A HOLIDAY LIKE NO OTHER
At Bluffton Self Help, we have always known that it takes a strong fabric of community to address poverty in the lowcountry. We also know how difficult this year has been. We are all coping and adapting to the new realities of the global pandemic and its impact on our lives in different ways. We are learning to balance uncertainty and social isolation along with the increasingly challenging practical realities of everyday life.
“My husband and I, a few years back, fell on hard times. We were in the beginning of starting out our film and photography business and doing the best we could. We were working hard to provide for our family but it got to the point that we weren’t able to give our kiddos gifts one Christmas. We continued to follow our passion and just kept trusting in God.An aunt of ours mentioned Bluffton Self Help to us and that they may be able to help. So the next day I went ahead and signed up our kiddos for Bluffton Self Help’s Toy Shop. When the day came to shop for gifts I expected just a single gift for each of my girls, but I was so wrong. As I walked into the Toy Shop I was so moved by the generosity of our community. I was immediately overwhelmed and overjoyed. I cried so much that day in happiness – we were able to have a Christmas after all. The amount of relief I felt that day was something I can’t describe. Ever since, I have wanted to give back and give that hope to other families.Years later, as our business continues to grow and we are back on our feet, I’m so excited to be able to give that same relief and joy to other families, especially during one of the most difficult years.”
“I’m just so, so happy I get to give back to our community in this way and be able to give that moment of relief and joy to some families, with the help of our community! Seriously, THANK YOU! “ – Yensy.