On the Saturday before Christmas, a group of barely caffeinated 50 volunteers loaded Premier Chevrolet trucks with mattresses to deliver to some very deserving families in Buena Park. Hundreds of families were surveyed to find out if there were family members in need of a warm bed to sleep on. With a group of passionate volunteers we were able to provide a joyful Christmas surprise to 70 families! Even though the parents had been notified of the gift they would be receiving, most of the mothers shed tears of delight when we arrived with a beautiful mattress and bedding. It was humbling to see some of the living situations these families were in: children in the bedroom and parents on couches or the floor. One mother that sleeps on her living room couch every night said, “Receiving this bed is a blessing from God. I don’t sleep well as it is, but I know this will make such an impact, not only on my sleep, but my attitude throughout the day as well.”
Giving Children Hope was honored to partner with the Buena Park School District Education Foundation, Brentwood Homes, Premier Chevrolet, and Superintendent Greg Magnuson to love and serve those in need right here in our own backyard.