Heather Weir, a long time volunteer shares a Casey House Christmas Day memory:
Every year, when we finish eating the Christmas meal, volunteers give out the Casey House Christmas presents to clients. One year, I noticed that one of the in-patient clients had gone outside, so I waited until he came back. When he returned, he took his gift and went right into his room. Half an hour later he came back with tears running down his face, gave me a huge hug and explained that he was feeling overwhelmed, because it was the first Christmas gift he had received in over ten years, and it meant so much. This is why I volunteer; it makes me feel wonderful to bring joy to a Casey House client.
What are you doing for the holidays?
Casey House clients can say they’ll be with family; us.
Volunteers like Heather welcome almost 50 clients to Casey House’s Christmas lunch, serve a hearty meal, and hand out personalized gift packages.
For most clients, the present from Casey House is the only one they’ll get this year.
Casey House’s December 25th event is part of our approach to care- keeping clients engaged and making social connections impacts health and wellness.
Casey House cares.
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