Thank you to my favorite lady's and supporters Shannon DePerry and Sarah Vaillancourt. You guys are doing everything I hope to do in my future. My daughter and I are truly blessed you continue to help me give her a beautiful Christmas and love and support throughout the year. I love you both and what you do for families like myself. My daughter loves and adores you both and I can only hope one day I can be like you guys. I'll keep making you proud.
I have never felt more blessed to be part of such a caring community. I want to say to the person who adopted my daughter for Christmas because of you the smile on her face will be priceless. We are so happy to live in a community with such great people. I want to thank you for blessing us and being so kind. We really do appreciate you and Merry Christmas to your family.
I called emotionally overwhelmed this morning at 9:30 and by 1 p.m. a week before Christmas these beautiful beings blessed my 4 children with Christmas presents, bedding, towels, toiletries and even presents for me. I cried on the way in because I felt defeated, I cried on the way home because I felt blessed. MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL OF YOU, TODAY MY HEART IS FULL. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. People have no idea how much of an impact it makes to have basic needs. It felt amazing to wrap presents but real dish soap for the dishes, toilet paper in the bathroom, shampoo and conditioner in the shower, house smelling clean, and new sheets on the bed makes you feel human. You guys blessed the children with presents and me with the ability to make the house feel more like home.
I am so grateful to who adopted my family for Christmas. Your generosity and kindness have truly touched our hearts. I am grateful to Sarah and Shannon who made this happen. Thanks to your support we were able to have a joyful and memorable holiday season. Your thoughtfulness and selflessness have made a significant difference in our lives and we are forever grateful. May you be blessed abundantly for your kindness and may your generosity continue to bring joy to others. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
A simple thank you is not nearly enough for the joy you were able to bring not only my children but my husband and I. This year has definitely been a tough one for my family and your kind hearts have helped more than you even know. Seeing the joy on my children’s faces when they opened up their gifts brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for helping bring joy to this tough time for our family.
Thank you Operation Fresh Start, Shannon, Volunteers and selfless givers that made my children’s holiday one to remember forever. This year has been a trying one for sure from finances to mental health but today that weight drifted some and that is all thanks to you. I am forever so so grateful for this, you, all of you - the thought that was put into it, time, effort and feeling I feel so immensely - the love, I wish you could have seen my children’s faces Thank you, thank you for lighting that light. I pray your giving hearts feel that love come back to you greater this year and every year. Thank you so much for making this holiday happen for us.
I would like to thank Shannon and Operation Fresh Start so much for everything. I would also like to thank the Girl Scouts and all the generous people who donate to Operation Fresh Start. Having been homeless for months and finally getting into an apartment was exciting and overwhelming, but knowing you had already collected a lot of things we had lost made the transition that much easier. My family was very blessed to have your organization help us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
I want to thank Shannon and her team for providing warmth and kindness for me and my girls when we were struggling with no heat or hot water in our home. Thank you so much for the space heater and blankets.
You are truly a blessing.
I really want to say thank you for being so giving, thinking of others in need and wanting to brighten a gloomy time of year for a family like ours. Thank you for wanting to help an honest family that just can't find a way this year. I'm just so truly grateful and appreciate anything to put under our tree for our children on Christmas morning. One day, I aspire to give back, just as you do.
Thank you SO much for making Christmas possible for my kids! I am so truly grateful for everything we received. I couldn't stop crying after picking up the gifts today. Just seeing how much thought was put into every gift truly warmed my heart. My babies don't know it yet but we are truly blessed to be a part of a community with such caring individuals like yourself. A huge thank you to Operation Fresh Start for making this holiday turn right around for me and my family.
Thank you for making Christmas happen for me and my family. We are forever grateful. I had no idea how I was going to make it through Christmas and once again Operation Fresh Start, Shannon DePerry and the community made it happen.
On behalf of Sound Community Services, Inc., we would like to extend our deepest gratitude for your donation of clothing and the many sizes your provided. Operation Fresh Start has demonstrated extreme kindness, empathy, and love. Many of the young adults we serve come to us with a lack of resources. Community partners such as yourself are rare, genuine, and welcoming.
I’m a single mom and a domestic violence survivor. I had to leave everything in my marital home intact and Operation Fresh Start filled a storage bin I had rented with everything I needed (and more!) to start a new, safe, healing life with my children.
All the donations I received through Operation Fresh Start will never compare to the support, hugs and respect I have received from Shannon and her organization. They were strangers who have become family.
For the last year Shannon and Operation Fresh Start have provided everything I needed, without judgment, from food to winter coats to back packs to Christmas presents for my daughter. They assisted with my weekly rent by paying a week’s back rent when I came down with COVID and could not work. They even enabled my daughter to attend summer camp which otherwise would not have been possible.
It’s hard to ask for help sometimes but Shannon was absolutely welcoming and so sweet. Operation Fresh Start has been my saving grace more than once and they have always treated me with respect.
I am honored and eternally grateful to have received the help that I do from Operation Fresh Start. They provide a sense of hope for me that all will be okay and I will make it. I thank them from the bottom of my heart for the kindness, patience and love I have received and hope they can touch many more families in need as they did mine.