Holidays at Amberwing
The holiday season is a time of joy and hope for most. However, for those who are struggling with depression, anxiety or other mental health issues, the holidays can intensify the battle. Thanks to the generosity of some gracious givers, Amberwing youth and young adults enjoyed a wonderful Christmas celebration.
Participants in Amberwing programming enjoyed an extra dose of warmth and comfort, thanks to a Miller Dwan Auxiliary grant. Colorful, snuggly fleece blankets were given at the Christmas party as gifts for everyone. Games, special treats and lots of laughter were part of this special event, a perfect way to enjoy a holiday celebration together!
To help children and young adults better manage the stress that can accompany holiday time, two special ladies put their business savvy and their hearts for those who are hurting to work and gifted each Amberwing youth with their very own Thirty-One Self-Soothe bag.
Christine Bondi and Angi Wilson are Thirty-One distributors who were able to raise funds to fill 75 Thirty-One pouches with self-soothe items such as candy, bubble wrap, stuffed animals, lotions, stress balls, etc. Christine, whose life has been impacted by her sister’s death by suicide, lives in Blaine, MN, and traveled to Duluth with her mother and her friend Angi to visit Amberwing and provide this amazing contribution to all those who are currently attending programs here.
Amberwing staff would like to thank the Miller Dwan Auxiliary, Christine and Angi for making the holidays a special time for the children and young adults who were blessed by these gifts.