Local Elkhart organization adopt families who loss loved ones to violence to give back to during the holiday season
ELKHART, Ind -- A Woman's Worth Creation hosted their God's Children Toy Event where they adopted families of those who loss loved ones to violence to help bring them some relief during the holiday season.
"Some families have been victims of violence recently this year. So, like a lot of them have had homicide happen in their immediately family and then some of them domestic violence and then a few of them are just in need as well. So, we just figured what a time to spread some love," said Founder of A Woman's Worth Creation Lori Ann Barnes.
Spreading love to adopted families.
12 to be exact providing them with the things they need.
"These families actually filled out their own wish list. So, we went shopping according to that," said Barnes.
Although they’re not Santa, the list allowing families to go home with what they asked for and more.
"We had a little photobooth they can take some pictures. They’ll leave out with a couple of two or three bags of gifts. They got a little bit of everything in those bags too so we definitely tried to take care of the whole Christmas and not just give them a few things to help," said Barnes.
That’s not all their doing to help the twelve adopted families and ease their mind.
"We’re doing an ugly sweater theme just to kind of like I told you before, a lot of these families have been victims of violence and so we just want to kind of take their mind of that for a second and these sweaters are so ugly they are extremely distracting," said Barnes.
A distraction from the loss by replacing it with love.
"Situations sometimes you have no words. There’s not enough hugs and you just try to find a way to show some kind of love. So, if we can do it by you know just doing it through Christmas then that’s what we’ll do. If we can do it by giving some gifts and then taking the weight off of them from the shopping, from the crowd, financial aspects of it. If we can help in any kind of way we want to because we know that we don’t have any words," said Barnes.