A Letter from the Avalon Center

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Dear Bryce, Nicole, and all of our friends at the Cumberland County Playhouse:

Words cannot express the gratitude and gratefulness we feel with all of the toys you collected this year for the children we serve at the Avalon Center! We have several Moms who we served and just recently moved from shelter into new violence-free homes that will be able to provide Christmas for their children as well as the Moms and children still with us. It looks like Santa Clause has landed at our office and cannot wait for the Moms to come and pick out toys for their children! We will also be leaving toys under the tree from Santa on Christmas Eve at the shelter.

Domestic Violence takes a terrible toll on the victim but the children who have to live in fear or the mom, their brothers and sisters, as well as themselves, may not realize the toll it takes on them until they are grown! It takes a community who cares that will “Break the Cycle of Violence.” Thank you for being a part of that community! The Avalon Center provides life saving services to these victims each and every day—with a 24 hour crisis hotline, 24 hour emergency shelter, crisis intervention counseling, court and hospital accompaniment, support groups, professional counseling, and a Children’s Program. All of the services are free and confidential to all victims! We couldn’t do this without the great support from friends such as you!

This year because of your generosity and compassion, the Avalon Center will be able to make Christmas a little brighter for all of these children. They will know that the world is full of angels and elves that care about them and wish them happiness every day of the year.

Again, THANK YOU so much! And my wishes for all of you—HOPING YOU HAVE THE MERRIEST OF CHRISTMASES AND YOU HAVE MUCH HAPPINESS IN THE NEW YEAR!

With a full heart,

Carmen Wyatt
December 22, 2014

© 2015 Carmen Wyatt
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