year's Annual Christmas Basket give-away was a tremendous success !
LODLF gave away 150 baskets along with 150 gift bags to families in
need during this Holiday Season. The baskets contained a full Christmas
Dinner and lots of other food and house hold items. The Baskets were
given out all around Albuquerque and Santa Fe by dozens of volunteers
and LODLF members. This event would not be possible without the
generosity of all our Corporate and family sponsorships, LODLF
members and volunteers. Thank you all so very much.!
One lady who received a basket is
ill; her health is not good at all. She is struggling just to
live and has to have a caregiver to help her. Angela
and John had to meet her son, who takes care of her (Anthony Salas) at
McDonalds in Bernalillo, only because they are currently staying with
the in laws due to no heat.... This basket of food means the
world to them....
One single mommy
cried so hard: she has three kids and both grandparents living with
her. She is working full time, school full time and couldn't afford any
presents this year. So appreciative!
woman cried hard. She moved to Rio Rancho from New York to be
close to her sister, and her sister moved away, and her husband died in
house left her all alone and has no children. She has had multiple
surgeries and is now wheelchair-bound. She said "we were angels
and that God is never late."
Each team had stories like this,
I have been receiving the most
wonderful feedback about the Christmas Baskets that Los Ojos de la
Familia delivered to many of the folks I referred. Everyone
has been thrilled and truly overwhelmed, not only by the baskets but by
the kindness and friendliness of the people who delivered them. What a
fabulous program! Thank you so much for letting us be involved!
FOR MORE PICTURES, VIDEO OF THE
EVENT, AND FULL LIST OF SPONSORS, see our website: www.losojosdelafamilia.org