There's no better place to be at Christmas time than Youth Haven!
There's no better place to be at Christmas time than Youth Haven! Our free Christmas retreats for underprivileged youth begin the Friday after Thanksgiving and run through the entire month of December. During that time, our campuses become a Christmas wonderland for boys and girls who might not experience a lot of Christmas joy at home. It might be because they've been removed from their homes as a result of abuse or neglect. They might live with a single parent who is struggling to make ends meet, or parents who have experienced job loss and there simply isn't enough money to provide a fancy Christmas dinner or gifts. Whatever the case, we believe every child deserves a Merry Christmas, and we want to make that a reality for these precious kids! A new group of excited kids will join us each weekend for all of our fun weekend activities, plus a few extra-special Christmas surprises!
And no Christmas celebration would be complete without... toys! Many of the children who come to Youth Haven during the Christmas season are experiencing financial hardships at home, and there simply isn't a lot of money to buy gifts and toys. Thanks to so many wonderful friends who donate toys to Youth Haven, we are able to make Christmas joyful for these boys and girls by giving them their own, brand new toys. It's a very practical way for us to show them they are loved!
Some images from Youth Haven's special Christmas parties with the children: