Seasons greetings! It’s that time of the year again. Can you believe the holidays are almost here?
Every Christmas season, Triumph goes to hospitals all over Southern California to visit people who’ve recently become paralyzed to deliver care baskets full of resources, have a party and bring a message of hope.
As you can imagine, it is hard for anyone to be in the hospital after suffering a spinal cord injury, but it is particularly difficult when you are in the hospital for the holidays.
We will be going to more than a dozen hospitals and rehabilitation centers this year and will be giving out more than 75 Care Baskets, and we need you to get involved!
Our Care Baskets include lots of goodies to sweeten hospital stays and to cheer them up.
We need donations of store-bought goodies like candy, popcorn and treats. If you like to knit or sew, we love to include handmade blankets and scarves. We are also collecting small presents.
This is a chance to give to someone in need without breaking the piggy bank.
We need people to help us bake some real holiday cheer.
We are hoping some of you will make cookies, brownies, cakes and sweets to bring to the hospitals.
Let us know if you are interested so we can coordinate a day to have you bake and deliver them to us right before one of our hospital visits so it is fresh.
Thursday, Dec. 3 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. we are holding a fundraiser at the Route 66 Classic Grill located at 18730 Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country.
Join us for dinner, and 10 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Triumph. We will have a Silent Auction, and it will be a fun get-together for the holiday. This is a perfect time to drop off the goodies for our care baskets.
Triumph will be holding a care basket building party on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Santa Clarita.
We will need a dozen able-bodied volunteers to be our elves filling up the baskets full of resources and presents.
Purchase a $100 raffle ticket for your chance to win a 5-day getaway cruise (round-trip from Los Angeles) for two in a balcony stateroom and help support people living with paralysis.
Raffle winner will be drawn on Tuesday, Dec. 22. You do not need to be present to win.
Triumph relies solely on your generous contributions to continue our outreach programs.
Please make an end-of-the-year charitable donation. Make a one-time gift or give a monthly gift at SupportTriumph.org.
I hope you can help make this year’s Christmas Care Basket Outreach a success! I will keep you updated on all these events. Please share this letter with anyone who may be interested in getting involved with Triumph Foundation.
For more information on any of these events, please visit www.Triumph-Foundation.org.
Thanksgiving is a time for reflection, and Triumph Foundation has much to be thankful for this holiday season. We are so blessed to have your support.
I trust you are all ready to have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas!